Big enough to matter or too small to care? Small mergers and competition authorities

Is a merger ever too small for a competition authority to care? It happens often in an EU context where the only country with significant overlaps or issues may be a small one: Liechtenstein or Luxemburg or Malta. If there are no issues elsewhere does that mean we can ignore small jurisdictions or small markets? 

2nd January 2017

Is a merger ever too small for a competition authority to care? It happens often in an EU context where the only country with significant overlaps or issues may be a small one: Liechtenstein or Luxemburg or Malta. If there are no issues elsewhere does that mean we can ignore small jurisdictions or small markets? The short answer is: no. The long answer is: maybe, in some circumstances and only in a couple of countries.

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