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Five years of French merger control (2002-2004)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. * The author was head of the Merger Bureau at the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control from February 2002 to July 2004. The opinion presented here is expressed in a personal capacity and does not commit his former Directorate or the institution to which he now belongs. Developments at national and Community level in merger control are not disconnected from each other. At the Community level, 2003 was marked by the negotiation of the new Merger [1]Regulation, which entered into force on 1 May 2004. At the domestic level, the reform introduced by the NRE [2] Act was aimed in particular at bringing the French system closer

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Stanislas Martin, Five years of French merger control (2002-2004), December 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2004, Art. N° 220, pp. 40-48

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