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 2018-2021 Work Plan

Key Documents

Recommended Practices for Merger Notification and Review ProceduresRecommended Practices for Merger AnalysisFramework for Merger Review Cooperation

MWG Contacts

The Working Group is co-chaired by the UK Competition & Markets Authority, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. For more information about the MWG, please contact:

UK Competition & Markets Authority

Japan Fair Trade Commission

U.S. Federal Trade Commission