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Competition Policy

Contact for Mergers

Due to the closure of DG Competition’s MADO building in Brussels from 03/01/2024 until 05/01/2024 included, the hand delivery of documents or other materials for cases will not be possible during that period. All electronic submissions will, however, continue to be processed as usual.

 

In all your correspondence, please specify the name of the case and the case number.

Electronic communication

The European Commission encourages the use of electronic communication. Correspondents in merger cases are asked to submit documents as electronic files, and preferably by electronic means. Please see practical information.

Documents sent by registered post or by means of hand delivery

Documents sent by registered post or by means of hand delivery should be addressed to the Commission’s DG Competition at the address below. Addressing documents to other Commission services may result in delays.

How to contact the Merger Registry

Email: comp-merger-registryatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (comp-merger-registry[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Telephone: +32 2 29 65577

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
Merger Registry
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel
Belgique / België

Delivery by hand:
European Commission
DG Competition
Merger Registry
Place Madou / Madouplein 1
1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode / Sint-Joost-ten-Node
Belgique / België

Opening Hours:
09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00 Brussels time - Mondays to Thursdays
09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 Brussels time - Fridays and days preceding Commission holidays

Security procedures for delivery by hand:

Hand deliveries must be made on working days during the opening hours mentioned above. Working days are all days other than Saturdays, Sundays and Commission holidays as published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

  • Prior to delivery, at Place Madou / Madouplein 1, the law firm or the legal representative of the notifying company must call the Merger Registry at +32 2 296.55.77.
  • An estimated delivery time and the name of the individual from the firm or company who will be making the delivery must be provided along with a description of the items to be delivered (number of envelopes, packages or boxes).
  • Packages and envelopes to be submitted must clearly indicate the name of the office delivering the filing.
  • The Registry will confirm receipt of the items delivered.

General Queries

For general queries on merger issues, please contact:  COMP-Mergersatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (COMP-Mergers[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)