ICN Adopts Recommended Practices To Improve Merger Analysis


At the eighth annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Zurich, Switzerland, the ICN adopted new Recommended Practices for substantive merger analysis. The ICN conference, hosted by the Swiss Competition Commission, was held on June 3-5, 2009. More than 450 delegates participated, representing over 80 antitrust agencies from around the world, and competition experts from international organizations and the legal, business, consumer and academic communities.

Based on the work of the Merger Working Group (MWG), co-chaired by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Irish Competition Authority, ICN members adopted the following recommended practices....

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