An American Perspective on the European Commission's "Amended Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Control of Concentrations Between Undertakings" and its Impact on Hostile Tender Offers

01 Jan 1989

The Amended Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Control of Concentrations Between Undertakings is a European measure in preparation for the unified internal market in 1992. The aim of the proposal is to regulate corporate reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions resulting from the additional competition likely to emerge from the unified market. This article provides a thorough analysis of the Proposal's intended application in comparison to the American Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and its potential effectiveness and shortcomings.