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SRS Legal - national expert for Portugal
SRS Legal has accepted the role as national expert for Portugal at Mergerfilers. 
Vial Larraín Femenías - national expert for Chile
Vial Larrain Femenias has accepted the role as national expert for Chile at Mergerfilers.
Lear Competition Festival 26-29 September in Rome
This year's Lear Competition Festival takes place in Rome 26-29 September. Mergerfilers is hosting a session on 28 September featuring renowned experts Björn Herbers (CMS Brussels), Franziska Rupp-Solaroli (European Commission), and Joanna Lenart (A.P. Moller - Maersk). They will discuss the European Commission’s and national competition authorities' efforts to bridge perceived enforcement gaps in merger control through EUMR Article 22 referrals and application of the prohibition of abusive conduct (TFEU Article 102) to mergers. The panel will also explore ways to improve deal certainty and reduce transaction delays.
Schönherr - National expert for North Macedonia
North Macedonia is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Schönherr.
Australian government embarks on major competition policy review
By Melissa Fraser, Partner; Tihana Zuk, Partner; Angie Ng, Partner; and Amanda Tesvic, Expert Counsel (Ashurst)
Conference – Informa Connect: Competition Law in the Digital Era
Discover how you can comply with the new regulations and policies, including DMA implementation and new acts such as the DSA, DMCC, Data and AI Acts. Join us in Brussels on 19 October.
FDI regime in the Slovak Republic
The Slovak FDI Act entered into force in March 2023. It has already been amended once and now the Ministry of Economy has published important guidance on voluntary filings. Havel & Partners have provided updated information on the FDI regime in topic 6 of the Guide at Mergerfilers. 
Conference - informa connect: EU Merger Control
Join us on 28 September 2023 at Le Châtelain Hotel in Brussels at Informa Connect’s EU Merger Control conference. Hear from policy makers, in-house counsel and top legal minds from across Europe and get an update on key topics such as: the implications of recent merger control decisions, procedural developments, remedies and theories of harm in non-horizontal mergers, mergers in digital markets and foreign subsidies regulation.
FDI regime in Romania extended to EU investors
As of 10 June 2023 the FDI regulation in Romania has been extended to cover EU investors. See further details in topic 6 of the Merger Control Guide for Romania.
Amendment to the Danish FDI regime
1 July 2023 an amendment to the Danish Investment Screening Act entered into force. The amendment introduces a new two-phase procedure for notifications, and extends the scope of the Danish Investment Screening Act, so that contracts relating to the construction, joint ownership and operation of the contemplated Danish Energy Island in the North Sea will be subject to filing and approval according to the Danish Investment Screening Act. 
Uría Menéndez national expert for Spain
Uría Menéndez has accepted the role as national expert for Spain at Mergerfilers.
The Dutch FDI regime entered into force today
The Dutch FDI regime entered into force today with retroactive effect from 8 September 2020. Van Doorne has explained the rules in topic 6 in the Guide at Mergerfilers.
Argentina - New merger control procedures
On June 17 new regulations for the notification of transactions entered into force in Argentina. The new regulations establish a pre-notification procedure, and provide for two types of notification procedures: the Abbreviated procedure -PROSUM- and the Ordinary procedure, implementing new notification forms for each procedure. The changes are implemented in the guide for Argentina at Mergerfilers.
Ferrere - National expert for Bolivia
Bolivia is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Ferrere
Conference - informa connect: FDI & Foreign Subsidies Regulation
Join us on 27 June 2023 in Brussels for the informa connect: FDI & Foreign Subsidies Regulation conference. Hear from policy makers, in-house counsel and top legal minds from across Europe and gain insight to help you shape your M&A strategy and learn how to navigate foreign direct investment regimes.
