The Kuwait Government amends its competition law to include for the first time a pre-merger notification regime based on turnover thresholds

The Government of Kuwait has recently amended its competition law to include for the first time a pre-merger notification regime based on turnover thresholds. Kuwait's Competition Protection Agency has started to apply the new thresholds and has already launched inquiries into transactions that may have failed to file. Kuwait's New Competition Regime Kuwait's legislative amendments and prompt investigations indicate a likely shift towards more active merger control enforcement in this jurisdiction. The Government of Kuwait enacted its first competition law in 2007, and established the Competition Protection Agency ("Agency") under the Minister of Commerce and Industry to oversee its enforcement in 2012. While the 2007 law included a merger control regime, notification was required

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Tamer Nagy, Strati Sakellariou-Witt, Mark J. Gidley, The Kuwait Government amends its competition law to include for the first time a pre-merger notification regime based on turnover thresholds, 23 September 2021, e-Competitions September 2021, Art. N° 105836

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