The OECD holds a roundtable on managing complex mergers

Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable and the member country submissions a number of key points emerge: (1) The assessment of mergers has become increasingly complex, as agencies confront challenging analytical issues, complex contractual arrangements, sophisticated technology or complex regulatory regimes which affect the analysis of competitive effects or the assessment of needed remedies. Modern antitrust analysis is sophisticated, challenging and complex. This is particularly the case in the field of merger control. Defining the relevant markets, assessing if the merging firms will have market power, analysing the competitive effects of the transaction, and assessing and quantifying likely efficiencies, are complex exercises central

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on managing complex mergers, 1 October 2007, e-Competitions October 2007, Art. N° 85672

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