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Luca Montani is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie, Brussels' Antitrust & Competition Practice. He joined the Firm in January 2014 after working in a major US law firm based in Brussels, and at the European Commission Directorate General for Competition (Mergers). Prior to that, he practiced civil litigation in Italy.

Executive Summary The European Commission (Commission) has issued new guidance on when it will accept referrals of merger control reviews from EU national competition authorities. The new guidance was published on 26 March 2021 with immediate effect. In a change of policy, the Commission will accept merger control referrals from…

The EU screening mechanism for foreign direct investments potentially affecting security and public order in an EU Member State or in the whole EU became fully operational on 11 October 2020. Following the adoption of the¬†EU Foreign Direct Investment Regulation, the European Commission (Commission) and the Member States have developed…