EC Merger Control (5ed)

EC Merger Control (5ed)
EC Merger Control (5ed)
Cook, J
Sweet & Maxwell

Now in its 5th edition, this well-respected work provides a comprehensive analysis of the EC merger control regime. The book examines the impact of legislative and procedural changes made in 2004 on the subsequent casework and procedures of the Commission and the workings of the European Competition Network in the merger control context.

In particular, it:

  • Describes the evolution and maturing of the EC merger control regime from its inception in 1989, highlighting its main substantive and procedural features
  • Analyses the new Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines and the Commission's recent casework applying them
  • Explains the policy and procedural changes involved in the important new Remedies Notice
  • Examines the recent Consolidated Jurisdictional Notice, highlighting the changes from the four Notices it replaces
  • Explores almost five years of Commission casework under the new 2004 merger regime and the SIEC test
  • Considers the implications of important recent ECJ and CFI merger cases, includingSony/BMGand the damages actions brought bySchneiderandMyTravelas a result of annulled merger decisions
  • Includes a case study to examine to detail how the Commissions applies its merger control powers
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