This first episode explores the intense debate about the effectiveness of merger control in the digital age. Top antitrust experts from the EU and UK share their insights, exploring the reasons why a potential merger might be good or bad for competition and consumers.
In the second episode, we dive into the challenges faced during the merger control process. We examine the hurdles authorities and companies encounter, from data overload to complex market definitions. And we look at emergence of new theories of harm and assessment tools powered by data science.
The final episode looks at three potential reforms to merger control: changing the objective of merger control; changing the standard or burden of proof for merger control, and changing how authorities should intervene to address their concerns.
In these three episodes, top antitrust experts from government, academia and legal practice explore the intense debate surrounding the effectiveness of merger control in the digital age, the different theories of harm, the potential for emerging tools such as data science, as well as the balance authorities aim to strike when evaluating mergers, discussing remedies and their impact on digital markets.
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