ALERTS: MERGERS - FRANCE - ECN+ - COMPETITION PROCEDURES - INVESTIGATIONS - EX ANTE CONTROL - THRESHOLDS - NOTIFICATION - REFORM

Reform: The French Senate adopts in first reading the authorization to transpose the ECN+ directive, as well as measures to simplify competition procedures and investigations, but above all an amendment introducing an ex ante merger control mechanism applicable to acquisitions by structuring companies of innovative companies with high value but low turnover and therefore below the notification thresholds (Ddadue)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After the provisions of the Audiovisual PJL concerning competition procedures were included in the bill containing various provisions adapting to European Union law on economic and financial matters (Ddadue), and during the examination in committee, The senators decided to directly enshrine in law the measures to simplify the procedures and investigations of the Competition Authority and the DGCCRF for which the Government initially intended to ask Parliament for authorization to legislate by ordinance, and gave some assurances to companies on the simplified procedure. The bill therefore came to public session at night on 8

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Alain Ronzano, Reform: The French Senate adopts in first reading the authorization to transpose the ECN+ directive, as well as measures to simplify competition procedures and investigations, but above all an amendment introducing an ex ante merger control mechanism applicable to acquisitions by structuring companies of innovative companies with high value but low turnover and therefore below the notification thresholds (Ddadue), 8 July 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 95711, www.concurrences.com

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