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1. Overall description of merger control regime

1.1 Supranationality

1.1.1 Is the jurisdiction a member of/party to a supranational jurisdiction?

The Czech Republic is a member of the EU.

1.1.2 Is the jurisdiction itself a supranational jurisdiction?

The Czech Republic is not a supranational jurisdiction.

1.1.3 If the answer to Section 1.1.1 and/or 1.1.2 above is in the affirmative, what are the implications hereof?

Provided that the transaction has a “Community dimension” and is thus notifiable to the European Commission, the transaction will only have to be notified to the European Commission and not the Czech Competition Office.

 Accordingly, the transaction will be notifiable to the Czech Competition Office only in case it does not have a “Community dimension” and the relevant turnover thresholds are met.

2. Nature of merger control regime

2.1 Mandatory or voluntary

2.1.1 Is filing mandatory or voluntary?

Filing is mandatory if the turnover thresholds stipulated by the Czech Act on Protection of Competition are met.

2.2 Suspensory effect

2.2.1 Must completion of the transaction await clearance by the relevant authorities?

Yes, undertakings cannot complete a transaction that is subject to clearance before the clearance decision of the Czech Competition Office is effective (“stand still” obligation). The Czech Competition Office can grant an exemption upon request of the undertakings concerned but this is rarely granted in practice.

 Generally, the transactions must be notified to the Czech Competition Office prior to the implementation/completion and following the conclusion of the agreement or the announcement of a public bid.

 A notification may also be made where the parties to the transaction demonstrate a good faith intention to conclude an agreement, provided that implementation of such agreement would result in a notifiable transaction.

1. What type of transactions are caught by the merger control regime?

1.1 Concentrations

1.1.1 Type of transactions that are caught by the merger control rules?

A transaction is caught by the merger control rules if it brings a change of control on a lasting basis resulting from:

a) the merger of two or more previously independent undertakings or parts of undertakings; or

b) the acquisition of the possibility to control another previously independent undertaking concerned, or its part, directly or indirectly by one or more undertakings concerned, especially (i) through an acquisition of shares, or (ii) through an agreement or other means that enables them to determine or influence the competitive conduct of the controlled undertaking concerned. These consequences may also occur when sole control over a company is changed into joint control and vice versa.

1.2 Joint ventures

1.2.1 What types of joint ventures are caught by the merger control rules?

The creation of joint ventures performing on a lasting basis all the functions of an autonomous economic entity resulting in a permanent structural market change, i.e. a so-called "full function" joint venture.

1.3 Definition of "control"

1.3.1 How are the concepts of "control" and "change of control" defined?

“Control” is defined as the possibility to perform, on a legal or de facto basis, a decisive influence on the activity of another undertaking, particularly on the basis of

a) an ownership right or right to use towards an enterprise of the controlled undertaking or its part; or

b) a right or other legal circumstance that provides decisive influence on the composition, voting or decision-making of the controlled undertaking´s bodies.   

It has to be decided on the facts in each case, whether there is a possibility of exercising decisive influence over an undertaking. Decisive influence can be de jure in the form of acquisition of the majority of the voting rights or through special rights; or de facto based on a historic pattern of attendance at general meetings.

Only transactions that bring a lasting "change of control" to the undertakings concerned and in the structure of the market are covered by Czech merger control rules.

1.4 Minority shareholdings

1.4.1 Are minority and other interests less than control caught by the merger control rules?

Acquisitions of minority or other interests that do not lead to an acquisition of control do not fall within the merger control rules and will not be considered by the Czech Competition Office.

2. Establishing jurisdiction for notification of mergers

2.1 Merging parties/undertakings concerned

2.1.1 Which undertakings are considered parties to the merger ("undertakings concerned") in the various types of transactions identified under Section 1.1.1 and 1.2.1.

In a merger, the "undertakings concerned" are each of the merging entities.

In an acquisition of control, the undertakings concerned may vary depending on the characteristics of the transaction.

 - In case of acquisition of sole control, the undertakings concerned are the acquiring undertaking consisting of all entities belonging to the same group (i.e. parent, subsidiaries, sister companies etc.) and the target undertaking (i.e. not including the seller).

 - In case of acquisition of joint control of a newly created joint venture, the undertakings concerned are each of the undertakings jointly acquiring control. The same applies where one undertaking contributes a pre-existing subsidiary or a business (over which it exercises sole control) to a newly created joint venture.

