With ever increasing global regulatory scrutiny of merger and acquisition activity, we are pleased to release an introductory guide to the merger clearance process in Australia.This guide is available on all tablets (Android and iOS) and is downloadable as a PDF for use on other devices.

If you are considering engaging in, or advising on, a merger that may affect competition in a market in Australia, it is important that you understand the merger process, how to engage with the ACCC appropriately and current insights into the merger review regime.  This app provides an introductory guide for both counsel and market participants to understand the key issues and questions to ask when there is an Australian element to your merger.

Although notifying the ACCC is voluntary, the ACCC has broad powers to seek civil penalties and prevent or unwind a transaction which contravenes section 50 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).  In this context, as well as gaining insight from this resource, we recommend that you contact our team to utilise our expertise in your merger or acquisition.