EU Merger Control – An Economic and Legal Analysis

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Publication Date 2013
ISBN 978-0-19-964413-1
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Economic analysis plays a pivotal role in competition enforcement. Integrating an economic perspective on merger control with a legal perspective throughout, this is a comprehensive reference work on merger control in the EU. Each chapter includes an analysis of the economic methods that have been employed in merger cases or that can be employed in merger assessment, such as merger simulation and critical loss analysis.

Whilst focusing on EU practice, the work also highlights key procedures and and case law across the member states. A comparison with US procedure is also considered.

Analysing both substantive and procedural law in detail, this is the most comprehensive work on EU merger control and is invaluable for merger assessment.

Readership: Solicitors and barristers practising in competition law, commercial lawyers dealing with mergers and acquisitions, regulators and enforcers at national and EU level, as well as academics working in the field.

1: Introduction
2: History of ECMR Regulation 4064/89
3: Reform - Regulation 139/2004
4: Concept of Concentration - Joint Ventures
5: Community Dimension - Notification and Referral System
6: Investigation and Decision Process
7: Market Definition
8: Market Shares and Concentration
9: Horizontal Mergers - Noncoordinated Effects
10: Horizontal Mergers - Coordinated Effects
11: Nonhorizontal Mergers: Vertical Mergers
12: Nonhorizontal Mergers: Conglomerate Mergers
13: Barriers to Entry - Potential Competition
14: Buyer Power Assessment
15: Efficiency Assessment
16: Failing Firm Defence
17: Remedies
18: Judicial Review
19: Merger Control

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