31 Competition law

Company groups are of some significance in the field of competition law, mainly where it is important to ascertain a particular undertaking’s share of a relevant market. This may occur where the parties to a contract are seeking to avoid the impact of anti-trust rules by taking advantage of the de minimis rule1 or claiming the benefit of a block exemption2, or where a company is faced with an allegation that it has abused a dominant position on a relevant market3. It may also be important in deciding if the merger provisions

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