Merger Control in the EU: Law, Economics and Practice

Hardcover | March 7, 2006

byEdurne Navarro, Andres Font, Jaime Folguera

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This second edition of Merger Control in the EU provides the reader with an exhaustive analysis of the European Community rules relating to merger control, including the new EC Merger Regulation 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 which entered into force on 1 May 2004 and the latest interpretivenotices adopted by the European Commission. A brand new addition to the book is the companion website which will maintain the currency of the main work after publication; a service that is free of charge to all who own a copy of the book. The European Commission has exclusive competence to authorise or prohibit concentrations which have a Community dimension. Bearing in mind the economic relevance of these operations, decisions made by the Commission have an extraordinary market impact. This work is an invaluable and preciseinstrument for legal practitioners and economists, as well as for those undertakings involved in merger operations or acquisitions. It will enable them to become acquainted with the Commission's policy in this field and to guide themselves through the complex procedure of notification in Brussels.It will also be useful for those merger operations which are required to follow the procedure of notification to the national competition authorities in EU Member States, since the Commission's guidelines inspire, to a large extent, the acts and decisions of the national authorities in this field. This book analyses the issues related to merger control not only from a legal standpoint, but also from an economic one. It is a product of the authors' knowledge and experience in Brussels as officials of DG Competition in the Commission, and as lawyers defending the interests of undertakingsinvolved in the notification procedure.

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This second edition of Merger Control in the EU provides the reader with an exhaustive analysis of the European Community rules relating to merger control, including the new EC Merger Regulation 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 which entered into force on 1 May 2004 and the latest interpretivenotices adopted by the European Commission. A br...

Dr Edurne Navarro is a graduate and doctor in law of the Universidad de Barcelona and obtained the Diploma in EC Law from the Institut d'etudes europeennes, l'Universite Libre de Bruxelles and an LLM from Michigan University. A member of the Barcelona bar, she is Partner with the Uria Menendez law firm and Director of its Brussels off...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:744 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.77 inPublished:March 7, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199276056

ISBN - 13:9780199276059

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Table of Contents

1. Origin and Objectives of the Community Merger Control System2. The Meaning of the Concept of Concentration3. Commission Policy as Regards Joint Ventures Within the Scope of the Merger Regulation4. Community Dimension5. Definition of Relevant Market6. Creation or Reinforcement of an Individual Dominant Position7. Oligopolies and Collective Dominant Positions8. Barriers to Entry and Potential Competition9. Vertical Concentrations and Vertical Aspects of Concentrations10. Restrictions on Competition in Concentrations: The Application of Article 81 of The EC Treaty to Joint Ventures and Ancillary Restrictions11. Analysis of Efficiency and Unviability. Decisions Granting Conditional Authorization12. Procedure in Community Control of Concentrations. Basic Principles. Notifications.13. Procedure in Community Control of Concentrations: The Commission's Handling of Cases14. Institutional Issues15. Jurisdictional ControlAppendices of EC legislation and notices

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`The 'treatise part' of the book is presented in a user-friendly format...is a most valuable compilation of the courts' practice on these subjects.'Carsten Grave, European Intellectual Property Review