The EU Commission proposes simplification of merger control filings

On 27 March 2013, the European Commission opened a consultation on proposed revisions to its Notice on Simplified Procedure and Merger Implementing Regulation. The proposed amendments are intended to increase the number of transactions that can benefit from the so-called “simplified procedure” whereby parties can notify a transaction using a simplified form (the Short Form) rather than the full form used for standard notifications (Form CO). They also aim to reduce the amount of information requested in each of the EU notification and referral forms (Form CO, Short Form and Form RS). The draft revisions to the Notice on Simplified Procedure would, most importantly, increase the market share ceilings below which transactions can benefit from the simplified procedure. Under the current

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Porter Elliott, Johan Van Acker, The EU Commission proposes simplification of merger control filings, 27 March 2013, e-Competitions March 2013, Art. N° 56917

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