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EU merger control - Key developments for 2021

22 July 2021 | Insight
Legal Briefings – By Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Camille Puech-Baron and Agathe Célarié

In a chapter for Global Competition Review's EMEA Antitrust Review, our experts size up the key moves in Europe's deal control environment

Members of the HSF Brussels competition team have written their annual chapter as a contribution to the latest edition of the highly-regarded Global Competition Review (GCR) EMEA Antitrust Review, which provides a comprehensive summary of key recent EU merger control developments. The publication is now available and can now be downloaded through the link below.

This years' chapter covers key jurisdictional, procedural and substantive developments in EU merger control from June 2020 to May 2021, including (1) jurisdictional developments: the EU and UK merger control regimes and the Commission’s guidance on article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR), (2) procedural developments: cracking down on procedural infringements and tightening the standard of proof to prohibit concentrations, (3) substantive developments on FDI Regulation, European Green Deal and spotlights on the digital sector and life sciences industry.

An extract from GCR’s Europe, Middle East And Africa Antitrust Review 2022, first published in July 2021. The whole publication is available here.

View the chapter