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Lessons from the Recent Stock Exchange Merger Activity

Kokkoris, Ioannis and Olivares-Caminal, Rodrigo (2008) 'Lessons from the Recent Stock Exchange Merger Activity.' Oxford Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 4 (3). pp. 837-869.

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Abstract

Stock markets across the globe have been the subject of merger discussions following pressure to cut costs and become more competitive. Cross-border mergers trigger a series of different issues to be analyzed. From a transactional point of view, some of these aspects include the synergies that a merger creates, the complexities in achieving an optimal financial structure, protection of minority shareholders, etc. From a regulatory standpoint, there is an array of issues that should also be considered. This article provides an overview of competition issues affecting financial entities—because if there is a breach of competition laws the whole merger might not take place. This will be the pillar of our analysis in this paper.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Financial and Management Studies
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1093/joclec/nhn002
Depositing User: Mutsa Marau
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2010 10:25
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/10549

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