Successive governments have announced a plethora of mechanisms to support businesses though the effects of COVID-19. To date, this has been done primarily on a country-by-country basis, leading to an array of different schemes across the EU and in other jurisdictions.

This is a summary of the economic support mechanisms currently available in various jurisdictions

Competition authorities worldwide have responded swiftly to a number of practical challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Measures that have been introduced in respect of merger control proceedings include: encouraging parties to delay notification of transactions; eliminating face-to-face meetings; requiring communications and documents to be submitted electronically; and suspending or extending statutory deadlines.

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