The OECD holds roundtable on agency decision-making in merger cases: prohibition and conditional clearances

Executive Summary, by the Secretariat* Working Party No. 3 held a roundtable on 29 November 2016 on Agency Decision-Making in Merger Cases: From a Prohibition Decision to a Conditional Clearance. Considering the roundtable discussion, the delegates’ written contributions, presentations from the expert panellists and the Secretariat’s background note, the following key points emerge: 1) Few mergers raise competition concerns. When competition authorities identify such concerns, these are usually addressed by measures that the merging parties undertake to remedy the competitive harm and enable the transaction to be cleared. Decisions to prohibit transactions are rare and only used when the proposed remedies are not likely to be comprehensive or effective. In competition authorities’

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OECD, The OECD holds roundtable on agency decision-making in merger cases: prohibition and conditional clearances, 29 November 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2016, Art. N° 85497

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