Answer ... The parties can appeal once the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) has issued its opinion on the merger filing based on its review of the post-merger notification or the voluntary pre-merger consultation.
If the KPPU issues an unfavourable opinion in respect of a merger filing, or in case of breach of a condition as set out in a favourable opinion, the KPPU may initiate an investigation and issue a decision. In such case, or if the KPPU prohibits a merger by adopting a decision, the parties may file an appeal with the relevant district court against the KPPU’s decision within 14 working days of receipt of the decision. In turn, a decision of the district court can be appealed to the Supreme Court.
Answer ... No, third parties cannot appeal KPPU or court decisions as discussed in question 6.1.