The ICN Statement of Achievements was updated for the ICN annual conference last month. To see it, click here.
The Turkish Competition Authority hosted the ninth Annual Conference of the ICN from April 27-29, 2010. Five hundred delegates, representing more than 80 competition agencies, and over 100 NGAs from the legal, business, consumer, and academic communities, and international organizations attended the conference. Working groups and participants addressed the successes of the ICN from the [...]
In 2010 the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To mark this occasion UOKiK is organising a series of events and conferences promoting both competition and consumer protection. The culmination of the celebrations will be the Jubilee Conference on Current Issues in Competition Law, to be held on [...]
The UK Office of Fair Trading has published a report on ‘Drivers of Compliance and Non-compliance with Competition Law’, which presents findings from qualitative OFT research into what motivates businesses to comply with competition law and what businesses have found worked well in practice to achieve this. It also presents findings as to competition challenges [...]
The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) held an international conference on May 11th and 12th to address the challenges of implementing competition laws in developing countries. The CCP organized this conference in Lahore, Pakistan to share country practices in drafting, enforcing, and advocating for competition laws, as well as to create closer cooperation among participating [...]
This year, the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) celebrates its 20th anniversary. A recent press release describes its mission and objectives for 2010; click here.
The Advocacy Working Group has an ongoing work stream on market studies. Last year, the AWG produced a comparative report on the practice of market studies in 37 member jurisdictions, available here.
For this year’s annual conference, the AWG produced a “Market Studies Good Practice Handbook” and developed a “Market Studies Information Store.” The forthcoming information [...]
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice released for public comment a proposed revision of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines. See here. Public comments are being accepted until June 4, 2010.
The updated Guidelines outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of mergers and whether those [...]