U.S. Sees Obstacles To Merger Review Convergence

Law360, New York (May 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a bid to improve global competition enforcement methods, a U.S. Department of Justice official said at an International Competition Network conference in Moscow on Thursday that international antitrust representatives plan to develop consensus recommendations for substantive merger analysis.

Speaking at the sixth annual conference of the ICN, Thomas O. Barnett, the assistant attorney general for the DOJ's Antitrust Division, said that while there has been cooperation and consensus in both the substance and procedure of merger review, there have been “notable differences” in outcomes or...
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