EU Pushes Changes To Antitrust Probes

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT) -- The European Commission plans to give the companies it probes more access to information earlier in investigations and to expand the role of its hearing officers during cases, the head of the antitrust regulator said Monday.

The European Union competition watchdog will begin including a section on fines in the statements of objections it sends to companies accused of antitrust violations and will also allow the parties greater access to key documents in their cases earlier in the proceedings, under new best practices for antitrust proceedings...
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