Informal contacts

Informal contacts

Informal contacts

Some NCAs consult DG Competition already prior to the formal consultation obligations on their cases, e.g. in ECN sector subgroups or bilaterally. The ECN unit should always be kept informed about such discussions. If a policy line is to be taken in these informal contacts, the sectoral unit should speak to the ECN unit before agreeing with the NCA on that line. Where, in the context of informal contacts, the ECN unit obtains information on a given sector or on a particular case, it should keep the unit concerned informed.


See Also


  • Information about Informal contacts in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)

Further Reading

  • Information about Informal contacts in EU Competition Procedure, 3rd. Edition, Edited by Luis Ortiz Blanco (Oxford University Press)

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