Competition delegates discussed Remedies in cross-border merger cases at their meeting in October 2013. The topic has already been discussed several times during OECD competition meetings but this time it will be seen as a follow-up discussion further to the approval by the Competition Committee of the implementation of the 2005 OECD council Recommendation on Merger Review.
The discussion focused in particular on the monitoring and implementation of cross-border remedies, and on issues arising when such remedies may need to be revised.
Some of the key issues that delegates addressed were:
- Experiences co-ordinating or co-operating with any other agencies in connection with these remedies
- A description of recent important mergers that involved cross-border remedies
- Challenges in the design or implementation of cross-border remedies, and how agencies have overcame them, and
- Situations where cross-border remedies had to be revised because of unforeseen circumstances or subsequent developments, and how co-operation and co-ordination was handled by the involved agencies.
The proceedings of this roundtable discussion will be published in 2014 as part of the Series Best Practice Roundtables on Competition Policy.
DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR THE OCTOBER 2013 DISCUSSION
OTHER TOPICS BEING DISCUSSED IN OCTOBER 2013