We are pleased to announce the release of the WLG Merger Control Guide 2020, designed as a quick reference resource for every organization which is involved in M&A transactions.
This Guide provides "at-a-glance" information on merger control for 91 jurisdictions around the world, in particular on two of the most important questions related to merger control, i.e. "thresholds" and "stages".
"Threshold" identify the relevant prerequisites that trigger an obligation under Merger Control rules to notify a national competition authority of a contemplated or pending transaction, such as a merger or acquisition. "Stages" describe the procedure and the investigation periods once the national competition authority has been notified of a transaction.
Brief answers to both questions are provided country-by-country.
This guide was composed by the members of the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group of the World Law Group, a network of 59 leading independent law firms with more than 400 offices in major commercial centers worldwide.
Originally published January 30, 2020.