Revision of the EU merger control procedural rules adopted: the arrival of the super-simplified procedure and other key take aways
By Christoff Soltau and Dr Bjoern Herbers (CMS Hasche Sigle)
Australia: ACCC Chair provides important new details on proposed shake-up of merger control laws
By Alyssa Phillips, Partner; Peter Armitage, Partner; John McKellar, Senior Associate; and Zoe Huang, Graduate (Ashurst)
From the catchment area to the relevant market - A model of geographic market definition on critical loss analysis
By Lear
Merger control review below filing thresholds – the ECJ Towercast judgment adds one more arrow to the quiver
By Christoff Soltau and Dr Björn Herbers (CMS Hasche Sigle)
New higher and lower filing fees in the US
As per 27 February 2023, filing fees in the US have been significantly increased for large transactions, whereas there is a small reduction of fees for the smallest transactions. Filing fees can be seen in topic 36 in the Guide for the US.
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

DECISION 22-54/829-339: Dalsan Yatirim ve Enerji AS - Saint Gobain Weber Yapi Kimyasallari Sanayi ve Ticaret AS
8/12/2022 Turkey
The decision of the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) concerns the unconditional approval of acquisition of joint control over Dalsan Alçı Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (“Dalsan Alçı”) and Saint-Gobain Rigips Al&cce ...
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DECISION M.10615: eTraveli - Booking
25/09/2023 European Union (EU)
The European Commission prohibited the acquisition of Flugo Group Holdings AB (eTraveli) by Booking Holdings (Booking). Booking, headquartered in the US, operates online travel agencies (OTA) brands such as, Rentalcars, Priceline and A ...
DECISION 23-12/197-66: Twitter Inc. - Elon R. MUSK
2/03/2023 Turkey
The decision of the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) concerns the acquisition of sole control over Twitter Inc. (“Twitter”) by Elon R. Musk (together with his controlled entities, “Musk Group”). The Tu ...
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DECISION CCCS/400/140/2023/002: City Energy Pte. Ltd. – Tan Sooh Huah Gas Supply Pte. Ltd.
2/08/2023 Singapore
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) unconditionally cleared the acquisition by City Energy Pte. Ltd. (“City Energy”) of Tan Sooh Huah Gas Supply Pte. Ltd.’s (“TSH”) liquified petrole ...
Rajah & Tann
DECISION - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited - SBGH Limited
4/08/2023 Australia
On 4 August 2023, the ACCC denied the application for merger authorisation of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited's acquisition of SBGH Limited (which owns 100% of the shares of Suncorp Bank).  The ACCC was not satisfied ...
DECISION 2023/KOH/SKP/3/21: PENTA INVESTMENTS LIMITED - Apotheke Slovakia, a.s.
20/07/2023 Slovak Republic
The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (the "Office") cleared the acquisition of indirect sole control over the group Apotheke Slovakia, a.s. ("Apotheke Slovakia") by PENTA INVESTMENTS LIMITED ("PIL") through its ...
Havel & Partners
DECISION in Meger Case No. 08700.004304/2022-84: Grepar Participações Ltda. - Refinaria Mucuripe S.A. - Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.
21/06/2023 Brazil
Grepar Participações Ltda. (“Grepar”)’s acquisition of Refinaria Mucuripe S.A. (“Lubnor”) from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”) was conditionally approved by CADE’s Administra ...
Pinheiro Neto
DECISION in Meger Case No. 08700.009905/2022-83: SustainIt Pte Ltd - Cargill, Incorporated - Louis Dreyfus Company Participations B.V. - ADM International SARL
21/06/2023 Brazil
The transaction between SustainIt Pte Ltd (“SustainIt”) Cargill, Incorporated (“Cargill”), Louis Dreyfus Company Participations B.V. (“LDC”) and ADM International SARL (“ADM”) was approved by CADE&rsquo ...
Pinheiro Neto
DECISION M.11145: Scania CV AB - sennder Technologies GmbH
18/08/2023 European Union (EU)
The European Commission unconditionally approved the creation of a greenfield joint venture by Scania CV AB (Scania) of Sweden and sennder Techologies GmbH (sennder) of Germany. Scania, part of the Volkswagen Group, is a worldwide developer a ...
DECISION 22/11347: Rema 1000 Danmark A/S - (certain stores and other assets of) Aldi Danmark ApS
30/08/2023 Denmark
The Danish Competition Council conditionally approved that Rema 1000 Danmark A/S takes over 114 stores, seven store projects, three distribution centers, five properties, employees and operational inventory from Aldi Danmark ApS. REMA 1000 is ...

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