OECD Competition Open Day 2020

Feb 26 | 16:45 - 18:15

Third panel: Merger Control in Dynamic Markets

Room: CC1


The competition dynamics observed in rapidly-evolving sectors, such as high-technology, consumer services and online retail, are challenging the role of competition authorities in merger control. In this session, we will debate whether authorities should expand the timeframe of merger review, in order to capture the long-term effects of mergers on investment and innovation, in addition to traditional short-term price effects. We will also debate practical solutions to adapt merger enforcement in the context of dynamic markets.