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Best practices for cooperation among EU national competition authorities

Policy field

Competition policy – merger control

Target group

Business, law firms and other interested parties


Period of consultation

From 28.04.2011 to 27.05.2011

Objective of the consultation

The European Commission has made public a set of draft best practices aimed at fostering and facilitating information sharing between national competition authorities ("NCAs") within the European Union, for mergers that are not subject to EU merger control but require clearance in several Member States. The objective of this consultation is to seek stakeholder views on this text having regard to it objectives, scope and detail.

View the consultation document

en

Press release IP/11/507: Mergers: Consultation on best practices for cooperation among EU national competition authorities

Contact details

Responsible service:
Directorate-General for Competition – Unit A2
Please always indicate the reference number of the document in your correspondence: "Consultation on on best practices for cooperation among EU national competition authorities – HT 2485"

e-mail:
comp-a2-mergers@ec.europa.eu
Ref.: HT 2485

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
Consultation on on best practices for cooperation among EU national competition authorities – HT.2485
Merger Registry
1049 Brussels
Fax (32-2) 296 64 11

Replies to the consulation

Individual contributions/non-registered organisations
  • Baker & Mc Kenzie en
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP en
  • Danish Shipowners' Association en
  • D'Urso Gatti e Bianchi en
  • McDermott Will & Emery Belgium LLP en
  • VINGE en
Registered organisations
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union en
  • Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence fr
  • Association française des entreprises privées fr
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. de
  • International Bar Association (IBA) en

Results of the consultation

Comments received during the consultation have been taken into account in the Best Practices on cooperation between EU National Competition Authorities In Merger Review adopted by the Heads of European national competition authorities ("NCAs") and the European Commission in November 2011.


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