The international regulation of transnational mergers
Clarke, Julie Nicole (2010) The international regulation of transnational mergers. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Transnational mergers are mergers involving firms operating in more than one jurisdiction, or which occur in one jurisdiction but have an impact on competition in another. Being of this nature, they have the potential to raise competition law concerns in more than one jurisdiction. When they do, the transaction costs of the merger to the firms involved, and the competition law authorities, are likely to increase significantly and, even where the merger is allowed to proceed, delays are likely to occur in reaping the benefits of the merger. Ultimately, these costs are borne by consumers. This thesis will identify the nature and source of regulatory costs associated with transnational merger review and identify and evaluate possible mechanisms by which these costs might be reduced. It will conclude that there is no single panacea for transnational merger regulation, but that a multi-faceted approach, including the adoption of common filing forms, agreement on filing and review deadlines and continuing efforts toward increasing international cooperation in merger enforcement, is needed to reduce regulatory costs and more successfully improve the welfare outcomes to which merger regulation is directed.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Corones, Stephen & Stacy, Helen|
|Keywords:||merger, transnational merger, international competition network, OECD, comity|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||22 Jul 2010 05:53|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2011 19:56|
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