April 23
Daniel Sarmiento
26th March 2021
Competition & State Aid Institutional law Justice & Litigation

Commission publishes Staff Working Document with results and follow-up measures on jurisdictional and procedural aspects of EU merger control

The European Commission has published today a Staff Working Document that summarises the findings of the evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control. Following the results of the evaluation, the Commission decided to adopt a communication providing guidance on the application of the referral mechanism between Member States and the Commission set out in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation, and launch an impact assessment on exploring policy options for further targeting and simplification of merger procedures.

As regards the jurisdictional thresholds, the evaluation results showed that at this stage, the turnover-based jurisdictional thresholds, complemented with the referral mechanisms, have generally


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