The German Competition Authority publishes a consultation paper on substantive merger control

GERMAN FEDERAL CARTEL OFFICE CONSULTS ON SUBSTANTIVE MERGER CONTROL – DRAFT GUIDANCE FOCUSES ON MARKET DOMINANCE* On 21 July 2011, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) published a consultation paper on substantive merger control called “Draft Guidance on Substantive Merger Control” (Draft Guidance). This is the first time the FCO has consulted on a guidance paper. Comments on the draft guidance can be submitted until 21 September 2011. Against the fact that the German merger control regime catches a large number of mergers (around 1000 mergers a year) and that the FCO has a strong enforcement record (15 Phase II- proceedings in 2010), the Draft Guidance provides detailed insight in the approach taken by the FCO in assessing mergers. German merger control is applicable if the

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)

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Jacques Buhart, David Henry, The German Competition Authority publishes a consultation paper on substantive merger control, 21 juillet 2011, e-Competitions July 2011, Art. N° 92841

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