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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.