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Guideline on the Merger Rule

Guideline The Merger Rule

The Merger Rule prohibits mergers between businesses which substantially lessen competition in Hong Kong. At present, the Merger Rule only applies to mergers involving carrier licence holders within the meaning of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap106).

The Guideline on the Merger Rule provides:

  • An overview of key concepts used by the Competition Commission (Commission) in relation to the Merger Rule.
  • The Commission's approach and analytical tools for assessing mergers.
  • Merger control and relevant enforcement procedures.