Members of the HSF Brussels competition team have written their annual chapter as a contribution to the latest edition of the highly-regarded Global Competition Review (GCR) EMEA Antitrust Review, which provides a comprehensive summary of key recent EU merger control developments.

The chapter covers key jurisdictional, procedural and substantive developments in EU merger control from June 2020 to May 2021, including:

  • Jurisdictional developments: the EU and UK merger control regimes and the Commission’s guidance on article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR)
  • Procedural developments: cracking down on procedural infringements and tightening the standard of proof to prohibit concentrations
  • Substantive developments: FDI Regulation, European Green Deal and focus on the digital sector and life sciences industry

The chapter is available to access online here. Please do contact any of the authors or your usual HSF competition contact if you’d like to discuss any of the topics covered in more detail.

This is an extract from GCR’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2022, first published in July 2021. The whole publication is available at

Kyriakos Fountoukakos
Kyriakos Fountoukakos
Partner, Brussels
+32 2 518 1840
Camille Puech
Camille Puech
Senior Associate, Brussels
+32 2 518 1823