The US FTC and DoJ issue revised antitrust guidelines for international enforcement and cooperation

Revised Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation issued by FTC and DOJ* On January 13, 2017, the DOJ and FTC jointly issued final updated Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation (Updated International Guidelines), which replace the 1995 Antitrust Enforcement Guidelines for International Operations. [1] The Updated International Guidelines are intended to “provide updated guidance to businesses engaged in international activities on questions that concern the Agencies’ international enforcement policy as well as the Agencies’ related investigative tools and cooperation with foreign authorities." [2] The FTC noted that the “agencies’ enforcement of the U.S. antitrust laws now frequently involves activity outside the United States,

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  • Gibson Dunn (New York)
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Washington)
  • Gibson Dunn (Washington)

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Sarah Segal, Carrie C. Mahan, Chad Squitieri, The US FTC and DoJ issue revised antitrust guidelines for international enforcement and cooperation, 13 January 2017, e-Competitions Cooperation between National Competition Authorities, Art. N° 83309

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