Public announcement of notified concentrations
The Competition Authority announces all notified concentrations on its website – see Concentrations currently reviewed by the Competition Authority. The public announcement confirms that the notification has been received by the Competition Authority. The announcement will indicate the date on which the notification was registered as received.
The Competition Authority will not send a formal letter confirming that a complete notification has been received.
The Competition Authority's handling of complete notifications
The Competition Authority must inform the notifying parties within 15 working days after receipt of the notification if the Competition Authority finds that the requirements for a complete notification are not fulfilled. If the notification is incomplete, the deadline referred to below will start to run on the first working day after the missing information was received.
The Competition Authority must, within 25 working days from receipt of a complete notification, notify the parties that intervention may take place. If such notice of intervention is not given, the Competition Authority may not intervene.
The Competition Authority must, no later than 70 working days after receipt of a complete notification, present a reasoned preliminary decision on intervention. The preliminary decision shall be presented to the parties, who must reply within 15 working days. The Competition Authority must decide whether to intervene within 15 working days of receipt of the parties' reply. If an offer of commitments to modify the concentration has been presented, the deadline for the Competition Authority's decision may be extended by 25 working days. If the parties offer modifying commitments, that offer must also be included in a document that can be made public.
A decision to intervene may be appealed within 15 working days. The Competition Authority must forward an appeal to the Ministry no later than 15 working days after its receipt. The Ministry must decide upon an appeal no later than 60 working days after receiving it. The rules regarding appeals in Chapter VI of the Public Administration Act pertain insofar as they are relevant.
Deadlines that apply to processing by the Competition Authority or the Ministry are suspended should any of the undertakings concerned fail to comply with written requests to provide information by a specific date. The parties shall be notified of the suspension of deadlines. The deadlines continue to run once the Competition Authority or the Ministry has received the information requested.
Any inquiries regarding the Competition Authority's handling of a case may be addressed to the person in charge of the case. To be provided with relevant contact information, please send an email to email@example.com