Patrick Hubert to lead ICC’s work on merger control

          • Paris, 17 June 2013

          The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Hubert, Partner at Clifford Chance, as the new Chair of the ICC Task Force on Premerger Control Regimes.

          Mr Hubert, new Chair of the ICC Task Force on Premerger Control Regimes

          Before joining Clifford Chance in 2004, Mr Hubert had been General Counsel and Chief Investigator at the French Competition Authority, where he gained experience working with a competition regulator. Today, Mr Hubert heads the Antitrust Practice Group at the Paris office of Clifford Chance. He also held a number of positions in governmental and public bodies including Deputy Head of Staff (1995-1997) and Head of Staff (2002-2004) of two French ministers of justice, as well as Legal and Legislative Advisor of the President of Senegal (1992-1995).

          The Task Force led by Mr Hubert will identify countries whose merger control regimes are not compliant with the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Recommended Practices for Merger Control Notification and Review Procedures and persuade these countries to align their guidelines with the ICN standards.

          “I am honoured to chair the ICC Task Force on Premerger Control Regimes,” said Mr Hubert. “As the voice of international business, there is undoubtedly a role for ICC to play in the harmonization of merger control regimes.”

          “I am very pleased about Patrick’s appointment. I trust that he will help us advance the work of the ICC Commission on Competition in the field of merger control and raise ICC’s profile within the international antitrust community in this area,” said Competition Commission Chair Paul Lugard.

          The ICC Commission on Competition ensures that modern business needs and realities of global markets are taken into account in the formulation and implementation of competition laws and policies. Among other things, the commission contributes business expertise and experience to the work of the ICN in areas of competition policy implementation, unilateral conduct, cartels and mergers. In addition, the commission helps formulate the business perspective for international discussions on due process principles in competition law, provides input to proposals on EU competition law reforms in areas such as vertical restraints, horizontal agreements, enforcement by private parties, and leniency, as well as communicating international business views on competition policy developments in different regions.

          For more information visit the ICC Commission on Competition

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