The Australian, German and UK Competition Authorities release a joint statement on merger control enforcement

Landmark joint statement on merger control enforcement from ACCC, UK's CMA and Germany's Bundeskartellamt* The ACCC, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority and Germany’s Bundeskartellamt have today issued a joint statement highlighting the importance of rigorous and effective merger enforcement. The statement was launched at a virtual event today by the heads of each of the agencies. “Competition can only be maintained by ensuring anticompetitive mergers do not happen. This is even more so in a fast-developing digital world impacted by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic,” the statement reads. “We believe that in the world today there is a real need for strong merger enforcement from competition agencies globally to ensure that high concentration levels do not become the accepted

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Australian Competition Authority, The Australian, German and UK Competition Authorities release a joint statement on merger control enforcement, 20 April 2021, e-Competitions Competition Law & Covid-19, Art. N° 100407

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