Losing the ‘One-Stop-Shop’: The Real Cost of a Dual UK/EU Merger Process Post Brexit

8 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2018

Date Written: October 2, 2018

Abstract

Following Brexit, if the UK is no longer a member of the European Economic Area, then there will be no ‘one stop shop’ for mergers at the EU level and a separate merger review may need to be carried out in the UK. This means merger notifications may be required in both the EU and the UK. This would result in a significant increase in transaction costs, time and administration, in addition to the risk of potential uncertainty as companies face possibly divergent or inconsistent decisions.

Keywords: brexit, mergers, antitrust, competition law, notification

JEL Classification: K21, L40, G34

Suggested Citation

Long, Sarah and Robert, Gavin, Losing the ‘One-Stop-Shop’: The Real Cost of a Dual UK/EU Merger Process Post Brexit (October 2, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3299017 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3299017

Sarah Long (Contact Author)

Euclid Law ( email )

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Gavin Robert

Euclid Law ( email )

London
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