Miranda Cole, Julien Haverals and Emma Clarke of our Brussels/ London offices are the authors of a chapter on procedural issues in merger control that has been published in the second edition of the Global Competition Review’s The Guide to Life Sciences 2023. This covers a number of significant procedural developments that have affected merger review of life sciences transactions.

The chapter discusses

  • the broadening of the EC’s jurisdiction through practical guidance on Article 22 referrals, 
  • the adoption of the Merger Simplification Package, 
  • the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation,
  • the application of the transaction value thresholds in Germany and Austria,
  • new merger control notification thresholds in Italy, and
  • developments in UK merger control. 

An extract from Global Competition Review’s The Guide to Life Sciences 2023, can be accessed here, provided with the kind permission of the publishers, Global Competition Review.

The whole publication is available here.





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