US, Canada and Mexico Officials Meet in New York
Dec.21.2011 — Global Competition Review
New York-based Antitrust Group counsel Olivier N. Antoine talks to Global Competition Review about the recent meeting between antitrust agency heads from the US, Canada and Mexico, which focused on policy issues and cooperation between the four authorities.
According the Antoine, collaboration can sometimes have unwelcome consequences. "Cooperation can be a good thing, but it may lead to a lowest common denominator approach. We often see that multiple reviews lead to a lack of efficiency. We can only hope that these trilateral discussions take into account the timing and commercial realities of cross border transactions."