An Antitrust Cooperation Agreement Of Unprecedented Depth

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT) -- On May 17 2013, the EU and Switzerland signed an agreement that will allow their respective competition authorities — i.e., the European Commission and the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) — to cooperate to a greater extent than they currently do. In the past, the EU concluded similar agreements with the U.S. (1991), Canada (1999), Japan (2003) and South Korea (2009). However, the EU/Switzerland agreement goes beyond those bilateral agreements as it provides scope for expanded information-sharing among the competition authorities.

Structure in the Parties’ Antitrust Cooperation...
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