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Prohibited mergers: An overview of EU and national case law

I have been asked to provide a foreword to this impressive publication. I take great pride in accepting the assignment and I hope that my contribution to this important piece of work helps set the scene [1]. Mergers and acquisitions [2] are key functions of the capital markets. Combined with the fact that nowadays a merger control regime is in force in almost every country of the world, the need for merger clearance is often seen as a potentially frustrating bump on the road. Time is money and every day spent awaiting merger clearance has an impact on the profitability calculations behind the deal. Hence, the parties are eager to speed up the merger control process as much as possible. Bearing that in mind, it is hard to imagine a more tragic outcome of a merger control process than

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  • Kromann Reumert (Copenhagen)

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Jens Munk Plum, Prohibited mergers: An overview of EU and national case law, 23 August 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin Prohibited mergers, Art. N° 87143

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