1. OVERVIEW OF THE UK MERGER CONTROL REGIME 2. ENTERPRISES CEASING TO BE DISTINCT 3. THE SHARE OF SUPPLY AND TURNOVER TESTS 4. RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MERGER REGULATION 5. PUBLIC INTEREST MERGERS 6. THE PHASE I PROCESS 7. THE DUTY TO REFER AND EXCEPTIONS 8. THE PHASE II PROCESS 9. THE COUNTERFACTUAL 10. MARKET DEFINITION 11. CONCENTRATION MEASURES AND SCREENS 12. UNILATERAL EFFECTS 13. COORDINATED EFFECTS 14. NON-HORIZONTAL MERGERS 15. COUNTERVAILING CONSTRAINTS 16. UNDERTAKINGS IN LIEU OF REFERENCE 17. PHASE II REMEDIES 18. JUDICIAL REVIEW
Jonathan Parker is Director of Mergers at the Competition and Markets Authority, London. Adrian Majumdar is a Partner at RBB Economics, having previously been Deputy Director of Economics at the OFT.
The quality of the authors is unparalleled, which explains the sophistication of the book. ...the book provides an excellent integrated legal and economic analysis of UK merger assessment. Such an analysis is necessary. In addition, the analysis of the different types of markets where a merger can induce unilateral effects provides significant practical insights in the treatment of such effects. Furthermore, the analysis of public interest mergers as well as the analysis of OFT and CC administrative processes, is detailed and complete, something not found in many similar works. ...this book provides a comprehensive understanding of the merger control enforcement in the UK, and is an invaluable practical guide for practitioners, policy makers, as well as academics in the fields of competition policy in the UK. -- Dr Ioannis Kokkoris * Competition Law Journal, Volume 4 *