1. Prohibition decisions in perspective This Special e-Competitions Edition brings together nearly 70 articles dating back over the last 15 years or so, broadly related to decisions prohibiting mergers at both European and national level across more than 20 jurisdictions. These articles are individually interesting in their own right and when looked at as a whole, also serve to highlight the differences in multi-jurisdictional merger procedures and the issues of interest to national competition authorities in recent years. In this Foreword we draw comparisons, on the basis of the articles, between national merger regimes and the EU Merger Regulation. The different approaches taken to prohibitions are in part a product of the different systems (administrative or court-based) operating

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