Reply to the public consultation on the simplification of merger control procedures

In the context of the public consultation launched on 6 May 2022 by the European Commission (the “Commission”), the Association of Lawyers Practicing Competition Law (hereinafter, the “APDC”) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft revised Notice on a simplified treatment of certain concentrations (“the Simplified Notice”), the draft revised Regulation implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings (“the Implementing Regulation”) as well as the annexes to these revised texts.