Competition Authority Merger Filing Status During COVID-19

March 27, 2020 (Updated June 17, 2020)

As governments around the world work to stem the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, merger control authorities in jurisdictions around the globe are adapting their operations and procedures.

The Morgan Lewis Brussels antitrust and competition team has long standing expertise in handling international merger filings and coordinating multi-jurisdictional merger transactions.  We have prepared a chart compiling information we have received from the local competition authorities before which we regularly represent our clients and/or act with our trusted local counsel.  This chart will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.

At Morgan Lewis, we are actively tracking these changes to ensure that our clients are fully informed of where the review of merger transactions is suspended, delayed, or subject to adapted procedures. Our global team of antitrust lawyers remains available to assist you to coordinate your merger filings during this trying time.

See the chart on merger filing status for competition authorities around the globe >>

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If you have any questions or would like more information on the issues discussed in this LawFlash, please contact the authors or any of the following Morgan Lewis antitrust lawyers:

Christina Renner
Izzet Sinan

Michael Masling

New York
Harry T. Robins

Omar Shah 

Washington, DC
David R. Brenneman
Jonathan M. Rich