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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Coronavirus Impact on Merger Review Timeframes - a Global Overview

4 August 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is causing merger control clearances to be delayed. Numerous competition authorities are requesting merging parties to refrain from making filings, or are otherwise experiencing difficulties in providing timely clearances due to staff working remotely or being absent.  Some authorities have closed completely.

This briefing summarises announced measures for various jurisdictions. This overview will be updated on a daily basis, with the most up-to-date version always available here.

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