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Problem of merger gun-jumping incentives needs attention, EU competition official Csiszar warns

By Natalie McNelis
  • 10 Nov 2021 12:01
  • 10 Nov 2021 12:01
The integrity of merger review relies on companies not implementing the deals before approval, a director in the European Commission's competition department has said.

Paul Csiszar said gun-jumping creates an "unbelievable mess" as market dynamics change, but that the Illumina-Grail case shows that companies often have an incentive to do so.

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