Complexities of E.U.'s 'Simpler' Merger Controls
10 March 2014The National Law Journal
At the beginning of December, the European Commission published a so-called "simplification package" for its merger control proceedings. The package changes the filing forms and some aspects of the procedure for review of transactions under the E.U. Merger Regulation. It applies from January 1. Most of the changes are very technical and, as indicated by the title given by the commission to the package, actually aim at reducing the burden on companies that need to get Brussels' approval for a transaction.