EU Reforms Cartel Probes To Boost Transparency

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT) -- Seeking to provide more transparency and certainty to companies targeted by antitrust probes, the European Commission on Monday updated its antitrust investigation procedures, expanding the role of hearing officers and providing new guidance on what kinds of economic evidence parties should submit.

Nearly two years after issuing a series of proposed changes, the European Union regulator adopted new best practices guides for antitrust proceedings and for the submission of economic evidence while also revising the official mandate for hearings officers.

Overall, the changes are designed to...
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