Coordinating US-EU Cooperation In Merger Reviews

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 14, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and the European Commission (Directorate-General for Competition) published revised best practices for cases where the commission and a U.S. agency are reviewing the same merger.

The best practices document updates a previous 2002 version to reflect the current cooperation and experiences of cooperation. Although the document is a reflection of the steps that the U.S. agencies and the European Commission have been taking to achieve lower costs, faster merger reviews and...
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