2020 Merger Control Guide

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We are very pleased to announce the release of the World Law Group 2020 Merger Control Guide. This guide briefly outlines information on two of the most important questions of multi-jurisdictional merger control filings in 91 jurisdictions worldwide, looking in particular at the relevant thresholds for filing and investigation periods concerning merger control.

“Thresholds” specifies the relevant prerequisites which trigger an obligation to notify a transaction to the respective competition authority.

“Stages” describes the start of the proceedings and the investigation periods once a transaction has been notified to the respective competition authority.

Compiling a clear and concise outline of merger control rules in the extensive number of 91 jurisdictions, i.e. 86 countries and 5 supranational organizations, in one guide also reflects the significant success and close cooperation between the WLG member firms in working together on multi-jurisdictional projects.

This guide was composed by the members of the WLG Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. It covers countries and jurisdictions where WLG member firms are located or where they have offices. All information including exchange rates provided in this guide is up to date as of November 15, 2019 unless stated otherwise. It is advisable to verify the exchange rates as the currencies may fluctuate.

We would like to thank the members of the WLG Antitrust & Competition Practice Group and all those who contributed in putting this guide together, particularly Angelika Wieczorkowski as well as Peter Giese and Saskia Schneider from CMS Germany and Tori Drayer from the WLG for their input.


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