INTERVIEW: GLOBAL ANTITRUST POLICIES - INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION - CONVERGENCE

Rachel Brandenburger (DOJ) & Randy Tritell (FTC): Global antitrust policies - How wide is the gap?

Ce texte reproduit les discussions tenues lors d’une table ronde avec Rachel Brandenburger, Randy Tritell, et Ewoud Sakkers, tenue le 6 septembre 2011 et modérée par Mark Gidley, associé, White and Case, Washington DC, New York. Les réponses d’Ewoud Sakkers, chef d’unité, DG COMP, n’ont pas pu être reproduites.

M. G. What is your view of the current state, and future, of convergence between U.S. and Europe on antitrust policy and approaches? To take one example, there has been a recent outbreak of new – and similar – horizontal merger guidelines on both sides of the Atlantic. Is this merely coincidence or indicative of international convergence at work? R. B. I would like to start by saying it is a great pleasure to share this panel with such distinguished colleagues and to be here to discuss the current state, and the future, of global antitrust policies; I thank Concurrences very much for this opportunity. I can say, without reservation, that the U.S.-EU relationship is an ongoing success story in terms of both competition policy and enforcement. The two U.S. antitrust agencies (the U.S.

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  • University of Oxford
  • US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington)

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Rachel Brandenburger, Randolph Tritell, Rachel Brandenburger (DOJ) & Randy Tritell (FTC): Global antitrust policies - How wide is the gap?, February 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2012, Art. N° 41515, pp. 3-11

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