Global Merger Control Handbook


With an increasing number of cross-border transactions taking place in today’s fast-changing global environment, an understanding of, and compliance with, national and regional legislation and requirements are of vital importance.

This comprehensive reference manual will serve as a user-friendly guide, to help in-house counsel and other individuals involved in mergers and corporate reorganisations navigate the various merger control regulations that may be applicable to their transactions.

The Global Merger Control Handbook provides guidance on regulatory issues involved in the merger clearance process, including a detailed overview of relevant local rules, methodology, process and timing requirements in 55 jurisdictions across North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

The three volume handbook is available in hard copy and in three main digital formats and can be purchased at
https://www.globelawandbusiness.com/books/competition

The contributions for this book were finalised in July 2018. For developments as of this date, please refer to table below, and to the websites of the relevant national antitrust and competition authorities.

Country Status
Argentina Updated as of June 2019
Australia Updated as of July 2018
Austria Updated as of June 2019
Belarus Updated as of March 2019
Belgium Updated as of May 2019
Brazil Updated as of May 2019
Bulgaria Updated as of June 2019
Canada Updated as of June 2019
China Updated as of June 2019
Colombia Updated as of July 2018
COMESA Updated as of July 2018
Cyprus Updated as of April 2019
Czech Republic Updated as of March 2019
Denmark Updated as of June 2019
Egypt Updated as of April 2019
Estonia Updated as of April 2019
European Union Updated as of April 2019
Finland Updated as of March 2019
France Updated as of March 2019
Georgia Updated as of April 2019
Germany Updated as of March 2019
Hungary Updated as of June 2019
India Updated as of June 2019
Indonesia Updated as of June 2019
Ireland Updated as of June 2019
Italy Updated as of June 2019
Japan Updated as of July 2018
Latvia Updated as of June 2019
Lithuania Updated as of June 2019
Luxembourg Updated as of July 2018
Mexico
Updated as of April 2019
Morocco
Updated as of July 2018
Netherlands
Updated as of June 2019
New Zealand
Updated as of June 2019
Nigeria
Updated as of April 2019
Norway
Updated as of July 2018
Poland Updated as of April 2019
Portugal
Updated as of June 2019
Romania
Updated as of June 2019
Russia
Updated as of June 2019
Saudi Arabia Updated as of June 2019
Singapore
Updated as of July 2018
Slovakia
Updated as of April 2019
Slovenia
Updated as of April 2019
South Africa
Updated as of June 2019
South Korea
Updated as of June 2019
Spain
Updated as of April 2019
Sweden
Updated as of April 2019
Switzerland Updated as of April 2019
Taiwan
Updated as of July 2018
Thailand
Updated as of June 2019
Ukraine
Updated as of June 2019
United Kingdom Updated as of June 2019
United States
Updated as of June 2019
Uruguay
Updated as of June 2019
Zimbabwe
Updated as of July 2018