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The French Competition Authority’s new merger control guidelines

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After several months of public consultation over a reform of its merger control guidelines, the French competition Authority (FCA) has released July 23rd, 2020, its final version of the revised guidelines on merger control. The present On-Topic gathers three contributions reviewing this document’s inputs and limits in terms of decision-making practice, simplification of control and commitment procedures, transparency and modernization of competitive analysis with regard to the new challenges posed by the digital economy.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The new merger control guidelines published by the French Competition Authority: Towards greater transparency and procedural guarantees for companies when proposing remedies? Philippe Guibert Partner, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, Paris Letitia Gavoty Tolot Counsel, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, Paris Sofia El Hariri Counsel, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, Paris 1. On 23 July 2020, the French Competition Authority (the "FCA") published new merger control guidelines in order to gather third parties' views (the "New Guidelines"). The FCA aims at making the New Guidelines "more didactic" and "a clearer guide to enable economic operators to better anticipate the FCA's

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Philippe Guibert, Laetitia Gavoty Tolot, Sofia El Hariri, Fayrouze Masmi-Dazi, Gwenaëlle Poilon, The French Competition Authority’s new merger control guidelines, 4 September 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 96598

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