More red lights, more deals being withdrawn, more time – find out more in our annual Merger Report

Legal guides Written by Sar Katdare (Partner)

We are pleased to share with you the 7th edition of our report on recent trends in complex informal merger clearance decisions made by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Our report provides a complete statistical analysis of ACCC informal merger clearance decisions where a Statement of Issue (SOI) has been published.

Some of the latest trends include: more red lights, more deals being withdrawn, remedies becoming vital to overcoming red lights and the ACCC taking longer to review complex deals.

Important Disclaimer: The material contained in this article is comment of a general nature only and is not and nor is it intended to be advice on any specific professional matter. In that the effectiveness or accuracy of any professional advice depends upon the particular circumstances of each case, neither the firm nor any individual author accepts any responsibility whatsoever for any acts or omissions resulting from reliance upon the content of any articles. Before acting on the basis of any material contained in this publication, we recommend that you consult your professional adviser. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation (Australia-wide except in Tasmania).

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