ISBN-10:
0199276056
ISBN-13:
9780199276059
Pub. Date:
03/24/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Merger Control in the EU: Law, Economics and Practice / Edition 2

Merger Control in the EU: Law, Economics and Practice / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780199276059
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/24/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 742
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Edurne Navarro is a graduate and doctor in law of the Universidad de Barcelona and obtained the Diploma in EC Law from the Institut d'études européennes, l'Université Libre de Bruxelles and an LLM from Michigan University. A member of the Barcelona bar, she is Partner with the Uría Menendéz law firm and Director of its Brussels office. She specialises in European and Spanish competition law and regularly lectures on this subject in various universities. Andrés Font is a graduate in law of the Universidad de Valencia and obtained the Diploma in EC Law from the College of Europe in Bruges. He practised as a lawyer and then became a civil servant in the European Commission in 1993. He has worked in the Directorates General of Internal Market, Competition (Merger Task Force) and Information, Communication and Multimedia. Jaime Folguera obtained his degree in law from the Universidad Autónoma, Madrid and a Diploma in EC Law from the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Madrid. A member of the Madrid bar, he is Partner with the Uría & Menéndez law firm. He specialises in Spanish and European competition law and regularly lectures on this subject in various universities. Juan Briones is a graduate in economics from the Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, and obtained the Diploma in EC Law from the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Madrid. He first worked as a consultant in matters concerning Community agricultural policy for the Spanish Food Industry Professional Association. He was a civil servant in the European Commission from 1986-98, where he worked in matters related to agricultural policy and the single market programme. In the European Commission he also worked as a Principal Administrator in the Merger Task Force, in which he participated from the outset of the applications of Community control of concentration operations. After twelve years at the European Commission, Juan Briones moved into private practice, and after spending a year as Associate Director at NERA, he set up his own consultancy business, e-konomica, advising companies and law firms in competition cases.

Table of Contents

1. Origin and Objectives of the Community Merger Control System
2. The Meaning of the Concept of Concentration
3. Commission Policy as Regards Joint Ventures Within the Scope of the Merger Regulation
4. Community Dimension
5. Definition of Relevant Market
6. Creation or Reinforcement of an Individual Dominant Position
7. Oligopolies and Collective Dominant Positions
8. Barriers to Entry and Potential Competition
9. Vertical Concentrations and Vertical Aspects of Concentrations
10. Restrictions on Competition in Concentrations: The Application of Article 81 of The EC Treaty to Joint Ventures and Ancillary Restrictions
11. Analysis of Efficiency and Unviability. Decisions Granting Conditional Authorization
12. Procedure in Community Control of Concentrations. Basic Principles. Notifications.
13. Procedure in Community Control of Concentrations: The Commission's Handling of Cases
14. Institutional Issues
15. Jurisdictional Control
Appendices of EC legislation and notices
Complete Lists of European Commission merger decisions, sorted in chronological and alphabetical order and by sector

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