The EU Commission issues new detailed guidance on confidentiality claims

On 16 March 2012, the European Commission published new informal guidance on how confidentiality claims should be made by undertakings in respect of documents and submissions provided to DG Competition in the context of investigations into alleged breaches of Article 101 and Article 102 TFEU. During antitrust investigations, the Commission has the power to request information. If the Commission formally initiate proceedings, it will then grant access to its file to all the addressees of its statement of objections, which will include access to the non-confidential version of submissions and documents gathered in the

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Martin Favart, The EU Commission issues new detailed guidance on confidentiality claims, 16 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 58393

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