The Merger Regulation aims at establishing a system that effectively controls the impact of mergers and acquisitions on competition. That system should be as quick, efficient and cheap for the companies involved as possible. At the same time, it should ensure that anti-competitive mergers are blocked or modified in a way that avoids harm to competition and provides legal certainty at the end of the review process. This system is based on the assumption that corporate restructuring, for the most part, is beneficial for competition.
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