The Ukrainian Antimonopoly Committee launches public consultations on the draft Horizontal Merger Guidelines

On 28 November 2016 the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) launched public consultations on the draft Horizontal Merger Guidelines. The draft Guidelines, prepared in cooperation with the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania, Bundeskartellamt and the US Federal Trade Commission, are modelled after the EU Horizontal Merger Guidelines. The main points may be summarized as follows. I. Summary: Under the draft Guidelines, the AMC's assessment of mergers will involve: • definition of the relevant product and geographic markets; • competitive assessment of the merger. In assessing the merger, the AMC will focus on: a) market shares and HHI levels; b) likelihood of anticompetitive effects in the relevant markets; c) likelihood that buyer power,

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Sergiy Glushchenko, The Ukrainian Antimonopoly Committee launches public consultations on the draft Horizontal Merger Guidelines, 28 November 2016, e-Competitions November 2016, Art. N° 82370

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