A merger control filing is currently required in Germany if the parties’ combined global revenues exceed e500 million and if at least one of the parties’ German revenues exceed e25 million (subject to certain exemptions). A transaction may, therefore be reportable in Germany if one of the parties has significant German revenues and the other party has any sales in Germany at all. However, the German government has recently suggested adding a second domestic threshold: a transaction would be reportable if the above-mentioned thresholds are met and if the other party’s German sales are at least e5 million. This additional threshold, if adopted, is expected to reduce the number of merger control filings in Germany by one-third.