- In case of acquisition of joint control over a pre-existing undertaking or business, the undertakings concerned are each of the undertakings acquiring joint control as well as the pre-existing acquired undertaking.

- In case of entry of a new shareholder in a pre-existing joint venture, which leads to a change in the quality of control for the remaining controlling shareholders, the undertakings concerned are the newly entering controlling shareholder alongside with the remaining controlling shareholders and the joint venture. 

- In a case where a pre-existing, full-function joint venture acquires control over another undertaking, the undertakings concerned are the joint venture (and its parent companies) on the one hand and the target undertaking on the other hand.

- In case of change from joint control to sole control, the undertakings concerned are the undertaking acquiring the sole control and the joint venture. The other "exiting" shareholder (i.e. the seller) is not considered an undertaking concerned.

- In case of change from sole control to joint control, the undertakings concerned are each undertaking acquiring joint control and the target undertaking.

2.2 Date for establishing jurisdiction

2.2.1 Which date is relevant for concluding whether the transaction is notifiable?

The transaction may be notified to the Czech Competition Office after: (i) conclusion of a binding legal agreement; (ii) the announcement of acceptance of an offer in a public bid; (iii) announcement of a takeover bid; (iv) the European Commission informed the undertaking that the concentration will be subject to review by the Czech Competition Office; or (v) after occurrence of another fact which results in a notifiable concentration.

In addition, it is also possible to notify a transaction prior to conclusion of a binding legal agreement if it is sufficiently certain that the transaction will take place and it will result in a concentration.

2.3 General thresholds

2.3.1 Threshold(s) for when a concentration must be notified under the general merger control regime?

If either of the two alternative sets of thresholds is met, the transaction will have to be notified to the Czech Competition Office:

The first alternative threshold:

a) the combined turnover in the Czech Republic of all the undertakings concerned is more than CZK 1.5 billion in the last financial year; and

b) the turnover in the Czech Republic of each of at least two undertakings concerned is more than CZK 250 million in the last financial year.

The second alternative threshold

The turnover in the Czech Republic in the last financial year of

a) at least one of the undertakings concerned (if the concentration takes the form of a merger by absorption or amalgamation); or

b) the undertaking or part of the undertaking (e. g. enterprise) over which control is acquired (if the concentration takes the form of an acquisition of control); or

c) at least one undertaking creating the joint venture (if the concentration takes the form of a “full-functioning joint venture”)

is more than CZK 1.5 billion and the worldwide turnover of at least one other undertaking concerned is more than CZK 1.5 billion in the last financial year.

2.3.2 For each threshold, can the threshold be triggered by only one party having local turnover?

Yes, the second threshold can be triggered by only one party having local turnover.

2.3.3 For each threshold, can the threshold be triggered without any party having local turnover?

Neither of the thresholds can be triggered without at least one party having local turnover.

2.3.4 Are there any circumstances where transactions falling below these thresholds may be still investigated?

Transactions falling below the above thresholds may not be investigated by the Czech Competition Office.

2.4 Other national thresholds for ex ante merger control (e.g. sector-specific rules)

2.4.1 Relevant thresholds for sector-specific or other ex ante merger control rules?

There are not sector-specific or other ex ante merger control rules in the Czech Republic.

2.4.2 Are any such schemes mandatory or voluntary?

Not applicable.

2.5 Foreign-to-foreign mergers

2.5.1 Do any exemptions, special thresholds etc. apply to foreign-to-foreign mergers, i.e. where none of the undertakings concerned is domiciled in the jurisdiction?

Transactions meeting the thresholds have to be notified to the Czech Competition Office, regardless of whether the undertakings concerned are domiciled outside of the Czech Republic.

3. Calculation and allocation of turnover, asset value, transaction value etc.

3.1 Relevant turnover

3.1.1 How is turnover defined (e.g. is income from other sources than "ordinary activities to be included, and how are rebates, taxes, internal turnover etc. treated)?

The relevant turnover to be taken into account is the net turnover achieved by the individual undertakings through the sale of goods and/or services in the ordinary course of business, exclusive of (i) rebates, (ii) value added tax and other taxes directly related to the turnover and (iii) group internal sales; and including financial aid (any monetary aid granted to the undertaking from public sources which directly translates into the price of its goods).

