By Ioannis Kokkoris
This publication addresses the phenomenon of mergers that can lead to non-coordinated results in oligopolistic markets. Such instances are often often called "non-collusive oligopolies", or "gap instances" and there's a main issue that they may not be coated through the considerable attempt that a few Member States use for merger evaluation. Ioannis Kokkoris examines the argument that the ecu neighborhood Merger rules (Regulation 4064/89) didn't seize hole instances and considers the level to which the revised important try in law 139/2004 offers with the matter of non-collusive oligopolies. the writer identifies genuine examples of mergers that gave upward push to an issue of non-coordinated results in oligopolistic markets, either within the ecu and in different jurisdictions, and analyses the best way those situations have been handled in perform. The e-book considers felony platforms corresponding to uk, usa, Australia and New Zealand. The e-book investigates no matter if there's any distinction within the evaluation of non-collusive oligopolies among a few of the great exams which were followed for merger overview in a number of jurisdictions. The booklet additionally appears on the a number of methodological instruments to be had to help pageant specialists and the pro advisers of merging businesses to spot even if a specific merger may well supply upward push to anticompetitive results and explores the kind of industry constitution during which a merger is probably going to steer to non-coordinated results in oligopolistic markets.