Glossary

This Glossary matches the list of keywords used by Concurrences search engine. Each keyword is automatically updated by the most recent EU and national case laws from the e-Competitions Bulletin and Concurrences Review. The definitions are excerpt from DG COMP’s Glossary of terms used in EU competition policy (© European Union, 2002) and the OECD’s Glossary of industrial organisation economics and competition law (© OECD, 1993).

Merger (prohibition)

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" 

Glossary