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.
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 …