Italy Merger Control Rules – What Has Changed in 2022

December 2022
Region: Europe

This guide provides a summary of the Italian merger control rules and covers the following most recent changes:

  • The new test for the assessment of anticompetitive effects
  • The new scope of the jurisdiction of the Italian competition authority, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenze e del Mercato (AGCM)
  • The new methodology for the calculation of turnovers for companies in the financial sector
  • New rules applicable to the assessment of joint ventures
  • Extended investigative powers of the AGCM