Merger Control in Europe

02 December 2020
Capabilities and Services

Since the revision of the EU Merger Regulation in 2004, which introduced the substantive test of a “Significant Impediment to Effective Competition” (SIEC), economic analysis has played an increasingly important role in both European Union and EU Member State merger control investigations. Analysing mergers in the light of the horizontal and non-horizontal merger guidelines that the European Commission has published since then requires specialist economics knowledge, in particular in the fields of industrial organization and econometrics. NERA has a long and successful history of applying cutting edge theoretical and empirical economic analyses to support clients and their legal advisers in merger proceedings at both the European Union and EU Member State level.