Merger control requires a scientifically oriented approach.
Could an increase in price post-merger be determined as the result of merger, then in the next step the determination of potential efficiency advantages is mandatory. Therefore, the compliance with the European School of Thought is necessary. As a consequence, the authorization of merger without restrictions is only possible if the determined efficiency advantage verifiable passes on the affected consumers in the relevant market. A fundamental contribution of this school is that all stakeholders - judges, civil servants, lawyers, and economists - act within a fully specified and solid theoretical framework.
The modern European approach requires detailed effects-based analyses of markets. The approach focuses on market entry conditions as well as current competitive conditions.
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