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ICN Practical Guide to International Enforcement Cooperation in Mergers


Presentation: How does your merger review regime conform to the ICN’s Recommended Practices? A discussion of self-assessment tools

À la découverte du Groupe de travail de l'ICN sur les Concentrations; ICN MWG télé-séminaire de bienvenu (French language)

Want to learn more about the Merger Working Group, see the presentation used for the MWG's Welcoming Teleseminar, November 2013, entitled:

Discovering the ICN’s Merger Working Group: a global network of merger review regimes


Practicas Recomendadas por la RICE para el análisis de concentraciones económicas

Descubriendo al Grupo de Trabajo de Concentraciones de la RICE
ICN MWG Tele seminario de Bienvenida (Spanish language)

Mission of the Merger Working Group (MWG)

The mission of the ICN Merger Working Group is to promote the adoption of best practices in the design and operation of merger review regimes in order to: (i) enhance the effectiveness of each jurisdiction's merger review mechanisms; (ii) facilitate procedural and substantive convergence; and (iii) reduce the public and private time and cost of multijurisdictional merger reviews.

Current Work

The main current activities of the MWG are:

  1. Project on Enforcement Cooperation in Merger Review
  2. Work to promote familiarity, use, and implementation of the MWG's work product
  3. ICN Framework for merger review cooperation

For more details about the work of the MWG please see the current and long term work plans.

Contact Information of Co-Chairs of Working Group

The Merger Working Group is co-chaired by the Canadian Competition Bureau, the European Commission, DG Competition, and the Autorité de la Concurrence (France). For more information about the MWG, please contact:

Canadian Competition Bureau

Ms. Alexa Gendron-O'Donnell       Ms. Sultana Bennett

Senior Competition Law Officer     Senior Competition Law Officer

Canadian Competition Bureau       Canadian Competition Bureau

Telephone: +1 819 994 4026         Telephone:


European Commission, DG Competition


Mr. Jose-Maria Carpi Badia                       Ms. Blanca Rodriguez Galindo

Head of Unit, Antitrust and                         Head of Unit, International Relations

Merger Case Support and Policy               European Commission, DG Competition

European Commission, DG Competition   Telephone: + 32 2 295 2920

Telephone: +32 2 299 3721                                                         

Autorité de la Concurrence (France)


Ms. Sophie-Anne Descoubès               Ms. Marianne Faessel

Adviser for International Affairs             Adviser for International Affairs

Autorité de la Concurrence (France)     Autorité de la Concurrence (France)

Telephone:                                            Telephone: