Competition Global Guide: Merger Control

Global insight from leading lawyers in comparative guides to the law worldwide

The Competition Global Guide includes a merger control country-specific Q&A and a restraints of trade and dominance country-specific Q&A, which provide practical analysis of topical cross-border issues on merger control and restraints of trade and dominance practice worldwide. These Q&As aim to give a structured overview of the key practical issues including, for example, the rules on merger control, triggering events and thresholds, notification requirements, scope of rules of restraints of trade, exclusions and statutes of limitations, and proposals for reform.

To compare answers across multiple jurisdictions visit the Merger Control Country Q&A Tool and the Restraints of Trade and Dominance Country Q&A Tool.

This Global guide to competition is part of the Competition and Cartel Leniency Global Guide. For a full list of jurisdictional Cartel Leniency Q&As visit the Cartel Leniency Global Guide. For a full list of jurisdictional Restraints of Trade and Dominance Q&As visit the Competition Global Guide: Restraints of Trade and Dominance.

Country Q&A Contributing firm
Argentina Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno
Australia Johnson Winter & Slattery
Austria DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Botswana Moribame Matthews
Brazil Campos, Fialho, Canabrava, Borja, Andrade, Salles Advogados
Canada Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
China King & Wood Mallesons
Costa Rica Zürcher Odio & Raven
Croatia Karanović & Nikolić
Cyprus Antoniou McCollum & Co.
EU bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte
Finland Waselius & Wist
France Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP
Germany Kümmerlein, Simon & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Greece Law Offices Papaconstantinou
Hong Kong Herbert Smith Freehills
Iceland LEX law office
India Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
Indonesia Makarim & Taira S.
Ireland Arthur Cox
Israel S. Horowitz & Co
Italy Crowe Horwath – Studio Associato Servizi Professionali Integrati
Jamaica Henlin Gibson Henlin
Japan Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Mexico Galicia Abogados, S.C.
The Netherlands Clifford Chance LLP
Norway Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig
Romania Pachiu & Associates
Serbia Karanović & Nikolić
Singapore Allen & Gledhill
Slovenia Karanović & Nikolić
South Africa Norton Rose Fulbright
South Korea Yoon & Yang LLC
Switzerland Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd
Turkey ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law
UK (England and Wales) Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Ukraine Asters
United States Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Members Job title and Organisation
Kevin Arquit Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Joanne Averiss Vice President Law Europe, PepsiCo International
Oliver Borgers Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Tod Cohen Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, eBay Inc.
Martin Coleman Partner, Head of Antitrust, Competition and Regulatory, Norton Rose LLP
Michael Han Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Nancy Hawkins Head of Practical Law Antitrust
Dave Poddar Partner, Clifford Chance
Anne Riley Associate General Counsel Antitrust, Shell International Limited


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