The European Commission together with the US DoJ and FTC jointly issues revised best practices on cooperation in merger investigations

This article is the winner for the business category, mergers section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The Competition Directorate-General of the European Commission (DG Competition) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States have jointly issued revised Best Practices on Cooperation in Merger Investigations. The revised Best Practices builds upon the experience gained by the agencies in merger investigations since the first Best Practices statement was issued in 2002—and responds to criticism from the business community, which was in need of clear recommendations on how to navigate the processes in these two very different regimes. In particular, the update expands the

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  • Sullivan & Cromwell (Brussels)
  • Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati (Brussels)
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Washington)
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Götz DRAUZ, Michael Rosenthal, Scott Andrew Sher, Charles E. Biggio, The European Commission together with the US DoJ and FTC jointly issues revised best practices on cooperation in merger investigations, 14 October 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2011, Art. N° 45035

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