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Update: Slovak Republic

July 21st, 2014

The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (AMO) describes recent amendments to the Slovak competition law, including impacts on merger notification, settlements, and its leniency program.

Update: Spain and Portugal

July 18th, 2014

The Spanish National Authority for Competition and Markets and the Portuguese Competition Authority held their seventh annual bilateral meeting earlier this month at the Iberian Competition Forum. Agency officials discussed case coordination, the role of chief economists, priorities and recent changes for each agency, and a staff exchange program.  In particular, the agencies will continue to coordinate their actions in the fight against cartels.

You can read more about the meeting on each agency’s website:

http://www.cnmc.es/es-es/Competencia/novedadesCompetencia/novedadesCompetenciadetalle.aspx?id=9955

http://www.concorrencia.pt/vPT/Noticias_Eventos/Comunicados/Paginas/Comunicado_AdC_201409.aspx

Update: Hungary

July 11th, 2014

The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) describes recent substantive and procedural amendments to the Hungarian competition law, including impacts on merger procedures and its leniency program.

Update: Malaysia

July 10th, 2014

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) recently launched a new handbook explaining what is bid rigging and ways to detect it. Read “Help Us Detect Bid Rigging” here.

Update: Greece

July 9th, 2014

The Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) recently adopted a decision that defines the terms and the procedure for the acceptance of commitments offered by undertakings, focusing on accelerating the procedure and making it more efficient. The HCC’s decision is described here.

 

Presentation materials from the joint public workshop held by the US Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Conditional Pricing Practices are available here (look under Event Details/Event Speakers for speaker bios and 17 sets of presentation slides).  Archived webcast videos of panel discussions are available here.

Update: Netherlands

July 8th, 2014

Celebrating its first anniversary, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) recently organized an international conference on ‘Innovation in Oversight, Oversight and Innovation.’ Attendees included representatives from the corporate sector, government, academia and other regulators from around the world. Read – and watch – more about it here.

Update: Mauritius

July 7th, 2014

The Competition Commission of Mauritius recently launched a competition advocacy program with the objective of deepening its engagement with local authorities, tailored to suit the work undertaken by municipal, district and village councils. Read more about the program here.

Update: Singapore

July 3rd, 2014

The Competition Commission of Singapore recently conducted its biennial stakeholder perception survey to understand the perception of stakeholders on the relevance and quality of its work. Here’s a glimpse of what that looks like.

Update: Poland

July 1st, 2014

The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) describes recent amendments to its competition law, including impacts on its leniency program and M&A notifications.