Commission seeks input into updated merger guidelines and clearance application form
Published25 Jan 2019
The Commerce Commission has today released updated draft guidance on the process it will follow in investigating merger clearance applications and non-notified mergers under the Commerce Act. The Commission has also released an updated clearance application form and is seeking submissions on both documents.
The draft guidelines released for consultation today focus on the processes the Commission adopts during merger investigations, including its approach to confidential information, evidence gathering, and holding public conferences. They also detail how the Commission will investigate mergers where the parties do not apply for clearance.
The updated clearance application form prescribes the information and evidence the Commission requires from parties when they seek clearance for a merger.
Copies of the draft guidelines and updated clearance application form can be found on our website.
To make a submission, or to arrange a time to meet with Commission staff to discuss these drafts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Merger Guidance before 5pm 28 February 2019.