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EU Merger Control: A Legal and Economic Analysis

ISBN13: 9780199644131
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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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.

  • The only book to analyse both substantive and procedural law relating to merger control in the EU in a single volume
  • Each chapter integrates legal analysis with the economic methodology related to the relevant law
  • Written by a UK expert with experience at the OFT, DG Comp, and FTC, and a US expert formerly Deputy Director of the Bureau of Economics at the FTC

Mergers and Acquisitions, Law and Economics
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