New reforms to Ecuador’s merger control regime and restrictions ‘by object’* Last week (November 17, 2020), Ecuador’s Executive Branch issued the second package of reforms to its competition regime this year (Executive Decree 1193). The two main changes have to do with merger control and with restrictions ‘by object’. Following last April’s implementation of an expedited concentration procedure, the new reform now seeks to reduce the competition authority’s decision times also within the regular track. This is expected to be achieved through the establishment of a two-phase investigation similar to that of the European
The Ecuadorian Government issues the second package of reforms to its merger competition regime
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