The UK OFT publishes new jurisdictional and procedural guidance for mergers

On 30 June 2009, the UK antitrust authority, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), published its ‘Jurisdictional and procedural guidance' for mergers (Guidance). This consolidates, updates, and expands on previous OFT guidance and practice and is therefore essential reading for those involved in a transaction affecting the UK. I. Consolidation and update The Guidance consolidates, updates and supersedes these prior statements: Procedural guidance (May 2003); Jurisdictional guidance (previously in chapter 2 of the OFT's ‘Substantive assessment guidance of May 2003); Guidance note on the calculation of turnover (July 2003); and Guidance on interim arrangements for informal advice and pre-notification contacts (April 2006 and October 2007). II. Issues of interest The Guidance is helpful in

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  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Brussels)
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Brussels)

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Tom Bainbridge, Vincent Brophy, The UK OFT publishes new jurisdictional and procedural guidance for mergers, 30 June 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2009, Art. N° 33771

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