Experts economist Jorge Padilla, Joe Perkins and Salvatore Piccolo contributed to the Research Handbook on Global Merger Control. Authored by leading legal practitioners, economists, enforcers and jurists, the Global Merger Control discusses challenges and predicts how merger control is likely to evolve in the coming years.
Over the past 30 years, merger control has become well established around the world with broad consensus around its ambit and objectives. That consensus has fractured in recent years. Enforcement today is at a critical juncture, overcoming a variety of challenges and calls for reform unprecedented in their scope and intensity.
Authored by leading legal practitioners, economists, enforcers and jurists, this timely Research Handbook on Global Merger Control discusses various critiques that have been made and considers an array of jurisdictional, procedural, substantive and other issues that are generating intense debate across the antitrust community. These also include the scope and objectives of merger control, whether merger control can be reconciled with industrial policy, whether the consumer welfare standard is an appropriate tool for substantive assessment, whether merger control should be used to meet broader policy objectives, and whether existing rules and presumptions are appropriate for the digital age.
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Jorge Padilla, Joe Perkins and Salvatore Piccolo, Research Handbook on Global Merger, Research Handbook in Competition Law series (2023), https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/research-handbook-on-global-merger-control