On 13 July 2022, the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy (the “Ministry”) published a preliminary report on its public consultation on the introduction of a merger control regime in Luxembourg (the “Report”). Background Merger control seeks to scrutinise concentrations of competitive power by requiring certain transactions to be notified to national or supranational competition authorities before they are carried out. If a transaction needs to be notified, the relevant competition authority performs a substantive review of the concentration, during which the parties are typically barred from closing the transaction until the authority has given it the green light. At present, all EU Member States except Luxembourg have national merger control regimes. Public consultation With the launch
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