Turnover achieved in foreign currency shall be converted into Czech crowns by the average exchange reference rate set and announced by the Czech National Bank for the relevant financial year.

3.1.2 Identification and link to any official rules, guidance etc. on how to calculate turnover?

Guidance on the calculation of turnover can be found in the Czech Competition Office´s Notice on Calculation of Turnover for the Purpose of the Control of Concentrations between Undertakings.

The notice can be found at:

https://www.uohs.cz/en/competition/decisions-guidelines-and-other-documents.html

3.2 Relevant period for calculation of turnover

3.2.1 Which financial year(s) is relevant for the calculation of turnover?

The turnover should be calculated according to the financial statements for the last financial year for which audited accounts exist.

If the audited financial statements for the last financial year are not available yet, the Czech Competition Office considers the audited financial statements for the financial year preceding the last financial year as relevant. However, if there are substantial differences between the available audited financial statements and the unaudited financial statements for the last accounting period, the Czech Competition Office uses the unaudited financial statements with respect to which the undertaking concerned must provide a declaration regarding their truthfulness.

3.2.2 Should adjustments be made for e.g. divestitures, acquisitions, closings and other changes of the economic reality of the undertaking concerned made after or during the relevant financial year?

Adjustments must be made for any divestitures/acquisitions made during/after the latest financial year. Turnover stemming from such divested/acquired assets should be excluded/included.

3.3 Relevant undertakings for the calculation of turnover

3.3.1 The "undertakings concerned", i.e. which parties?

See Section 2.1.1 above.

3.3.2 The undertakings whose turnover is taken into account?

See the definition of the "undertakings concerned" in Section 2.1.1 above. Moreover, the undertakings whose turnover is taken into account include

a) persons who will control undertakings concerned after implementation of the given concentration, and persons who are controlled by the undertakings concerned, i.e. parent and subsidiary companies of the undertakings concerned; and

b) persons controlled by the person who will control the undertakings concerned after implementation of the given concentration, i.e. by affiliated companies of the undertakings concerned; and

c) persons controlled jointly by two or more persons referred to above.

3.3.3 Shall the turnover of the existing seller be included in the target's group turnover?

The seller's turnover shall not be included in the target's group turnover.

3.4 Geographical allocation of turnover

3.4.1 The principles for the geographical allocation of turnover?

In general, the turnover should be allocated geographically based on where the customer was located at the time of the turnover generating transaction, i.e. typically where the goods were actually delivered or services actually provided.

3.5 Valuation and allocation of assets

3.5.1 The principles for valuation and allocation of assets?

Not applicable.

3.6 Calculation of other thresholds

3.6.1 The principles for calculation of metrics for other thresholds (e.g. transaction value, market share, share of supply etc.)?

Not applicable.

3.7 Special rules

3.7.1 Do any special rules or principles apply to the calculation, allocation etc. of turnover, assets etc. for specific undertakings (e.g. State-owned undertakings, investment funds, credit and financial institutions, insurance companies, financial holding companies, others)?

Specific rules apply to the calculation of turnover for banks, credit and other financial institutions and insurance companies.

These rules can be found in the Czech Competition Office´s Notice on Calculation of Turnover for the Purpose of the Control of Concentrations between Undertakings which generally follows the principles outlined in the European Commission's Consolidated Jurisdictional Notice under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings.

 The notice can be found at:

https://www.uohs.cz/en/competition/decisions-guidelines-and-other-documents.html

3.7.2 Does any exemptions apply?

Not applicable.

1. Practical information

1.1 Responsibility for filing

1.1.1 The parties responsible for filing?

In case of acquisition of sole control, the acquirer is responsible for filing.

In case of acquisition of control by a joint venture, either the joint venture or the shareholder of the joint venture can file the notification.

In case of acquisition of joint control or a merger, the notification must be jointly submitted.

1.2 Deadlines for filing

1.2.1 Are there any mandatory deadlines for filing, and, if so, how these are calculated?

There are no mandatory deadlines for filing.

However, a transaction meeting the above thresholds has to be notified to the Czech Competition Office prior to its implementation. 

1.2.2 Are there any sanctions for not filing within the deadlines?

Not applicable.

However, if implementing the notifiable concentration without the clearance of the Czech Competition Office, the undertakings can be fined up to CZK 10,000,000 or 10% of the net turnover achieved in the last financial year.

