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Reform of the EU Merger Regulation - minority shareholdings and streamlining of the referral system

03 July 2013
On 20 June 2013, the European Commission published a consultation paper which invites comments on a number of options for reform of the EU Merger Regulation, which includes expanding the scope of its powers to review the acquisition of non-controlling minority shareholdings (structural links) and to streamline the case referral system between the Commission and EU Member States.
Reform of the EU Merger Regulation - minority shareholdings and streamlining of the referral system

The proposed reform is the most significant in the last 10 years and could have a huge impact on many corporate transactions, particularly if the Commission is given new powers to review non-controlling minority shareholdings.

For full text, please read Hogan Lovells client e-alert.

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