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Best practices in international merger control

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ERT Member companies surveyed to identify best practice

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.