Assessment of Merger Control in the Philippines

Publication | October 2023
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Analyzing current merger control measures in the Philippines, this report recommends ways to bring its regime fully in line with international best practices to help promote economic competition and spur productivity.

A co-publication between ADB and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), it reviews merger legislation, examines the application of merger controls, and looks at relevant cases and decisions. Its recommendations include basing merger decisions on technical assessments, establishing clear adjudication procedures, and guaranteeing procedural transparency to strengthen the integrity and fairness of mergers in the Philippines.

Contents

  • Introduction and economic context
  • Legal framework and institutional design
  • Merger control jurisdiction in the Philippines
  • Review powers, procedures and transparency
  • Substantive analysis
  • Remedies, prohibitions and sanctions
  • Conclusions

Additional Details

Type
Subjects
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Private sector development
  • Public-Private Partnerships
Countries
  • Philippines
Pages
  • 86
Dimensions
  • 8.25 x 11.75
SKU
  • TCS230398-2
ISBN
  • ADB: 978-92-9270-362-2 (print)
  • ADB: 978-92-9270-363-9 (electronic)
ISSN
  • OECD: 27912663 (online) https://doi.org/10.1787/bf84ff64-en

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