The mission of the ICN Merger Working Group (MWG) 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 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

MWG Annual Work Plan 2023-2024

Key Documents

Recommended Practices for Merger Notification and Review ProceduresRecommended Practices for Merger AnalysisFramework for Merger Review CooperationLearn more about the MWG Framework: Promotional Flyer

MWG Contacts

The Working Group is co-chaired by the Norwegian Competition Authority, the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition, the Competition Commission of Mauritius and the Canadian Competition Bureau. For more information about the MWG, please contact: