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Recent developments of Italian competition regulation

25 October 2012

The mandatory fee and the updated turnover thresholds:
recent developments pursuant to the Italian Competition
Authority (the "AGCM" or "ICA") clarifications issued on
28 September 2012

Following the changes to the Italian competition
regulations set out in Decree Law No. 1 of 24 January
2012 as converted into law (the "Liberalisation
Decree"), the ICA determined how the mandatory
fee to be used to fund the ICA's activities would be
calculated and paid (Resolution 23787/2012 of 18
July 2012) and, on 28 September 2012, clarified the
scope of application of the new rules responding to
the main questions received from the operators.
Furthermore, on 12 September 2012, the AGCM released
its annual update of the amounts of the turnover
thresholds that trigger an obligation to notify the
AGCM of mergers.

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