Legal Alert: AMCU Issues Draft Guidelines on Assesment of Non-Horizontal Mergers

December 27, 2017

On December 15, 2017 the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) published the draft Guidelines on the Assessment of Non-Horizontal Mergers (Draft).The Draft clarifies AMCU’s approach to assessing non-horizontal mergers in respect of theirimpact on market competition.

The Draft is issued in compliance with the requirements of Art. 255(6) of The Ukraine – European Union Association Agreement to ensure consistency and legal certainty of non-horizontal mergers assessment. The Draft essentially incorporates the European experience in assessing non-horizontal mergers as it is modeled after The Guidelines on the assessment of non-horizontal mergers issued by the EU Commission. 

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