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Merger control

The new legal rules require detailed economic analyses to address these issues, an independent school of thought also known as the  "more economics based approach". By integrating economics in competition law proceedings, Europe follows the US tradition without copying it.

The modern European approach requires detailed effects-based analyses of markets. The approach focuses on market entry conditions as well as current competitive conditions. To address these issues an independent school of thought has developed since the mid-90s : the European School of Thought. The benefit of this school is that all stakeholders - judges, civil servants, lawyers and economists - act within a fully specified and solid theoretical framework. EE&MC offers comprehensive services based on this approach.

EE&MC provides special expertise in the following themes:

Contributions of EE&MC to specific economic issues in merger cases are adressed in the following.