Legislation on mergers

Primary legislation on mergers

The main provisions concerning mergers and acquisitions are set out in Part 3 and Part 3A of the Competition Act 2002, as amended.

The unamended text of the Competition Act 2002 is available here.  It should be noted that Part 3 of the Competition Act 2002 has been extensively amended by the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (which also inserted a new Part 3A into the Competition Act 2002).

Other legislation which contains provisions relating to mergers and acquisitions includes:

Section 54 of the Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010

Section 96 of the Central Bank and Credit Institutions (Resolution) Act 2011

Secondary legislation relating to mergers

The following relevant statutory instruments have been made under the Competition Act 2002:

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