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New Appropriations Bill Reforms Antitrust Laws and Modifies HSR Fees
By Paul S. Jin, Kara Kuritz, Simone Waterbury, Kevin Walsh and Whitney Williams (Goodwin)
Merger control statistics - Australia 2021-22
By Amanda Tesvic, Roderick Kennedy and Alyssa Phillips (Ashurst)
Conference - GCR Live: Global Merger Control 2022
Join us on 19 October 2022 at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place for GCR Live: Global Merger Control 2022 - covering recent developments in merger control review across the globe. Speakers, including regional and national government officials from key jurisdictions, private practice lawyers, economists and company representatives, analyse developing theories of harm across markets in our digital age, the question of the viability of remedies as perceived by different authorities, jurisdictional and procedural challenges in mergers and the ever-evolving role of economic evidence in addressing novel theories of harm.
Dutch courts reject public interest claim in merger case (updated)
By Nina Korstenbroek and Sarah Beeston (Van Doorne N.V.)
CBb upholds approval decision by ACM after annulment by the District Court of Rotterdam
By Nina Korstenbroek and Sarah Beeston (Van Doorne N.V.)
Lear Competition Festival 21-23 September
Mergerfilers is co-sponsoring this year’s Lear Competition Festival in Rome, 21-23 September. The festival brings together stakeholders of the antitrust community, and experts from a variety of backgrounds addressing a range of very interesting competition law and economics topics. Click here to find the full agenda and registration form.
Peru: draft Guidelines for the qualification and analysis of merger transactions published
Indecopi has published draft Guidelines for the qualification and analysis of merger transactions.
EU's General Court confirms Commission's new merger referral policy in Illumina/Grail case
By Björn Herbers and Christoff Henrik Soltau (CMS Hasche Sigle)
Ten key takeaways of the draft revision for the EU merger control procedure
By Dr Björn Herbers (CMS, Brussels) and Christoff Henrik Soltau (CMS, Germany)
Merger control statistics - Australia 2020-21
By Roderick Kennedy, Amanda Tesvic and Alyssa Phillips (Ashurst)
New thresholds etc. in Turkey
With effect from 4 May 2022, merger regulations have been amended in Turkey, including significantly higher thresholds for merger filing - and a list of industries for which the thresholds are not fully applicable. 
New thresholds in Israel
New (higher) turnover thresholds for merger notifications have now entered into force in Israel.  Also note that a new notification form will apply as of 20 May 2022. From this date there will no longer be a simplified notification form available.
New significantly higher merger filing thresholds in Turkey
Merger regulations have been amended in Turkey, including significantly higher thresholds for merger filing - and a list of industries for which the thresholds are not fully applicable.  The changes apply from 4 May 2022.  The relevant changes are indicated in red boxes in the Merger Filing Guide.
Hamel-Smith - National Expert for Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Hamel-Smith. 
Updated US merger filing thresholds
Merger filing thresholds and thresholds for filing fees in the US have been updated - applicable as of 23 February 2022.
Díez Canseco Competencia & PI - National Expert for Peru
Peru has been added to the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Díez Canseco Competencia & PI.
India – A snapshot of merger control status and statistics – November 2021
By Anshuman Sakle and Aakriti Thakur, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Vouga Abogados - National Expert for Paraguay
Paraguay is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Vouga Abogados. 
General Court backs European Commission in Altice gun jumping case – confirming strict standard for standstill obligation
The General Court dismissed Altice's action against the European Commission's 2018 decision imposing two fines totalling EUR 124.5 million for "gun jumping" in connection with Altice's acquisition of PT Portugal, confirming the Commission's findings regarding the infringements and only correcting the amount of the fine by 10%. The judgment provides important clarifications regarding the interpretation and the application of the notification obligation and the standstill obligation for transactions subject to EU merger control.
New domestic turnover threshold in Austria
In Austria, major changes to the Cartel and Competition Act have been adopted. The changes include 1) a new domestic turnover threshold, 2) introduction of the SIEC test and 3) an increase of the filing fee. These three amendments will only have effect from 31 December 2021 (whereas it was previously unclear whether this will also be the case for the new domestic turnover threshold, the Austrian Competition Authority now has taken the view that this second domestic turnover threshold will only apply to concentrations implemented after 31 December 2021). The new domestic turnover threshold will reduce the number of filings necessary in Austria. 
Revision of proposed FDI regime in the Netherlands
The draft Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regulation presented by the Dutch government last year has, following significant criticism, been amended. The revised proposal has now been published. National experts, Van Doorne, have reviewed this new proposal. Their summary is now available in the FDI section at MergerFilers.
A general FDI regime came into force today in Denmark
The Danish FDI regime applies for any investments etc. completed on or after 1 September 2021. Accura has provided details on the rules in the Foreign Investment section. The Danish FDI regime is likely to apply to a broad range of investments.
Esguerra - National Expert for Colombia
Colombia is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos. 
EU merger control regardless of thresholds - Article 22 referrals
By Dr Bjoern Herbers (CMS, Brussels) and Christoff Henrik Soltau (CMS, Germany)
Misleading information provided by merging parties
The European Commission’s recent EUR 7.5 million fine issued to Sigma-Aldrich  for providing misleading information during the Merck/Sigma-Aldrich merger control proceedings is a reminder for all parties in merger cases of the importance of providing competition authorities with complete and accurate information
BBA//Fjeldco - National Expert for Iceland
Iceland is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by BBA//Fjeldco. 
The Netherlands - Merger control status and statistics 2019-2020
By Sarah Beeston and Cihan Erdogan (Van Doorne)
Argentina - Merger control status and statistics - May 2021
By Luis Barry, Carolina Abdelnabe Vila, Clara Rodríguez Llanos and Sonia Del Regno (Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen)
Dutch Court annuls approval of merger
By Sarah Beeston and Femke Beelen (Van Doorne)
Adjustment of thresholds etc. in Kazakhstan
In Kazakhstan, a set of changes to competition regulation and policy is being introduced. As part of these changes, the Competition authority has been restructured resulting in creation of the Agency which, unlike the Committee that it replaces, is an independent body directly subordinated to, and accountable for, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This change makes the Competition authority’s structure in line with the requirements and recommendations of OECD. Please also note that the turnover thresholds have been amended following the yearly review of the basis for its calculation. Zan Hub has provided the up-date. See the full guide for Kazakhstan here.
Decrease of size-of-target threshold in Canada
In Canada, the size-of-target merger filing threshold has been decreased from 96 to 93 million CAD as a consequence of the yearly review of the threshold based on GDP.  Update provided by Stikeman Elliott.
Adjustment of merger filing thresholds in Argentina
In Argentina, the merger filing thresholds have been increased as a consequence of the yearly review of the thresholds. You can find the thresholds under topic 14 in the merger control guide. Update provided by Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen.
Meitar Law Offices - National Expert for Israel
Israel is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Meitar Law Offices. 
Ketler & Partners - National Expert for Slovenia
Slovenia is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Ketler & Partners - member of Karanovic. 
Mishcon de Reya - National Expert for the UK
The United Kingdom is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Mishcon de Reya. 

