See the Program Agenda for the upcoming Agency Effectiveness Workshop here: PROGRAM AGENDA
The ICN Agency Effectiveness Working Group will hold an interactive workshop designed for agency heads and top-level management. The workshop will address the key elements of a well-functioning competition agency and provide competition agencies with ideas, tools, procedures and best practices that can help them enhance their effectiveness. Sessions will cover strategic planning and priority setting, developing project delivery techniques and knowledge management systems, and agency evaluation, among others.
This module explores the development and content of competition policy systems. The presentation provides an overview of the history of competition law and describes the purposes, goals, and key elements of competition laws.
Melbourne Law School is launching a premium fully online postgraduate program in global competition and consumer law in October this year. The program covers every major aspect of policy, law and economics in this challenging interdisciplinary field, from government, practitioner, business and enforcement perspectives. You can find out more about the program on its website.
Did you know that the ICN’s Merger Working Group produced a report on WAIVERS OF CONFIDENTIALITY IN MERGER INVESTIGATIONS, complete with a model waiver? Check it out.
Did you know that the ICN produced a report on Lessons to be Learnt from the Experiences of Young Competition Agencies?
Did you miss the Swedish Competition Authority’s recent report on Sport and Competition Law?
The author of the report, Docent Johan Lindholm at the Department of Law at Umeå University, emphasises among other things that the operators who carry on commercial activities should carefully consider whether the model that they use complies with the demands that arise from the provisions governing competition. The report offers an insight into operators and exploitation models, with the focus on that part of the commercial exploitation that is called “sports marketing”. The author also offers 12 concrete recommendations that different operators or stakeholders should observe.
The materials from the splendid 2015 ICN Unilateral Conduct Workshop in Istanbul are available here. Thank you to the hosts at the Turkish Competition Authority!
You can reach all the materials through http://icn2015ucw.rekabet.gov.tr/index.php/materials
Views on disruptive competition in antitrust analysis from the US FTC’s Competition Matters Blog.
The presentations made during the IV Lisbon Conference on Competition
Law and Economics are now available here.