Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OMBREGT Philippe, COOL Karel, HARLE Nicolas
Merger Control and Practice in the BRIC Countries vs. the EU and the US: The Timing
INSEAD Working Paper 2012/101/ST

In the past five years, each of the BRIC countries has revised its merger control policies and practice, changing the conditions for competing in these markets. In this article, we provide an overview of the review process and timelines that need to be respected or expected to get the deal through in the BRIC countries as well as the EU and the US. We outline the similarities and differences among the countries and visualize the process with a high-level time line for each.