EU Merger Control Reforms To Slash Costs For More Deals

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The European Commission plans to make more mergers eligible for its simplified antitrust review process by raising the market share needed for a deal to trigger full scrutiny, a move attorneys said Thursday was a step in the right direction for the agency's often burdensome merger control system.

The European Union antitrust watchdog laid out its plans Wednesday to raise the market concentration thresholds that decide which deals can file shorter notification forms under the simplified procedure. The result will be that about 70 percent of...
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