Promoting Competition in Innovation Through Merger Control in the ICT Sector

A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

  • Kalpana Tyagi

Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
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  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-12
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  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
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  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
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  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 313-328

About this book


This book addresses the question of how competition authorities assess mergers in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector so as to promote competition in innovation. A closer look at the question reveals that it is far more complex and difficult to answer for the ICT, telecommunications and multi-sided platform (MSP) economy than for more traditional sectors of the economy. This has led many scholars to re-think and question whether the current merger control framework is suitable for the ICT sector, which is often also referred to as the new economy. 
The book pursues an interdisciplinary approach combining insights from law, economics and corporate strategy. Further, it has a comparative dimension, as it discusses the practices of the US, the EU and, wherever relevant, of other competition authorities from around the globe. Considering that the research was conducted in the EU, the practices of the European Commission remain a key aspect of the content.
Considering its normative dimension, the book concentrates on the substantive aspects of merger control. To facilitate a better understanding of the most important points, the book also offers a brief overview of the procedural aspects of merger control in the EU, the US and the UK, and discusses recent amendments to Austrian and German law regarding the notification threshold. Given its scope, the book offers an invaluable guide for competition law scholars, practitioners in the field, and competition authorities worldwide.


EU merger control Merger-remedy related arbitration Business strategy Business model innovation European data protection regulation Standard essential patents Merger review Merger remedies Structural remedies Access remedies Unilateral effects Non-horizontal mergers Big data mergers Data protection

Authors and affiliations

  • Kalpana Tyagi
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  1. 1.Center for Legal Informatics in the Department of LawAarhus Universitet School of Business and Social SciencesAarhusDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-58783-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-58784-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-7462
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-7470
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