Inside The EU's New Antitrust Guidelines

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 17, 2011, the European Commission issued the final version of its best practices antitrust guidelines (Notice on best practices for the conduct of proceedings concerning Articles 101 and 102 TFEU). The principal purpose of the guidelines is to provide a guide to the day-to-day conduct of antitrust proceedings before the EC. The guidelines also provide for an expanded role for the European Union's hearing officer, whose role has been set out in a new decision that revises the functions and terms of reference of...
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