1.3 Early filing

1.3.1 Is it possible to file before the signing of merger agreement?

It is possible to notify a transaction prior to conclusion of a binding legal agreement if it is sufficiently certain that the transaction will take place and it will result in a concentration.

1.4 Filing fees

1.4.1 Are there any fees for filing, and, if so, please describe how such fees are calculated?

The filing fee is CZK 100,000.

1.4.2 When must the filing fee must be paid?

The filing fee is typically paid before filing of the notification and the payment confirmation is attached to the filing. Unless the filing fee is paid before the notification is made, it must be paid within 15 days from the date on which the request for payment was delivered by the Czech Competition Office.

1.5 Publicity

1.5.1 When and in which format will the authority publish receiving a notification?

The Czech Competition Office publishes a non-confidential notice of the fact that it has received a notification via Public Data Network and in the Czech Commercial Bulletin (in case of simplified procedure, the notice has to be published only via Public Data Network), inviting third parties to comment on the proposed concentration.

1.5.2 How will the authority in general handle the case publicly, e.g. will it usually comment in the media, send out press releases etc.?

The Czech Competition Office will send out a press release following the adoption of a decision.

A non-confidential version of the decision on the concentration will be made public on the website of the Czech Competition Office.

In general, the Czech Competition Office does not comment on active cases in the media.

1.5.3 Will third parties be able to review the notification?

Third parties may theoretically be granted access to files (excluding business secrets), if they show legitimate legal interest.

2. Procedure and timing

2.1 Normal and simplified procedures

2.1.1. Does the regime allow for a simplified (fast track) procedure, and, if so, what are the criteria for using the simplified procedure?

The Czech Competition Office allows transactions to be notified pursuant to a simplified procedure, if

a) none of the undertakings concerned operate on the same relevant market (or their combined market share in such market is lower than 15%) and at the same time none of the undertakings concerned operate in a product market that is upstream or downstream of the relevant market, in which other undertaking(s) concerned is (are) engaged (or their market share on each such market is lower than 25%); or

b) the undertaking concerned acquires sole control over another undertaking or its part over which such undertaking already exercised joint control (change from joint to sole control).

However, the Czech Competition Office has stipulated several examples of special circumstances, under which the simplified procedure cannot be applied even though the above-mentioned conditions are met (e.g. if it is not possible to determine the precise market share of the undertakings concerned or in case of a concentration that has high entry barriers or high degree of concentration or if other known competition problems exist).

The Czech Competition Office may, at any time until the decision on concentration is issued, request the parties to submit a full-form notification.

2.2 Procedural stages (cf. timetable below)

2.2.1 The various stages of (i) a simplified procedure and (ii) a normal procedure?

Before filing the notification for simplified or normal procedure, it is customary to initiate pre-notification contact with the Czech Competition Office.

The pre-notification contact usually involves submission of draft notification; telephone and/or personal meetings regarding the draft notification; clarifying / double-checking the content (completeness) of the draft notification; requests for additional information and documents, etc.

Normal procedure

After the formal notification is submitted to the Czech Competition Office, the time period for adopting a decision about the transaction in Phase I starts to run. In this connection, the Czech Competition Office publishes a press release about the transaction in which it invites third parties to comment on the transaction. During Phase I, the Czech Competition Office may also conduct a market test by addressing customers, competitors and suppliers of the undertakings concerned. As part of the proceedings, the Czech Competition Office may also send requests for information or engage in discussions and meetings with the parties.

If the transaction cannot be cleared in Phase I, the Czech Competition Office must inform the undertakings concerned thereof within the Phase I time period in which case it must issue its decision in Phase II within 5 months from the initiation of notification proceedings.

Before issuing the decision in Phase II, the Czech Competition Office will request the parties to provide their comments regarding findings and conclusions reached by the Czech Competition Office during the proceedings. After the parties provide their comments, the Czech Competition Office will decide about the transaction and publish a non-confidential version of the decision.

If the transaction cannot be cleared unconditionally, the Czech Competition Office can clear the transaction subject to commitments that are proposed by the undertakings concerned in course of the proceeding, but no later than 15 days of the day when the last of the parties to the proceedings receives its statement of objections. Provided the Czech Competition Office clears the concentration conditional on the fulfilment of commitments proposed by undertakings, it may lay down conditions and obligations necessary to secure fulfilment of these commitments.

