The European Commission's White Paper "Towards more effective EU merger control"

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Summary: On 8 July 2014, the European Commission published for consultation a White Paper entitled “Towards more effective EU merger control” for consultation. In particular, the White Paper suggested:Extending EU merger control to cover acquisitions of non-controlling minority shareholdings; andStreamlining case referrals between EU Member States and the Commission. Read BLP's response to the consultation here > DG COMP Consultation - White Paper - Towards More Effective EU Merger Control

On 8 July 2014, the European Commission published for consultation a White Paper entitled “Towards more effective EU merger control” which suggested:

  • Extending EU merger control to cover acquisitions of non-controlling minority shareholdings; and
  • Streamlining case referrals between EU Member States and the Commission.

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