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Guidelines on merger authorisation

31 October 2017

Note: these Guidelines were updated in 2018 - visit Merger authorisation guidelines page



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On 31 October 2017 the ACCC released Guidelines on merger authorisations.

The Guidelines follow the reforms to the merger provisions that came into operation on 6 November 2017 following recommendations in the Harper Report. As part of those reforms the power to grant authorisation reverted to the ACCC (previously it was with the Tribunal)

The Guidelines were put out for consultation - there has been no response to the consultation.