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FTC Starts Workshop on Merger Notification and Review

On March 27th, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras kicked off an International Competition Network workshop to discuss the implementation of the ICN’s recommended practices for merger notification and review. These standards are designed to make the process for reviewing mergers more effective and efficient for both the merging parties and the sometimes multiple agencies reviewing the merger. Participating in the two-day workshop in Washington, DC, hosted by the FTC and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, were nearly 100 delegates from 35 jurisdictions. The ICN is made up of 97 antitrust agencies from 85 countries, and is supported by non-governmental experts from around the world.

Andre Barlow