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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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  • Oecd, 2005. "Substantive Criteria Used for the Assessment of Mergers," OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy, OECD Publishing, vol. 6(3), pages 89-183.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:dafkaa:5lgxvrr3q6mt

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