The Italian Government approves a draft annual law for competition aligning national merger control rules to EU standards and extending the scope of the Competition Authority’s enforcement powers

After several delays [1], on November 4, 2021, the Italian Council of Ministers examined and finally approved the draft Annual Law for Competition ("Draft") pursuant to Article 47 of Law No. 99/2009. The Draft reflects most of the proposals sent to the Italian government by the Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") on March 23, 2021 ("ICA Proposal"), which were described in our previous publication [2]. The Draft includes some welcome changes to align Italian merger control rules to EU standards, but at the same time dangerously extends the scope of the ICA enforcement powers. Companies may have to face more invasive interventions from the ICA without (for now) appropriate safeguards. The following provisions are particularly significant. Amendments to the Italian Competition Law

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Leonardo Graffi, Michaël Immordino, Veronica Pinotti, Giuseppe Barra Caracciolo, Iacopo Canino, Gianluca Fanti, Ferigo Foscari, Andrea Novarese, Evgeny Scirtò Ostrovskiy, Maria Cristina Storchi, Tommaso Tosi, Alessandro Zappasodi, The Italian Government approves a draft annual law for competition aligning national merger control rules to EU standards and extending the scope of the Competition Authority’s enforcement powers, 4 novembre 2021, e-Competitions November 2021, Art. N° 104097

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