EU Merger Notification Process Could Be Clearer: ABA

Law360, New York (December 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The American Bar Association's antitrust and international law sections praised the European Union's competition watchdog for its guidelines on merger regulation on Monday, but suggested several revisions, including improving the transparency of the notification process and backing off somewhat on the “two-thirds” rule.

In joint comments issued Monday, the two sections said the European Commission Merger Regulation, or ECMR, has functioned “quite well” in many respects, both in terms of its jurisdictional thresholds and the system in place for transferring jurisdiction to review concentrations between member...
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