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OECD Journal of Competition Law and Policy Volume 6 Issue 3: Substantive Criteria used for the Assessment of Mergers

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To decide if a merger should be blocked, conditioned or approved, three basic types of substantive test are employed: i) a dominance test (will the merger create or strengthen a dominant position?); ii) an SLC test (will the merger produce a substantial lessening of competition?); or iii) a public interest test (will the merger have a negative effect on the public interest?), This third test is not a...
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 01 January 2005

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