Simplified procedure

After the formal simplified notification is submitted to the Czech Competition Office, the time period for adopting a decision about the transaction in simplified proceedings starts to run. In this connection, the Czech Competition Office publishes a press release about the transaction in which it invites third parties to comment on the transaction.

As part of the proceedings, the Czech Competition Office may also request additional documents or information that is necessary for issuance of the decision.

If the transaction is cleared in simplified proceedings, the clearance decision contains only simplified reasoning.

If the Czech Competition Office finds that the concentration could result in a substantive distortion of competition on the relevant market, it will request the notifying party(ies) to submit a full-form notification which will trigger a normal procedure. The 30-day period to issue a decision starts to run after the delivery of the full-form notification.

2.2.2 Is pre-notification contact with the relevant authorities customary/obligatory/encouraged/etc.?

Pre-notification contact to the Czech Competition Office is customary and a standard part of most merger proceedings, including transactions that are subject to a simplified procedure.

2.2.3 Are there any sanctions for not filing within the deadlines?

Not applicable. 

However, if implementing the notifiable concentration without the clearance of the Czech Competition Office, the undertakings can be fined up to CZK 10,000,000 or 10% of the net turnover achieved in the last financial year.

2.3 Timetable (cf. timetable below)

2.3.1 The statutory timetable/deadlines for review of a notification?

In case of the normal procedure, the Czech Competition Office must review the notification within (i) 30 days of initiation of proceedings (i.e. from receiving complete notification and payment of the filing fee) in Phase I and (ii) 5 months of initiation of the proceedings (i.e. from receiving complete notification and payment of the filing fee) in Phase II.  

In case of the simplified procedure, the Czech Competition Office must review the notification within 20 days of initiation of proceedings (i.e. from receiving complete simplified notification and payment of the filing fee). 

Note that the completeness of the notification is assessed by the Czech Competition Office.

In specific cases mentioned in Section 2.3.2 below, the deadlines may be extended. The deadline is also extended by 15 days if remedies are offered by the parties during the Phase I or Phase II.

2.3.2 Can the statutory timetable/deadlines be suspended ("stop-the-clock"), and if so under which conditions?

In case the Czech Competition Office formally requests the undertakings concerned to provide additional information or documents, the statutory deadline is suspended for a period from delivery of such request until the information/documents are provided to the Czech Competition Office.

If the Czech Competition Office requests the undertakings concerned during the simplified proceedings to submit a full-form notification, the deadline for issuance of the decision in normal procedure starts to run from receiving the complete full-form notification.

2.3.3 If pre-notification with the relevant authorities contact is possible/customary, how long will the duration of such contact usually be?

There is no statutory deadline for the pre-notification period and the duration of such period may vary depending on the complexity of a specific transaction at hand. In case of simple transactions, the pre-notification contact usually takes no more than one week / two weeks.

3. Format and content of notification

3.1 Notification forms

3.1.1 Must the notifying parties use any mandatory notification forms, e.g. for simplified and normal procedures, and, if relevant, add a link to the relevant forms?

The Czech Competition Office has mandatory notification forms for the simplified and normal procedures, which are attached as Annex I and II to Regulation No. 294/2016 Coll.

Please see: https://www.uohs.cz/en/legislation.html

3.2 Supporting documentation

3.2.1 List of the supporting documentation which must as a minimum be submitted along with the notification?

Cf. checklist below.

3.3 Originals, legalization and apostillation (cf. checklist below)

3.3.1 List of all documents which must be submitted in original/legalized versions and whether any documents must be apostilled?

Extract from the Commercial Register and power of attorney must be submitted in original form/certified copy.

Extracts from the Commercial Register issued / legalized in foreign countries must be apostilled, unless stipulated otherwise by a bilateral treaty between the Czech Republic and the country which issued / legalized the document. In case of certain countries which are not parties to the so called "Apostille Convention", super-legalization may be required instead of the apostille.

3.3.2 If the merger regime has a mandatory filing deadline, must all the documents identified under Section 3.3.1 be submitted within this deadline?

Not applicable.

3.4 Language

3.4.1 Which languages may be used for drafting and filing a notification?

The notification can be made only in the Czech or Slovak languages. Other supporting documents can be submitted only with official translation to Czech language.

