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Merger Regulation

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

09.07.2014 White Paper "Towards more effective EU merger control".
Commission Staff Working Document accompanying the White Paper "Towards more effective EU merger control"
Impact assessment
Executive summary of the Impact assessment
The consultation on the White Paper was open until 3 October 2014.
Press release IP/14/801: Mergers: Commission consults on possible improvements of EU merger control rules
MEMO / Frequently asked questions
2013 public consultation

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
View the contributions received.

Implementing Regulation

Consolidated version of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 802/2004 of 21 April 2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings (Text with EEA relevance) (the "Implementing Regulation") and its annexes (Form CO, Short Form CO, Form RS and Form RM) (Official Journal L 133, 30.04.2004, p. 1-39), as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1033/2008 (Official Journal L 279, 22.10.2008, p.3-12) and by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1269/2013 of 5 December 2013 (Official Journal OJ L 336, 14.12.2013, p. 1-36).

Information on the most recent changes made to the text of the Implementing Regulation and to three of its annexes (the Form CO, Short Form CO and Form RS) as part of the Commission's Merger Simplification Package, which entered into force on 1 January 2014, may be found here: Press release - Frequently asked questions

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1269/2013 with effect as of 1 January 2014 (see above). 

Communications pursuant to Regulation 802/2004

Format and number of copies of notifications and other submissions, e-mail address for electronic submission
Corrigendum to the Communication pursuant to Articles 3(2), 6(2), 13(3), 20(1), 20(1a) and 23(4) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 802/2004. Official Journal C 270, 19.8.2014, p. 9–10

Model power of attorney for notifications

Model power of attorney for reasoned submissions

Template for table for turnover data for notifications

Template for contact details for competitors and customers

Template for table for information on national filing obligations for reasoned submissions

Address for delivery
Communication pursuant to Article 23(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 802/2004 Official Journal C 64, 05.03.2013, p. 1

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