by Veronica Pinotti and Martino Sforza
The Italian Competition Authority announced today that the amount of its merger control filing fee will remain unchanged in 2010. The amount of the fee will therefore continue to be 1.2 per cent of the value of the notified transaction, in a range of EUR 3,000 to 60,000. For the purpose of the calculation of the filing fee, the value of the transaction is the agreed consideration. In the case of acquisitions of companies or parts of companies generating turnover outside of Italy, the value of the transaction is adjusted applying the correction factor given by the ratio between the domestic and worldwide turnover realized by the company which is to be acquired.