Competition

Jurisdictional nexus in merger control regimes

 

The increasing number of cross-border mergers and the limited resources that competition authorities have to enforce competition law make it important that authorities only review those mergers that have an impact in their jurisdiction.

The 2005 OECD Council Recommendation on merger review aims to contribute to greater convergence of merger review procedures. In 2013, the OECD prepared a Report on country experiences that looked at the Recommendation’s impact in practice. It found that a number of economies, including in non-OECD jurisdictions, have amended their notification thresholds in line with the Recommendation, thereby strengthening local nexus and ensuring only those mergers that are capable of distorting competition within their territory are reviewed.

In June 2016, the OECD held a roundtable discussion providing an overview of the merger control thresholds and local nexus criteria currently in place in various countries. The roundtable also discussed law changes since the adoption of the Recommendation in 2005.  

» Executive summary with key findings from the discussion [ Français ]

» Detailed Summary of discussion  [ Français ]

» Full list of Competition Policy Roundtables

JUNE 2016 SESSION DOCUMENTATION

KEY DOCUMENTS

Executive summary with key findings from the discussion 

Detailed summary of discussion 

Background Note by the Secretariat and its Annex  ppt 

Summary of contributions

Full set of presentations

DOCUMENTS CLÉS EN FRANÇAIS

Synthèse de la discussion 

Résumé détaillé de la discussion 

Note de référence du Secrétariat aet son Annexe  ppt 

 

PANNELISTS AND PRESENTATIONS 

Jean-Yves Art Bio
Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft • Speaking points 

Kaarli Eichhorn Bio
Global Executive Counsel - Competition Law & Policy, General Electric Company • Remarks

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PARTICIPANTS

Brazil

Estonia

European Union ppt

Germany

Hungary

Indonesia

Italy

Japan

 

Korea

Portugal

Russian Federation

Slovak Republic

Ukraine

United States  ppt

BIAC  ppt

OECD PAPER PRESENTATION

RELATED POLICY ROUNDTABLES

Enhanced Enforcement Co-operation, 2014

Definition of Transaction for the Purpose of Merger Control Review, 2013

Report on country experiences with the 2005 OECD Council Recommendation on merger review, 2013

OECD Council Recommendation on merger review, 2005

 

» Access the full list of Competition Policy Roundtables

» Link to the  OECD Competition Home Page  

EXPERTS SPEAKING POINTS

 

 

 

 

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