New EC Merger Regulation: A First Assessment of Its Practical Impact, The Symposium on European Competition Law

Berg, Werner | January 1, 2004

In the late evening of November 27, 2003, the Council of Ministers reached a political agreement on the amended text of the European Community Merger Regulation (“ECMR”), which is due to enter into force on May 1, 2004, the date for enlargement of the European Union. In the following article, the New ECMR will be assessed from a practitioner’s perspective. Since the new substantive test is being dealt with in another contribution to this Symposium, this analysis focuses on the jurisdictional and procedural issues