Increased Irish Merger Control Thresholds Enter into Force

As of 1 January 2019, the financial thresholds triggering merger notification to Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission are that, in the most recent financial year, in the Republic of Ireland:

  • aggregate turnover of all of the undertakings involved is not less than €60 million; and
  • turnover of each of two or more of the undertakings involved is not less than €10 million.

The revised thresholds were introduced by the Competition Act 2002 (Section 27) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 388 of 2018).

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