FTC and DOJ Issue Updated Model Waiver of Confidentiality for International Civil Matters

On Sept. 25, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice issued an updated joint model waiver of confidentiality for individuals and companies to use in merger and non-merger matters involving concurrent review by the DOJ or FTC and non-U.S. competition authorities. By entering into a waiver, an individual or a company agrees to waive statutory confidentiality protections and allows more complete communication, cooperation and coordination among competition agencies investigating the matter. The model waiver form is available here, and the FTC’s and DOJ’s Frequently Asked Questions document is available here.