EU merger control

EU merger control guidance:

A ‘merger’ may fall within the EU merger rules and require notification to the European Commission if at least two parties to the transaction generate fairly substantial...

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The first step of any EU merger control analysis is to assess whether or not a transaction falls within the jurisdiction of the EU Merger Regulation. The EU Merger...

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BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The effect of Brexit on UK...

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BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The effect of Brexit on UK...

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BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The effect of Brexit on UK...

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The EU merger control regime, set out in the EU Merger Regulation (Regulation 139/2004), is based on the ‘one-stop shop’ principle for the control of concentrations...

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ARCHIVED–this archived practice note provides information on EU competition law and big data and algorithms and reflects the position at the date of publication (11...

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Joint ventures will typically be the means by which companies enter into a new market and develop new products. Their treatment under EU competition law will differ...

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Except in the very rare case of a true merger (fusion) of two or more enterprises, such as Kyowa/Saitama Banks, a concentration occurs under the EU Merger...

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The EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) empowers the Commission to accept remedial undertakings as a condition of a phase I clearance or after a phase II in-depth investigation...

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Both the EU and the US impose on parties to transactions notification requirements when certain thresholds are met. The purpose of these requirements is to ensure that...

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ARCHIVED–this archived practice note reviews the approach adopted by the European Commission to assessing innovation competition in merger investigations and reflects the...

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Undertakings involved in competition proceedings, including merger investigations, before the European Commission enjoy rights of defence which safeguard their interests....

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BREXIT: The law and practice referred to in this Practice Note may be impacted by Brexit. For further information on the potential impact, see: The effect of Brexit on UK...

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has its seat in Luxembourg and consists of two courts: the Court of Justice and the General Court (the Civil Service Tribunal...

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If a transaction falls under the concept of a notifiable ‘concentration’ within the meaning of the EU Merger Regulation and meets the EU Merger Regulation’s...

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