Pre-merger competition review has advanced significantly since its creation in 1976 in the United States. Today almost all competition authorities have a notification process in place - with most requiring pre-merger notification for transactions that meet certain prescribed minimum thresholds.
This book provides an overview of the process in 38 jurisdictions as well as a discussion of recent decisions, strategic considerations and likely upcoming developments.
This chapter was first published in The Merger Control Review, 8th edition (published in August 2017) by Law Business Research Ltd.
The Merger Control Review - United Kingdom chapter