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A conversation with Arsen Tavadyan, lawyer at Armenian law firm Ter Tachatyan, on key issues on merger control in Armenia.
NOTE–to see whether notification thresholds in Armenia and throughout the world are met, see Where to Notify.
The last update was on 23 March 2018 when amendments were made to legislation to clarify some minor issues.
Merger control is still a new field for the Republic of Armenia and there are a lot of questions that must find their solutions during the application of the legislation. In any case the development of the law is going through the acceptance of an EU model.
Armenian merger control law does not use a 'decisive influence' test. Any amalgamation of economic entities due to which one economic entity may, directly or indirectly, influence on the decision-making or competitiveness of another economic entity is considered as a concentration under Armenian merger law.
In cases involving the acquisition of assets, the transaction falls under the merger control rules if the acquired assets themselves, or assets already possessed by the acquirer constitute 20% of assets or shares of the economic entity if thresholds provided by the legislation are met. So, the Armenian merger control law provides a clear range for th
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