The French Competition Authority announces measures aimed at streamlining and simplifying merger control

Modernization and simplification of merger control* The Autorité de la concurrence announces several measures aimed at streamlining and simplifying mergers' procedures for companies. Last October, the Autorité launched a reflective process aimed at modernizing and simplifying merger law. Following a public consultation launched in October 2017, the Autorité issues an opinion on possible legislative changes and presents measures intented to simplify and modernise merger control. The planned measures could be implemented by the end of 2018. Assessment of the adequacy of the legislative framework governing merger control: confirmation of the current thresholds, the “transaction value threshold” is ruled out at this stage, a new “ex post” control is to be studied. Ten years after the

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority announces measures aimed at streamlining and simplifying merger control, 7 June 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2018, Art. N° 87273

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