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Mergers and online platforms: An overview of EU and national case law

I. Introduction The European Commission has dealt with various concentrations in the field of online platforms in recent years and has thus developed a policy, which is reflected in its decisions as this article will show. One of the main issues in concentrations in online platforms remains unsolved; it is very likely that the jurisdictional limits/thresholds of the European Union EUMR (EUMR) [1] are not met, since the turnover of some of the companies involved in a transaction, is not considerable enough for a relevant concentration to be assessed under the EUMR. The turnover in these markets is not always the most suitable indicator of market power. As a result, a gap has been created in light of the new digital era, where there is a trend of consolidation in online platforms with

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  • Queen Mary University (London)
  • Karatzas & Partners Law Firm (Athens)

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Ioannis Kokkoris, Lydia Gavriilidou, Mergers and online platforms: An overview of EU and national case law, 28 February 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin Mergers and Acquisitions in online platforms, Art. N° 88993

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