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Merging companies should voluntarily notify despite exemption, Philippine competition official says

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 03 Sep 2020 21:47
  • 03 Sep 2020 21:47
Companies should still voluntarily submit their deals to the Philippine antitrust regulator even if they are exempted from mandatory notification by a new economic-recovery law to prevent the risk of being unwound once the commission regains its merger review powers, a competition official said.
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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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