Ec Competition Law and the Regulation of Passive Investments Among Competitors

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Ariel Ezrachi

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

David Gilo

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law

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Date Written: 2006

Abstract

Passive holdings and cross-investments among competing companies are common phenomena in the modern marketplace. Yet under certain market conditions such investments may cause anticompetitive effects. This article explores the economic effects of passive investments and their regulation under European competition law. The article identifies a range of transactions that potentially affect competition; however they remain unchallenged under current regulation. Subsequently, the article explores the possibility of applying the European Merger Regulation to these transactions.

Suggested Citation

Ezrachi, Ariel and Gilo, David, Ec Competition Law and the Regulation of Passive Investments Among Competitors ( 2006). Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 327-349, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=916295 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gql006

Ariel Ezrachi (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

David Gilo

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv 69978, IL
Israel
+972-3-6406299 (Phone)

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