Statement of Objections Cover Letter

Statement of Objections Cover Letter

Statement of Objections Cover Letter

The cover letter sending the SO to the parties will be signed by the Director-General of DG COMP, but the SG adds the date and notifies to the addressees. The cover letter should contain the following: – a deadline for the reply 1 ; – modalities for the reply; – information on the parties' access to file 2 ; – information on the right to request an oral hearing 3 and indication on its timing; – the name, phone number and e-mail address of the Hearing Officer in charge; – an indication of the possibility to ask for business secret protection for any part of the SO and a deadline for making such claims 4 ; – an indication of the possibility to make reasoned requests for confidentiality treatment for any material provided in a view expressed on the SO (see section 6.5) 5 .


See Also


  • Information about Statement of Objections Cover Letter in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)


[Note 1]
Article10(2) of Regulation 773/2004, according to which “The Commission shall, when notifying the statement of objections to the parties concerned, set a time-limit within which these parties may inform it in writing of their views”. The Commission is not obliged to take into account written submissions received after the expiry of that time-limit. See also XXIII Annual Report (1993 – n

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