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A red light from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is not necessarily fatal when it comes to seeking approval for mergers but red light Statement of Issues (SOI) are becoming harder than ever before to resolve, according to Johnson Winter & Slattery’s latest report on recent trends in complex merger review cases by the ACCC.
The 4th Edition of Recent trends in complex ACCC merger review cases analyses the ACCC’s merger decisions since 2006, which involved a SOI, raising serious or complex competition concerns.
This report outlines the recent trends in complex merger cases, including the likelihood of SOI transactions being cleared or opposed, with or without remedies.
Highlights from this year’s report include:
Do your call centres and complaints divisions know what they can and cannot say under the Australian Consumer Law?
This piece is designed to prompt thoughts of what changes may be required in private M&A documents in order to accommodate and allocate risks relating to COVID-19 and the fallout from this pandemic.
ASIC and ASX have both announced temporary changes to their respective regulatory regimes to facilitate capital raisings for listed entities in response to the economic impact of COVID-19.