CONFERENCE - DGCCRF - MINISTER OF ECONOMY - MERGERS CONTROL

The Minister of Economy as guardian of the general interest in mergers control - Introduction (Paris, October 18th 2013)

A think tank created in March 2012 is assisting the French Director General of the DGCCRF in her action regarding competition policy. Headed by Jean-Patrice de La Laurencie and with 14 members, this think tank recently issued a report on the difficulties which may be encountered by the French Minister of the Economy should he use his powers regarding merger control, and the remedies to these difficulties as well. This analysis is summarized as an introduction to the seminar.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. DGCCRF Workshop "Competition policy" (October 18, 2013)The Minister of the Economy, guardian of the general interest in merger control : Why is that? Why? How?Introductory remarks Jean-Patrice de La Laurencie Lawyer, Paris - Chairman of the think tank on competition policy 1. Since the entry into force of the law on the modernisation of the economy at the beginning of 2009, merger regulation in France has undergone a major change by entrusting an independent administrative authority, the Competition Authority, with the bulk of this regulation. 2. The new law has apparently given a residual role to the Minister for the Economy: he can, only at the end of

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Jean-Patrice de La Laurencie, The Minister of Economy as guardian of the general interest in mergers control - Introduction (Paris, October 18th 2013), February 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2014, Art. N° 63860, www.concurrences.com

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