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Joint control

Joint control

Joint control in the European Union Law

Concept of Joint control provided by the “Glossary of terms used in EU competition policy” (Antitrust and control of concentrations, published in 2002): Joint control exists where two or more undertakings or persons have the possibility of exercising decisive influence over another undertak-ing. Decisive influence in this sense normally means the power to block actions that determine the strategic commercial behaviour of an undertaking. Joint control can be acquired legally or de facto.

(See further: Commission notices on the concept of full-function joint ventures and on the concept of concentration (OJ C 66, 2.3.1998, pp. 1 and 5).)

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