CASE COMMENT : MERGERS - REGULATION (EC) n° 139/2004

New regulation: The European Commission adopts the new regulation on merger control

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Council of Ministers definitively adopted the new Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 (1 ) on the control of concentrations between undertakings which will enter into force on 1 May 2004 upon the enlargement of the European Union. This Regulation will replace Regulation (EC) No 4064/89. In order to clarify this new text, the Commission has adopted : a Notice on the assessment of horizontal mergers, a Code of Best Practices for the conduct of merger investigations, We will focus on the main innovations of the new regulation. The Regulation reinforces the one-stop-shop principle (I), modifies the "test" for assessing cases where

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Marie Koehler de Montblanc, New regulation: The European Commission adopts the new regulation on merger control, 20 January 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2004, Art. N° 26842, www.concurrences.com

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