Recent Developments in the Assessment of Efficiencies of EU Mergers
Competition Law & Policy Debate, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2016
12 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last revised: 31 Oct 2017
Date Written: February 1, 2016
This paper reviews the assessment of efficiency claims in recent EU mergers. It focuses on three broad issues:
(a) whether efficiencies should be distinguished from other types of "pro-competitive effects";
(b) how to establish the pass-on to consumers from efficiencies, and to balance this against any competition harm; and
(c) the relevance and implications of the distinction between static and dynamic efficiencies.
Note: This article is made available with the permission of Claeys & Casteels Law Publishing.
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