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EU Offers New Info On Getting Access To Antitrust Files

Law360 (December 13, 2018, 2:38 PM EST) -- The European Commission has released two guidances intended to make it easier for companies involved in antitrust proceedings to wade through the process of redacting sensitive documents, suggesting the use of “confidentiality rings” for sharing such information.

Confidentiality rings are negotiated disclosure agreements that allow a specific group of individuals access to confidential filings held by the court, and can be a good alternative to redacting documents, the commission said in the guidance released Wednesday.

“Through confidentiality rings, DG Competition can safeguard the rights of defense while respecting the legitimate interests in confidentiality of the information providers. In addition, confidentiality rings...

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