Exploring The Updated US-EU Merger Best Practices

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 1:47 PM EST) -- On Oct. 14, 2011, the U.S. antitrust agencies — the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice — and the European Commission’s Director-General for Competition (DG Competition) recognized the 20th anniversary of the 1991 U.S.-EU bilateral antitrust agreement by issuing revised "Best Practices for Coordinating Merger Reviews."

The revised best practices update the U.S. and EU agencies’ 2002 best practices to better reflect their current cooperation practices with respect to mergers subject to review in the U.S. and EU. The practices have evolved as...
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