Newsletter: Merger Control Rules for Joint Ventures in Ukraine Clarified

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (Committee) recently adopted Guidelines on Application of Merger Control Rules to Joint Ventures (Guidelines).

The Guidelines provide for four criteria that a formation of a JV shall simultaneously meet to be qualified as a concentration under Ukrainian law and, thus, require a merger clearance. Please note that in case a formation of a JV does not qualify as a merger clearance it may be qualified as concerted actions requiring a different type of clearance.

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