Web-Companion Essential EU Law in Text: Suggested solutions to the exercises

Please find hereinafter the suggested solutions to the 64 exercises contained in the book "Tobler/Beglinger, Essential EU Law in Text, 5th edition, HVG-ORAC 2020, ISBN 978-963-258-490-4".  To give you an idea how the exercises in the book are phrased, they have been added for the first three instances. Any comments or feedback are welcome.

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Competition law – Exercise 5

Page: 93 Chapter: Part 2, C. VI. 5.

Suggested solution:

Indeed, they do. If the planned merger meets the thresholds laid down in the Merger Regulation, then that Regulation applies. The planned merger has to be notified to the Commission, which has to approve it before it can be effected. The Commission will examine whether the planned merger would significantly impede effective competition in the internal market or in a substantial part of it. If the planned merger does not meet the thresholds of the Merger Regulation, the merger will have to be examined under national competition law (i.e. it needs to be notified to the national competition authorities).

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 9, in particular Chart 9/31-9/34]



Published: 13 July 2020