In this first section of a three-part article the author looks at concentrations of Community dimension, beginning with an outline of the evolution of the Community's merger legislation and its objectives before providing general remarks on concentrations of Community dimension followed by description and definition of: the concept of concentrations; types of acquistions of control; the notion of Community dimension; turnover; and ancillary restraints.
The second section will deal with the procedure of control and the final section with the assessment of the compatibility of concentrations with the EU.
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