The EU Commission launches a public consultation to continue the process of identifying possible areas of the EU Merger Regulation suitable for improvements

OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED REFORMS OF THE EU MERGER CONTROL REGIME* In October 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation to continue the process of identifying possible areas of the EU Merger Regulation suitable for refinement, improvement and simplification. In the past couple of years, the European Commission has decided to review and evaluate the functioning of different aspects of the EU merger control regime regulated by EU Regulation No. 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings (the EU Merger Regulation), its implementing regulation and related notices and guidelines. The process started in 2014 when the Commission adopted a White Paper titled “Towards More Effective EU Merger Control” (the White Paper), which presented

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)

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Jacques Buhart, The EU Commission launches a public consultation to continue the process of identifying possible areas of the EU Merger Regulation suitable for improvements, 7 October 2016, e-Competitions October 2016, Art. N° 92765

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