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Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 of 20 January 2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings (the EC Merger Regulation)
Official Journal L 24, 29.01.2004, p. 1-22
Revision of Regulation 139/2004
18.06.2009 Report to the EP and the Council on the operation of Regulation No 139/2004
28.10.2008 Consultation on the application of the EC Merger Regulation. This consultation was open until 1 December 2008. The purpose of the consultation was to evaluate how the rules on jurisdictional thresholds and referral mechanisms have worked in practice during the fours years the Regulation has been applied.
Press release IP/08/1591: Mergers: Commission opens consultations on review of Merger Regulation
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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No /2013 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 802/2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings.
Adopted on 5 December 2013. This amending Regulation affects the text of the Implementing Regulation and three of its annexes (the 'Form CO, Short Form CO and Form RS'). It will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 14 December 2013 and will enter into force on 1 January 2014.
Regulation: de en fr
- Form CO relating to notification of concentrations: de en fr
- Short Form CO relating to notification of concentrations that are unlikely to raise competition concerns: de en fr
- Form RS relating to reasoned submissions for pre-notification referrals under Article 4(4) or Article 4(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings: de en fr
Press release, frequently asked questions
Commission Regulation (EC) No.802/2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 139/2004 (The "Implementing Regulation") and its annexes (Form CO, Short Form CO and Form RS)
Official Journal L 133, 30.04.2004, p. 1-39. This Regulation was amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1033/2008 (Official Journal L 279, 22.10.2008, p.3-12)
Communications pursuant to Regulation 802/2004
Format of notifications and reasoned submissions
Address for delivery
Communication pursuant to Article 3(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 802/2004.
Official Journal C 251 of 17.07.2006, p 2-3
(18 .01.2007) Please note: Due to the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union on 1 January 2007, the European Commission will require extra copies of merger notifications and reasoned submissions in order to be able to send them to these new member states as well. Therefore, we kindly request that you provide 32 (thirty-two) CD- or DVD-Roms, instead of the 30 (thirty) mentioned in
the above Communication on the format of notifications and reasoned submissions. We thank you for your cooperation.
Communication pursuant to Article 23(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 802/2004
Official Journal C 64, 05.03.2013, p. 1
Please note that on the 5 th of March 2013 the Merger Registry has moved to:
Place Madou / Madouplein 1
1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode / Sint-Joost-ten-Node
Belgique / België
Therefore, as of the 5th of March 2013 all merger notifications must be delivered to this address.