ERT Position on Merger Controls

30 May 2017

Executive Summary

Position Paper

ERT conducted a consultation exercise among its member companies in October/November 2016 in order to gather feedback on their experiences of merger control internationally. This feedback has been distilled into a number of recommendations for “best practice” in the conduct of merger control proceedings, which are set out in the document.

While these are already reflected in some competition authorities’ existing merger control regimes, more consistent and widespread adoption of these best practices would improve the efficiency of merger control proceedings around the world for businesses, and the reviewing authorities alike.