Changes to the CCPC Merger Notification Procedure

November 17, 2021

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is implementing the following permanent changes to the merger notification procedure:

Notification format

From Wednesday 1 December 2021, all merger notifications (including all supporting documentation) are to be submitted in electronic format only to mergers@ccpc.ie. Applications will no longer be accepted by fax.

Timeframes for submission

Completed applications should be submitted to mergers@ccpc.ie between the hours of 09.00 and 15:00, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Incomplete notifications & supporting documents

For the purposes of determining the appropriate date under the Competition Act 2002 (as amended), where the notification and all supporting documents are not fully received by 15:00, the CCPC will consider the date of receipt of the notification to be the next working day.

Notification Information Requirements

Where the merger may relate to overlapping products or services, applicants are now required under sections 4.8, 4.9 and 4.10 of the Merger Notification Form to provide the names and e-mail addresses of their top twenty largest customers, suppliers and competitors.

The CCPC’s Merger Notification Form and Mergers and Acquisitions Procedures have been updated to reflect these changes. Queries on the changes should be sent, via email, to mergers@ccpc.ie.

 

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