MJ merger control—news feed
MJ merger control—news feed

The following Competition practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • MJ merger control—news feed
  • Upcoming dates to note
  • 2020–general updates
  • 2020–coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

The below lists multi-jurisdictional merger control developments and intelligence (sometimes unconfirmed), with a focus on jurisdictional and procedural issues.

For specific details of merger control thresholds and filing requirements, see further Multi-jurisdictional merger grid–jurisdictional and Multi-jurisdictional merger grid—procedure.

NOTE–to see whether notification thresholds in any jurisdiction throughout the world are met, see Where to Notify.

For a summary of the coronavirus (COVID-19) responses by competition authorities around the world, and the impact on merger control regimes, see MJ merger control–competition authorities and coronavirus (COVID-19) status.

Upcoming dates to note

Key upcoming dates to note in relation to developments to merger control rules:

  1. 01/12/2020–new interim regulations enter into force in China

  2. 01/03/2021–new pre-closing and suspensory merger regime in Peru to come into force (note–implementation delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak)

2020–general updates

This table lists all non-coronavirus updates for 2020.

DateJurisdictionDevelopment
25/11/2020

Egypt

• Cabinet has approved draft law to amend merger control regime, including amendments to the definition of a concentration

17/11/2020

Ecuador

• Amendments introduced, including introduction of a two-phase investigation process, clarification around calculation of turnover and simplifications to the procedure for investigating non-notified transactions

12/11/2020

Indonesia

• Cap on maximum fine for breaches of merger control rules removed

11/11/2020

UK

• Government publishes draft legislation to introduce new FDI regime and amend current public interest interventions in merger investigations

10/11/2020

China

• SAMR launches

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