Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


The Merger Control Regulation of the European Communities was formally adopted by the EC Council on December 21, 1989. This ended many months of speculation as to the prospects of its final adoption, as well as to its final form. This Article does not represent an exhaustive analysis of the Regulation, but confines itself to outlining the history of merger control in the EC, describing the more important elements of the Regulation and concluding by noting some of the more interesting questions raised by it.