The UK OFT proposes new guidance on when a second phase merger review is proportionate

Office of Fair Trading, June 2007, Consultation on proposed revision to Mergers - Substantive assessment guidanc. Exception to the duty to refer : markets of insufficient importance, OFT933con http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/co... Is it appropriate to carry out a second phase investigation of a potentially anti-competitive merger even where the value of any consumer harm arising from the merger will be very limited? This is the question currently being tackled by the UK's merger authorities. It follows the publication of a proposal to raise the threshold under which a market may be regarded as of insufficient importance for a merger within it to warrant detailed scrutiny. This briefing outlines the proposed reform and examines some of the questions it raises. Structure of UK

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Nicholas Scola, The UK OFT proposes new guidance on when a second phase merger review is proportionate, June 2007, e-Competitions June 2007, Art. N° 13978

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