The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of merger control laws and regulations across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about jurisdictional thresholds, the substantive test, process, remedies, penalties, appeals, as well as the authors view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime. This guide does not cover clearances that may be required under foreign investment laws or sector-specific regulatory and licensing regimes.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Alex Nourry of Clifford Chance.

6th Edition | Published:October 2021

Hot Topic: EC Shines Spotlight on Nascent Competitor Transactions: New Art. 22 EUMR Guidance

I. Introduction On 26 March 2021, the European Commission (“EC”) published its “Guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation to certain categories of cases (“Guidance”). Driven by concerns that certain competitively significant transactions escape merger control review, the EC, via the Guidance and in contradistinction …

Belgium

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China

Llinks Law Offices

Croatia

Krehić & Partners in cooperation with Deloitte Legal

Cyprus

Antoniou McCollum & Co. LLC

France

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

India

AZB & Partners

Israel

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Japan

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, SC

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Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Peru

Estudio Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

Philippines

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Portugal

SRS Advogados

Sweden

Hammarskiöld

Switzerland

MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd

Turkey

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Vietnam

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