New guidelines: The French Competition Authority publishes its new merger control guidelines (Merger control guidelines)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 10 July 2013, the Competition Authority adopted its Revised Merger Control Guidelines following a consultation process on a draft that the Authority published last February, which attracted 18 contributions from industry associations, economists and law firms (see These guidelines deal with the full range of merger control issues, from the scope of control, procedure, analytical criteria and remedies. They also address specific issues raised by particular economic actors, such as agricultural cooperatives or investment funds. On each of these topics, the new text makes changes or

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