Wednesday 21st September h. 16.00 – 16.45 (CET)

Parallel session

Detection of killer acquisitions

Managed by Lear


Effective regulation in highly innovative industries has become a matter of intense regulatory interest in recent years, given the possibility that nascent competitors may be acquired by larger, consolidated market participants before they achieve sufficient turnover to trigger regulatory review. This session leverages the most recent academic contributions and the experience of National Competition Authorities to discuss the challenges posed by killer acquisitions and the tools that competition enforcement may put in place to tackle them.



  • Carmine Ornaghi, Professor in Economics- University of Southampton
  • Fabian Pape, Senior Case Handler, Bundeskartellamt’s 2nd Decision Division
  • Marta Rocha, Studies and Market Monitoring Bureau, Portuguese Competition Authority