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What are the potential outcomes of the merger investigation?
Parties may propose remedies during Phase I and/or Phase II. Remedies proposed in Phase I will not prevent the initiation of a Phase II investigation, unless the competition problems are sufficiently straightforward and the remedies sufficiently clear cut that the director general can conclude that the remedies clearly eliminate all serious doubts.
There is no enforcement experience in this area. The office closely follows European Commission practice in applying the merger regulation and it is assumed that the office will be amenable to remedies, conditions and undertakings that are available at EU level, provided that these are sufficient to eliminate the competition concerns at issue.
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