Call for Comments: PCC Draft Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines


The  Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) pursuant to Section 16 of Republic Act No. 10677, otherwise known as the Philippine Competition Act (PCA) is drafting the PCC Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines (Guidelines)

These Guidelines aim to outline the principal analytical techniques, practices, and the enforcement policy of the PCC with respect to non-horizontal mergers and acquisitions that may have a direct, substantial, and reasonably foreseeable effect on trade, industry, or commerce in the Philippines.

The purpose of these Guidelines is to strengthen the transparency of the analytical process undertaken by the PCC and thereby assist the business community and competition law practitioners.

In view of this, the Mergers and Acquisitions Office (MAO) is requesting the inputs, comments, and suggestions of the public on the draft Guidelines. Such inputs, comments and suggestions are highly valuable to the PCC, which will facilitate the efficient finalization of the Guidelines.

You may send your feedback via email at until 28 October 2022. Please use the subject “NHMG Comments” and indicate your name, contact information, and your affiliation.

Thank you.


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