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 with the subject line: Merger Guidance before 5pm 28 February 2019.