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2. Establishing jurisdiction for notification of mergers

2.3 General thresholds

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

Merger control filing is required when:

  • all the undertakings concerned achieved an aggregate turnover in Italy exceeding EUR 498,000,000 in the last financial year; and
  • each of at least two of the undertakings concerned achieved a turnover in Italy exceeding EUR 30,000,000 in the last financial year.

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 a number of sector specific merger control rules under Italian law requiring filing:

  • Cinema services: acquisitions causing an incremental increase of the market share of the undertakings concerned of more than 25% in one of the main Italian cities.
  • Transactions involving the following sectors: communication, critical technology and infrastructure, national defense and security, transportation and the energy sector.
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