Who should adjudicate mergers?

At a speech to the Competition and Consumer Workshop 2021 of the Law Council of Australia on 27 August 2021, the Chair of the ACCC, Rod Sims, proposed a single new formal process for assessing the effects of mergers on competition.

Philip Williams, competition and dispute support lead at Frontier Economics, has been an expert witness in numerous merger matters that have appeared before the courts. He discusses this proposal in the attached note.

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