Merger (prohibition)


Institution Definition

According to Article 1 of Regulation No 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings: "A concentration which would significantly impede effective competition, in the common market or in a substantial part of it, in particular as a result of the creation or strengthening of a dominant position, shall be declared incompatible with the common market." © Council of the European Union

On this topic see the e-Competitions special issue "Prohibited mergers: An overview of EU and national case law" 

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