Is there a filing fee? If so, please specify the amount in local currency.

Merger Control

China Small Flag China

There is no filing fee in China charged by MOFCOM.

Denmark Small Flag Denmark

The filing fee for the simplified procedure is DKK 50,000.

The filing fee for a standard filing is 0.015 % of the parties’ combined turnover but will in no case exceed DKK 1.5 million.

Ireland Small Flag Ireland

A filing fee of €8,000 applies in respect of each notification made to the CCPC, irrespective of the size of the transaction or of turnover of the notifying parties. The filing fee must be paid electronically at the time of notification.

Israel Small Flag Israel

At the moment, there is no filing fee for merger notifications, though according to the Israeli Antitrust Law, the Minister of Economy and the Minister of Finance may set such filing fee.

Japan Small Flag Japan

There is no filing fee.

Malta Small Flag Malta

Notification fee: €163.06.

Turkey Small Flag Turkey

There is no filing fee required under Turkish merger control regime.

Ukraine Small Flag Ukraine

The filing fee is UAH20,400 (approximately €700).

United States Small Flag United States

The HSR Act has a single filing fee. Payment of the fee is the obligation of the acquiring person, unless the parties agree between themselves to shift or split the fee. The amount of the fee varies with the size of the transaction, as follows:

Size of Transaction

Filing Fee Amount

Greater than US$78.2 million, but less than US$156.3 million

US$45,000

US$156.3 million or greater, but less than US$781.5 million

US$125,000

US$781.5 million or greater

US$280,000

Russia Small Flag Russia

The filing fee in Russia is fixed at RUB 35,000 (thirty-five thousand).

United Kingdom Small Flag United Kingdom

Subject to some limited exceptions, the notification of any qualifying merger is subject to a filing fee irrespective of whether a second-phase investigation is opened. The CMA will also require payment of a filing fee where it carries out an 'own initiative' investigation into a transaction that has not been notified, unless it concludes that it does not have jurisdiction to review the transaction. Fees vary according to the value of the UK turnover of the acquired enterprise:

  • £40,000, where the UK turnover of the target is £20 million or less;
  • £80,000, if the target's UK turnover is over £20 million but not over £70 million;
  • £120,000, where the UK turnover of the target exceeds £70 million; and
  • £160,000, where the UK turnover of the target exceeds £120 million.

The fee is payable when the CMA (or, if applicable, the Secretary of State) publishes its first-phase decision.

For mergers that are not notified to the CMA (i.e. where the CMA has commenced a review on its own initiative), no fee is payable if the transaction involves the acquisition of a material interest which falls short of a 'controlling interest' (see paragraph 3.1 above).

Belgium Small Flag Belgium

No filing fee is payable for notifications in Belgium.

Austria Small Flag Austria

The filing fee with the BWB currently amounts to EUR 1,500.00 regardless of the size of the transaction or the turnover of the parties to the concentration. In the notification, the payment has to be proven.

In case proceedings before the Cartel Court are initiated, an additional so-called framework fee (Rahmengebühr) has to be paid; the fee currently amounts to up to EUR 34,000.00.

South Africa Small Flag South Africa

  • Large mergers: ZAR 350,000
  • Intermediate mergers: ZAR 100,000
  • Small mergers: ZAR Nil

France Small Flag France

There is no filing fee for merger notifications in France.

Mexico Small Flag Mexico

As of 1 January 2016, filing fees have been restated and are updated on a yearly basis. Currently for 2017, filing fees are of MEX $165,280.00 Mexican pesos. In addition, Regulatory Disposition of the FECL provide that in order for the filing to be admitted, a physical copy of the payment receipt needs to be included in the filing and showed at exact moment of the filing or otherwise will not be admitted.

Germany Small Flag Germany

The FCO charges a fee that is dependent on the economic significance of the transaction and the FCO’s administrative efforts (time and resources) involved in reviewing the transaction. The amount varies from approximately EUR 3,000 in straightforward cases to up to EUR 50,000. In exceptional circumstances, a fee of up to EUR 100,000 may be imposed. Unlike in most other merger control jurisdictions, the filing fee must not be paid upfront and is determined by the FCO only at the end of its merger review. It can be separately appealed.

Italy Small Flag Italy

From 1 January 2013 no filing fee is due for transactions notified to the ICA.

The filing fee envisaged under the previous system for notified transaction, was replaced since 1 January 2013, by a mandatory annual fee due by all limited liability companies based in Italy that have total revenues exceeding Euro 50 million. Such annual mandatory fee is due regardless of whether the parties enter into a transaction subject to mandatory notification. The amount of the fee is equal to 0.06‰ of the revenues set out in the latest financial statements. The fee cannot exceed EUR 300,000.

Australia Small Flag Australia

There is no filing fee if filing for informal clearance. The filing fee is A$25,000 if an application is made for formal clearance or authorisation.

Canada Small Flag Canada

There is a CAD $50,000 filing fee for notification. Only one fee is payable per transaction; it can be paid by either party or split between them.

Cyprus Small Flag Cyprus

Filing fees are fixed by the Law at €1,000. Where a concentration becomes subject to a full investigation (Phase II), the undertakings concerned are bound to pay a fee of €6,000 to the CPC.

Updated: July 6, 2017