Merger Control rules Worldwide

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Welcome to the first Legalmondo antitrust guide for domestic and cross-border transactions.

When dealing with large M&A transactions, parties often face scrutiny from regulatory agencies across various jurisdictions. One of the main issues of these deals is the merger control based on antitrust regulation. Although most of the jurisdictions present a similar regulatory framework, the details and differences may pose a challenge to the closing of the transaction. Thus, it is key for the legal teams assisting the parties involved to be aware of the merger control rules of each jurisdiction affected by the operation.

To address such a concern, this online guide clarifies the main aspects of merger control procedures, highlighting the different aspects of each jurisdiction. Our legal experts offer their insights through a Q&A format, covering matters such as the structure of the antitrust authorities; thresholds for mandatory submission; which kind of transactions are subject to merger control; time frame of the procedures; and possible outcomes and alternatives. The intention of this online guide is then to provide companies with an overview of the main points they should focus on when going through a M&A transaction, especially cross-border deals.

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