Merger Control in the European Union

    View Authors November 2013
    The European Union and virtually all of its Member States impose merger control laws which require that regulatory approval is obtained prior to closing if a transaction exceeds certain turnover or market share thresholds. Assessing merger notifications is therefore key when determining the transaction timetable, even if there are no apparent substantive competition concerns because the parties’ businesses do not overlap. We provide an easy-to-use template of the first steps to consider when carrying out a merger control assessment of a proposed transaction.