The Japanese FTC and the EU Commission announce their intention to upgrade the current antitrust co-operation agreement between Japan and the EU

ENHANCED SHARING OF ANTITRUST EVIDENCE: NEW EU/JAPAN COOPERATION AGREEMENT* On 15 March 2016, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and the European Commission (Commission) announced their intention to upgrade the current antitrust co-operation agreement between Japan and the European Union. The upgrade will have a number of practical and legal implications for companies involved in international antitrust investigations or considering making leniency applications. The review is understood to focus primarily on the facilitation of exchanges of information and evidence between the JFTC and the Commission. If the negotiations prove successful, it would be the second time that each of the agencies has entered into a “second generation” co-operation agreement.

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)

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Wilko Van Weert, Mai Muto, The Japanese FTC and the EU Commission announce their intention to upgrade the current antitrust co-operation agreement between Japan and the EU , 15 March 2016, e-Competitions March 2016, Art. N° 92818

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