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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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    Article provided by OECD Publishing in its journal OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 89-183

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    Handle: RePEc:oec:dafkaa:5lgxvrr3q6mt

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