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Current 2nd phase proceedings

Here you will find a list of the second phase examination proceedings (German version).

After receipt of the complete notification documents at the Bundeskartellamt the competent Decision Devision has one month to examine the project (so-called first phase). If the merger project proves unproblematic, the Decision Devision clears it informally before the expiry of the one month time limit. Please click here for a list of current merger control proceedings (German version).

If the Decision Devision considers further examination necessary, a formal in-depth investigation is initiated (so-called second phase), extending the time frame to up to a total of four months of receipt of the complete notification.