The EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announces new approach to merger review referrals falling below thresholds

Under current EU merger control rules, whether a concentration has to be notified to the European Commission (“Commission”) depends, among other things, on the level of revenue generated by the parties worldwide and in the European Union. A key question that has sparked considerable debate in recent years is whether the current merger control thresholds cover all transactions that have the potential to harm competition, or whether there is a so-called “enforcement gap”. On September 11, during the International Bar Association’s 24th Annual Competition Conference, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager

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Caroline Ruiz Palmer, Andrea L. Hamilton, The EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announces new approach to merger review referrals falling below thresholds, 11 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96791

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