EU Mergers 2007: A Year Of Consolidation

Law360, New York (January 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Last year saw a record number of merger notifications to the European Commission (Commission) and welcome new guidance on several areas of practical importance to merging parties and their advisers.

2007 also showed greater use of the rules that aim to provide more flexibility in the system, concerning both allocation of cases between authorities and mechanisms to resolve competition concerns early on in the process.

The Commission continues to face rigorous judicial scrutiny of its decisions and procedures. The notable judgment in 2007 was the award...
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