The President of Ukraine has signed the Amendments to the Law “On protection of economic competition” concerning improvement of efficiency of merger control regime in Ukraine. The Law introduces some of the most long-awaited changes into the merger control as well as concerted action procedures.

In more detail, the Law introduces:

∙           new financial merger control thresholds;
∙           Increase of filing fees;
∙           Introduction of expedited review for merger control applications;
∙           Introduction of pre-filing consultations;
∙           Changes into the phase II review of merger control and concerted action procedures;
∙           Clarifications as to the grounds for taking decisions on merger control filing/concerted action applications  
The amendments enter into force on May 18, 2016.
For more detailed information on the amendments, please kindly refer the following link