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Clifford Chance


UAE Competition Law Update: Implications for M&A Transactions

23 March 2017

Following the enactment of Cabinet Resolution 13 of 2016 (the 2016 Regulations) which set out the relevant market share thresholds for the UAE's competition law regime, the Ministry of Economy has also established the UAE's Competition Authority (Authority). Now, with an operational Authority ready to accept filings and the establishment of the relevant market share thresholds, parties will need to consider the competition law regime from the initial stages of their UAE M&A transactions.

This briefing provides an update on developments in the UAE competition law regime since publication of the 2016 Regulations. It also contains an analysis on the implications of the UAE's competition law regime in the context of M&A transactions.

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