Global Forum on Competition

Dec 06 | 09:30 - 11:15

Session 3. Merger control in dynamic markets - Introductory Plenary

Room: CC1


The modern competition dynamics observed in rapidly-evolving sectors, such as high-technology, consumer services and online retail, is challenging the role of competition authorities in merger control, where enforcement decisions fundamentally depend on an effects-based analysis of the likely future effects of the merger. This plenary session on Merger Control in Dynamic Markets will debate the relevant timeframe of merger control and to try to determine how far into the future should authorities look when assessing the effects of a merger.This session will allow participants to discuss through three breakout sessions.