Exceptions apply and official translation is not required in cases of

a) annual reports including the audit of the financial statements, and

b) consolidated financial statements

 if submitted in English or German.

The Czech Competition Office can exempt a notifying party from the obligation to provide an official translation of the parts of the transaction documents or studies, which are not relevant for the assessment of the notified concentration.

3.4.2 Does translations have to be certified/legalized and apostilled?

Translations must be certified by a sworn translator.

Statutory timetable

Step Description Time
1

Pre-notification

Pre-notification contact to the Czech Competition Office is customary and a standard part of most merger proceedings, including transactions that are subject to a simplified procedure.

The pre-notification contact usually involves submission of draft notification; telephone and/or personal meetings regarding the draft notification; clarifying / double-checking the content (completeness) of the draft notification; requests for additional information and documents, etc.


There is no statutory deadline for the pre-notification period and the duration of such period may vary depending on the complexity of a specific transaction at hand. In case of simple transactions, the pre-notification contact usually takes no more than one week / two weeks.

2

Phase I

Normal procedure

After the formal notification is submitted to the Czech Competition Office, the time period for adopting a decision about the transaction in Phase I starts to run. In this connection, the Czech Competition Office publishes a press release about the transaction in which it invites third parties to comment on the transaction. During Phase I, the Czech Competition Office may also conduct a market test by addressing customers, competitors and suppliers of the undertakings concerned. As part of the proceedings, the Czech Competition Office may also send requests for information or engage in discussions and meetings with the parties.

If the transaction cannot be cleared in Phase I, the Czech Competition Office must inform the undertakings concerned thereof within the Phase I time period in which case it must issue its decision in Phase II within 5 months from the initiation of notification proceedings.

Simplified procedure

After the formal simplified notification is submitted to the Czech Competition Office, the time period for adopting a decision about the transaction in simplified proceedings starts to run. In this connection, the Czech Competition Office publishes a press release about the transaction in which it invites third parties to comment on the transaction.

As part of the proceedings, the Czech Competition Office may also request additional documents or information that is necessary for issuance of the decision.

If the transaction is cleared in simplified proceedings, the clearance decision contains only simplified reasoning.

If the Czech Competition Office finds that the concentration could result in a substantive distortion of competition on the relevant market, it will request the notifying party(ies) to submit a full-form notification which will trigger a normal procedure. The 30-day period to issue a decision starts to run after the delivery of the full-form notification. 


Normal procedure

The Czech Competition Office must review the notification within 30 days of initiation of proceedings (i.e. from receiving complete notification and payment of the filing fee).

The deadline is also extended by 15 days if remedies are offered by the parties during the Phase I.

Please be aware that "stop-the-clock" is possible (cf. 2.3.2 above).

Simplified procedure

The Czech Competition Office must review the notification within 20 days of initiation of proceedings (i.e. from receiving complete simplified notification and payment of the filing fee). 

Note that the completeness of the notification is assessed by the Czech Competition Office.

The deadline may be extended if the Czech Competition Office requests the undertakings concerned during the simplified proceedings to submit a full-form notification. The deadline for issuance of the decision in normal procedure starts to run from receiving the complete full-form notification.

3

Phase II

Normal procedure

Before issuing the decision in Phase II, the Czech Competition Office will request the parties to provide their comments regarding findings and conclusions reached by the Czech Competition Office during the proceedings. After the parties provide their comments, the Czech Competition Office will decide about the transaction and publish a non-confidential version of the decision.

If the transaction cannot be cleared unconditionally, the Czech Competition Office can clear the transaction subject to commitments that are proposed by the undertakings concerned in course of the proceeding, but no later than 15 days of the day when the last of the parties to the proceedings receives its statement of objections. Provided the Czech Competition Office clears the concentration conditional on the fulfilment of commitments proposed by undertakings, it may lay down conditions and obligations necessary to secure fulfilment of these commitments.


Normal procedure

In case of the normal procedure, the Czech Competition Office must review the notification within 5 months of initiation of the proceedings (i.e. from receiving complete notification and payment of the filing fee).

Please be aware that "stop-the-clock" is possible (cf. 2.3.2 above).

  • Step 1 1
  • Step 2 2
  • Step 3 3
  • Not defined
  • 30 + 15 days / 20 + extension
  • 5 months (from Step 1)

Checklist

List of the supporting documentation which must as a minimum be submitted along with the notification.

Supporting documentation

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