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Merger thresholds


EU's General Court confirms Commission's new merger referral policy in Illumina/Grail case
By Björn Herbers and Christoff Henrik Soltau (CMS Hasche Sigle)
Ten key takeaways of the draft revision for the EU merger control procedure
By Dr Björn Herbers (CMS, Brussels) and Christoff Henrik Soltau (CMS, Germany)
Merger control statistics - Australia 2020-21
By Roderick Kennedy, Amanda Tesvic and Alyssa Phillips (Ashurst)
New thresholds etc. in Turkey
With effect from 4 May 2022, merger regulations have been amended in Turkey, including significantly higher thresholds for merger filing - and a list of industries for which the thresholds are not fully applicable. 
New thresholds in Israel
New (higher) turnover thresholds for merger notifications have now entered into force in Israel.  Also note that a new notification form will apply as of 20 May 2022. From this date there will no longer be a simplified notification form available.
New significantly higher merger filing thresholds in Turkey
Merger regulations have been amended in Turkey, including significantly higher thresholds for merger filing - and a list of industries for which the thresholds are not fully applicable.  The changes apply from 4 May 2022.  The relevant changes are indicated in red boxes in the Merger Filing Guide.
Hamel-Smith - National Expert for Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Hamel-Smith. 
Updated US merger filing thresholds
Merger filing thresholds and thresholds for filing fees in the US have been updated - applicable as of 23 February 2022.
Díez Canseco Competencia & PI - National Expert for Peru
Peru has been added to the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Díez Canseco Competencia & PI.
India – A snapshot of merger control status and statistics – November 2021
By Anshuman Sakle and Aakriti Thakur, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Latest Decisions

DECISION in Merger Case No. 08700.004540/2021-10: Compass Gás e Energia S.A. ("Compass") - Petrobras Gás S.A. – Gaspetro ("Gaspetro") - Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. ("Petrobras")
22/06/2022 Brazil
Compass' acquisition of 51% of Gaspetro's shares, previously held by Petrobras, was approved without conditions by CADE’s Administrative Tribunal in a full-form procedure.  The transaction was part of an obligation arising from ...
Pinheiro Neto
DECISION in Merger Case No. 08700.005053/2021-74: Empreendimentos Pague Menos S.A. - Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo S.A. - Imifarma Produtos Farmacêuticos e Cosméticos S.A.
22/06/2022 Brazil
Health products’ retailer Pague Menos' acquisition of Extrafarma was approved by CADE’s Administrative Tribunal, upon the execution of a merger control agreement, in a full-form procedure. Pague Menos was active in the markets of r ...
Pinheiro Neto
Judgment of the General Court in case T-227/21: Illumina, Inc. - Grail LLC
13/07/2022 European Union (EU)
The Illumina/Grail transaction (acquisition of Grail, a US biotechnology company working on cancer screening tests, by Illumina, another US biotechnology company and global leader in genomics) was the first case in which the Commission appl ...
FTC Matter/File Number 211 0187: ARKO Corp. - GPM Investments, LLC - GPM Southeast, LLC - GPM Petroleum, LLC
14/06/2022 United States
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has required ARKO Corp. (“ARKO”) and its subsidiary GPM to roll back provisions of their acquisition of 60 Express Stop retail fuel outlets from Corrigan Oil Company (“Corrigan”) ...
DECISION in Merger Case No. 08700.007309/2021-88: Bunge Alimentos S.A. - Cervejaria Petrópolis S.A. - Cervejaria Petrópolis do Centro Oeste Ltda.
8/06/2022 Brazil
Bunge Alimentos S.A./Cervejaria Petrópolis S.A. (“Bunge”)’s transaction with competitor Cervejaria Petrópolis do Centro Oeste Ltda. (“CP”) was approved by CADE’s Administrative Tribunal, upon executio ...
Pinheiro Neto
FTC Matter/File Number 2210003: HCA Healthcare, Inc - Steward Health Care System, LLC - Ralph de la Torre, M.D.
2/06/2022 United States
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it filed an administrative complaint in federal court to block the proposed merger between Utah healthcare companies HCA Healthcare (“HCA”) and Steward Health Care System (“Stewa ...
FTC Matter/File Number 2110144: IFM Global Infrastructure Fund - Buckeye Partners, L.P. - Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
2/06/2022 United States
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it would require pipeline and storage companies Buckeye Partners, L.P. (“Buckeye”) and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.(“Magellan”) to divest to U.S. Venture, Inc. petroleum termina ...
FTC Matter/File Number 2010145: RWJ Barnabas Health - Saint Peter's Healthcare System
14/06/2022 United States
New Jersey based RWJ Barnabas Health (“RWJ”) announced that it abandoned its acquisition of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peters”) following an FTC suit to block the deal. RWJ and Saint Peters are both invol ...
DECISION: Club-Hotel LLC - McDonald's Corporation
2/06/2022 Russia
FAS Russia cleared an acquisition by Club-Hotel LLC from McDonald's Corporation of 100% in DVRP LLC and McDonald's LLC. DVRP LLC and McDonald's LLC operated 719 restaurants under the McDonald's brand in Russia. The buyer managed&nb ...
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
DECISION 21/08293: Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH - DSB Vedligehold A/S
22/06/2022 Denmark
The Danish Competition Council approved Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH’s (“Knorr-Bremse”) acquisition of sole control over Selskabet af 3. juli 2021 (“DSB Component Workshop”), a business ...
Accura provides an ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE and well-explained worldwide merger control guide.

The merger control guide is not only up-to-date, it has a “traffic light system” indicating any pending changes of regulations. The 50 topics include merger filing thresholds, links to legislation, guidelines and filing forms, notification procedures, filing fees etc.

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Merger control regulations and merger decisions on are covered by top law firms in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, European Union (EU), Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. We are in the process of identifying national experts for a number of other jurisdictions. Please contact Executive Editor, Asser Rung-Hansen at if you are interested in participating. is provided by Global Legal Guides Limited.
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