The Slovak Competition Authority releases Guidelines on pre-notification contacts in merger cases

On 1 July 2010, the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (“Office”) released Guidelines on pre-notification contact within the process of concentrations review (“Guidelines”). The Guidelines lay down general rules regarding the information to be provided within the context of pre-notification contact and the procedure which must be followed. The Guidelines generally follow the similar procedure of the European Commission [1] and the competition authorities of various EU Member States. Purpose and nature of pre-notification contact under the Guidelines Pre-notification contact with the Office aims to enhance the effectiveness of the merger review process. According to the Guidelines, pre-notification contact makes it possible for procedural and other

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Igor Augustinič, Lucia Prozbikova, The Slovak Competition Authority releases Guidelines on pre-notification contacts in merger cases, 1 July 2010, e-Competitions July 2010, Art. N° 32900

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