The European Commission has published Best Practices on the disclosure of information in data rooms in proceedings under Articles 101 and 102 and under the EU Merger Regulation. The purpose of the Data Room Best Practices is to provide practical guidance on the use of data rooms to disclose business secrets and other confidential information obtained during antitrust and merger proceedings.  Click here.

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Riberebro alleging participation in the canned mushrooms cartel.  The Commission's investigation started with unannounced inspections in February 2012. In June 2014, the Commission adopted a settlement decision against three companies that admitted their involvement in the cartel – Bonduelle, Lutèce and Prochamp. The total fines imposed were €32 million. The investigation concerning Riberebro continued under the standard cartel procedure.  Click here.