The EU Union submits a note on the suspensory effects of merger notifications and gun-jumping as part of OECD roundtable discussions

The EU OECD paper on gun-jumping* Gun-jumping is a “hot topic” and increasingly on the radar of competition authorities in Europe and across the globe. As part of the OECD roundtable discussions, the European Union (and a number of other countries) recently submitted a note on the suspensory effects of merger notifications and gun-jumping (Article 7 of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR)). The note is helpful as it gives an overview of the legal framework, the relevant EU decisions and investigations as well as some guidance on failure to notify and gun-jumping conduct. However, a number of practically-relevant gun-jumping issues are not addressed in the note which shows that additional guidance may be needed from the European Commission (EC). At EU level, the two main cases relating to

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Thomas Wilson, The EU Union submits a note on the suspensory effects of merger notifications and gun-jumping as part of OECD roundtable discussions, 27 November 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2018, Art. N° 89439

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