DG Comp chief economist: Reverse burden of proof to catch killer acquisitions

Janith Aranze

20 November 2018

DG Comp chief economist: Reverse burden of proof to catch killer acquisitions

Tommaso Valletti at GCR Live IP Brussels 2018

Shifting the burden of proof onto larger companies to prove the efficiencies of their deals could be a way to deal with the problem of “killer acquisitions”, the European Commission’s chief competition economist has said.