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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Merger Control: Getting the Deal Cleared in Russia

26 May 2011

Russia's merger control regime does not differ substantially from its analogues
in Western Europe and North America. The regime does, however, have its
peculiarities, awareness of which can be essential to get a transaction cleared
smoothly and on time.

The purpose of this note is to present an overview of the merger control framework and the scope of its application, including the events triggering filing obligations, applicable notification thresholds, and specific issues relating to the treatment of joint ventures, intra-group restructurings and foreign investment restrictions.

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