The French Competition Authority updates its merger control guidelines

New French Competition Authority Merger Control Guidelines* On 23 July 2020, the French Competition Authority (FCA or Authority) published new merger control guidelines, which replace the previous guidelines dated 4 July 2013. In the new guidelines, the Authority clarifies and completes (i) the procedural rules and (ii) the rules relating to the substantive examination of a merger. Key points The new guidelines have a more didactic structure than the previous version. Moreover, they incorporate text boxes, summaries, and extracts of decisions from French and European decision-making practice and case law. These practical cases are particularly interesting and provide useful clarifications concerning the Authority’s assessment of merger operations. The new guidelines simplify some

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  • Latham & Watkins (Brussels)
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Adrien Giraud, Mathilde Ayel, The French Competition Authority updates its merger control guidelines, 23 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 96887

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