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Best practices in antitrust proceedings and submission of economic evidence; Hearing Officers' guidance paper

Policy field

Competition (antitrust and mergers)

Target group

The legal and business community with direct experience of Commission antitrust and merger proceedings.

Period of consultation

From 06.01.2010 to 03.03.2010

Objective of the consultation

The Competition Directorate-General seeks comments on the procedural issues raised in the published documents, within the limits laid down by the presently applicable legal framework.

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    View the consultation documents

    Best Practices in proceedings concerning articles 101 and 102 TFEU
    Best Practices on submission of economic evidence
    Hearing Officers' Guidance Paper

    Reference documents and other, related consultations

    Press release IP/10/2 : Antitrust: improved transparency and predictability of proceedings

    Contact details

    Responsible service: DG Competition, Units A.2, A.4 and O.2 / Hearing Officers

    E-mail address:
    Ref.: HT. 2285

    Postal address: European Commission
    Directorate-General for Competition
    Antitrust Registry
    Ref.: HT. 2285
    1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


    Registered organisations
    • American Bar Association en
    • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union en
    • Ashurst en
    • Asociación Española para la defensa de la competencia – AEDC en
    • Association Française des Entreprises Privées- AFEP fr
    • Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence –AFEC fr
    • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP en
    • Businesseurope en
    • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP – CGSH en
    • Clifford Chance LLP en
    • Confederation of British Industry – CBI en
    • Confindustria it
    • Conseils des barreaux européens - Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe – CCBE fr en
    • Danish Bar and Law Society en
    • European Banking Federation –EBF en
    • European Economic & Marketing Consultants – EE & MC en
    • Federation of German Industries - German Chambers of Industry and Commerce – BDI-DIHK de
    • Grimaldi e Associati en
    • Hellenic Federation of Enterprises – SEV en
    • ICC - International Chamber of Commerce en
    • International Bar Association – IBA en
    • Joint Working Party of the Bars and Law Societies of the UK on Competition Law – JWP en
    • Law Society of England and Wales & General Council of the Bar of England and Wales –LSEW & BCEW en
    • LECG en
    • Mouvement des Entreprises de France – MEDEF fr
    • Office of Fair Trading – OFT and Competition Commission - CC en
    • Romanian Academy, Institute for legal studies, Centre for European legal studies – CSDE en
    • RWE (contains business secrets)
    • Simmons-Simmons en
    • WilmerHale en
    Individual Contributions - Non-registered organisations
    • Allen & Overy en
    • Association des Avocats Pratiquant le Droit de la Concurrence – APDC fr
    • Baker & McKenzie en
    • Banco Santander en
    • Bird & Bird LLP en
    • Competition Law Association – CLA en
    • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP part 1 en - part 2 en
    • Howrey LLP en
    • OMV Gas & Power GmbH de
    • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates en
    • US Chamber of Commerce en
    • Van Bael & Bellis part 1 en - part 2 en
    • White and Case LLP part 1 en - part 2 en
    Individual contributions – other
    • Associacaõ Nacional das Pequenas e Médias Empresas – ANPME en
    • Confederation of Finnish Industries EK en
    • FT/Orange fr
    • Herbert Smith LLP en
    • Laboratorio di economia, antitrust, regolamentazione – Lear en
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