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AstapovLawyers Participated in a Merger Review System Survey

April 2012

AstapovLawyers International Law Group contributed to the Global Merger Control Index 2012 Survey, held by Center for European Law & Economics (Brussels).

The Global Merger Control Index is constructed based on annual survey responses from leading merger control experts. The purpose of this project is to evaluate and compare merger review systems in various jurisdictions worldwide.

AstapovLawyers’ experts represented their own view on the merger review systems and regulatory aspects of competition law in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan.

According to the results of the research New Zealand with 5.50 points and Ireland with 5.27 points attain the highest overall rank and won first and second place respectively. Russia Federation earned 4.33 points and plased 34th. Ukraine and Kazakhstan was named among the worst performing jurisdictions and placed 57th and 59th with 3.37 score and 3.2 score respectively.

In terms of survey methodology for each country a weighted score between 7 (good) and 1 (poor) has been computed based on the following 15 aspects: precise, concise, statically efficient, dynamically complete, predictable, technically advanced, flexible, independent, unbiased, reliable, confidential, inclusive, resourced, transparent, improving. The 2012 survey collected responses from 222 experts in 60 jurisdictions.


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