EU Merger Control: European Commission Extends Jurisdiction to Non-Reportable Transactions

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - March 31, 2021

On March 26, 2021, the Commission published guidance on its revised approach to merger referrals with immediate effect. This policy change allows EU Member States to request the Commission to examine mergers that affect trade between them and “threaten to significantly affect competition” within their territory regardless of any merger filing thresholds.

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