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Latest Decisions

28/12/2022 Greece
The Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) conditionally approved the acquisition by Kritikos Anedik S.A. of super market outlets of Synergazomeni Pantopoles S.A. Among other, the acquirer acquired all of the outlets and the trademarks owned by the se ...
Lambadarios Law Firm
DECISION A2023-1: Axess Logistics AS - Auto Transport Services AS
12/01/2023 Norway
The Norwegian Competition Authority (the "NCA") approved Axess Logistics AS' acquisition of the bankrupt company Auto Transport Services AS (ATS). The acquisition was agreed on 8 April 2022, two days after ATS filed for bankruptcy, ...
DECISION 806/2022: Autohellas Tourist and Trading S.A. - Samelet Motors Ltd - FCA Greece S.A.
18/01/2023 Greece
The Hellenic Competition Commission unconditionally approved the proposed acquisition of joint control over the entire share capital of FCA Greece S.A. by Autohellas Tourist and Trading S.A. and Samelet Motors Ltd. Autohellas is a c ...
Lambadarios Law Firm
DECISION 22-29/470-189: Lotte Chemical Corporation - Lotte Chemical Corporation Türkiye (Istanbul) Irtibat Bürosu
30/06/2022 Turkey
The Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) determined that Lotte Chemical Corporation (“Lotte Chemical”) provided incorrect/misleading information regarding the activities of Lotte Chemical Corporation Türkiye (İstanbul) ...
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
Tribunal Order [CT-2022-02]: Rogers Communications Inc. - Shaw Communications Inc.
31/12/2022 Canada
The Competition Tribunal decided that Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc., as modified by a divestiture arrangement with Videotron Ltd., is not likely to prevent or lessen competition substantially in t ...
Stikeman Elliott
DECISION 22/08917-19: Ahlsell Danmark ApS - Sanistål A/S
20/12/2022 Denmark
The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (the "DCCA") unconditionally approved Ahlsell's acquisition of Sanistål after a referral of the Danish part of the case from the European Commission. The remaining part of the tra ...
Consent Agreement [2022-008]: Resolute Forest Products Inc. - Domtar Corporation
28/12/2022 Canada
The Competition Bureau entered into a consent agreement with Domtar Corporation to address competition concerns with Domtar's acquisition of Resolute Forest Products Inc. A Bureau review concluded that the proposed transaction would likely les ...
Stikeman Elliott
DECISION in Meger Case No. 08700.004293/2022-32: BASF SE - BMW Holding B.V. - Henkel AG & Co. KGaA - Mercedes-Benz AG - Robert Bosch GmbH - SAP SE - Schaeffler Invest GmbH - Siemens Industry Software GmbH - T-Systems International GmbH - Volkswagen AG - ZF Friedrichshafen AG
14/12/2022 Brazil
The joint venture between German-based automobile players was approved by CADE’s Administrative Tribunal, conditioned on the adoption of a set of remedies unilaterally imposed by CADE, in a full-form procedure. BASF, BMW, Henkel, Merced ...
Pinheiro Neto
DECISION in Merger Case No. 08700.003959/2022-35: Rede D’Or São Luiz S.A. - Sul América S.A.
14/12/2022 Brazil
The merger between Rede D’Or São Luiz S.A. (“Rede D’Or”) and Sul América S.A. (“SulAmérica”) was unconditionally approved by CADE’s Administrative Tribunal in a full-form procedure. Re ...
Pinheiro Neto
DECISION CCCS/400/140/2022/002: StorHub Venture Pte Ltd – Mandarin Self Storage
14/11/2022 Singapore
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) cleared the proposed acquisition by StorHub Venture Pte Ltd (“StorHub”) of the Mandarin Self Storage (“MSS”) target companies (“Proposed Transacti ...
Rajah & Tann

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