EVENT: Commerce Comission talk on new merger guidelines (Auckland)

The Commerce Commission recently updated it Mergers & Acquisitions guidelines for the first time in 10 years (read them here). They also updated the Authorisation guidelines, which is the mechanism available to the Commission to approve mergers that lesson competition but have an offsetting public benefit (available here).

In Auckland on 10 September (just under two weeks away) the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand (LEANZ) is putting on a special event with the ComCom’s top competition economist (Lilla Csorgo) and top competition lawyer (David Blacktop) talking about the new guidelines.

Details from the mailout below:

Topic:            New Mergers and Acquisitions and Authorisation Guidelines

 Speakers:       David Blacktop, Principal Counsel, Competition, Commerce Commission

Lilla Csorgo, Chief Economist, Competition, Commerce Commission

 Venue:             Russell McVeagh, Level 30, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland St, Auckland

Time:               5.15 pm for 5.30 pm start, followed by refreshments

RSVP:              email:  kate@covec.co.nz or phone: (09) 916 2015

This is a special event in addition to the regular LEANZ Auckland seminar series.

New Mergers and Acquisitions and Authorisations Guidelines

The Commerce Commission has recently published new Mergers and Acquisitions Guidelines and Authorisation Guidelines, more than ten years since the last version of one of these guidelines was published. This talk will explain the changes included in the new guidelines.