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Merger Control

ISBN13: 9781858006956
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: £223.00

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This book provides a detailed analysis of the Irish competition law implications of mergers and acquisitions in Ireland.

The book examines all aspects of merger review under the Irish Competition Act 2002 (as amended) including jurisdictional questions such as the thresholds applicable for determining whether or not a merger or acquisition is subject to the compulsory notification regime, the relevant product and geographic markets and the substantive criteria applicable for the review of mergers and acquisitions.

This is a comprehensive text, providing you with all the necessary information to examine the Irish competition law implications of mergers and acquisitions.

It is an essential read for any lawyer or regulator involved in merger control, providing a comprehensive review of the jurisdictional and substantive issues at the heart of Irish merger control.

Unique Insight in to key issues:-

  • Explains how fundamental concepts such as market definition, substantial lessening of competition and full function joint ventures are applied
  • Looks at the theories of harm likely to be raised against a merger and possible counter arguments and defences
  • Discusses the categories of evidence examined by the Competition Authority
  • Examines the types of remedies accepted to deal with substantive issues
  • Examines the regime for the control of media mergers
  • Describes the decision making process for the review of mergers under the Competition Act 2002
  • Discusses the system for the referral of cases between the EU Commission and the Competition Authority
  • Provides an in-depth understanding of the Competition Act 2002

Irish Law
Mergers and acquisitions regulated by the Competition Act 2002
Full function joint ventures
Exempted mergers and acquisitions
Notification to the Competition Authority
The relevant market
Substantive review of mergers
Media mergers
Ancillary restraints
Remedies and proposals
The decision process
Referrals between Competition Authority and the Commission