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  Member registration for the ICN Merger Workshop in Rome, 3-4 November, is requested by next Friday, October 8.  Information about the workshop is available here.  If you have any questions, please contact the host Italian Competition Authority.

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September 26th, 2010

You can now follow the OFT on Twitter.

  The New Zealand Commerce Commission recently released guidelines to help trade associations understand their obligations under the Commerce Act.  The guidelines explain how the Commerce Act applies to trade associations and their individual members.  The guidelines also include practical steps that associations and members can take to reduce the risks of breaching the Commerce Act.   More information […]

  The Competition Bureau (Canada) recently announced that it will host a series of roundtables to discuss the merits of revising the Bureau’s Merger Enforcement Guidelines.  The purpose of the roundtables will be to assess whether the guidelines accurately reflect the Bureau’s current merger review practices, as well as other legal and economic developments, including […]

  The Competition Commission of Mauritius was established by the Competition Act 2007.  It became fully operational in 2009 and has so far launched seven investigations of restrictive practices under the Act.  They are now seeking a new Executive Director to lead the 20-strong team from early 2011.  The Executive Director is empowered by law […]

ICN History

September 20th, 2010

  As a virtual network, it may be a bit odd to think in terms of ICN history.  Next year, the ICN will celebrate its 10th anniversary.  Today’s blog takes a look back at a time – September/October 2000 – when the case for an international network was being discussed.  Ten years ago, in September […]

  The registration deadline for the Cartel Workshop, October 5-7 in Yokohama, Japan is available through today, September 17th. Register here. Registration for the Merger Workshop, November 3-4 in Rome, Italy, is available here.

  The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and Competition Commission (CC) have today for the first time published joint Merger Assessment Guidelines (pdf 710kb).  The guidelines are designed to assist companies and their advisers by providing greater clarity on how the competitive impact of mergers is assessed. <HR>

  A competition law and policy conference – Global Competition Law Conference: Implementing Competition Law and Policy, Global Perspectives – will take place in New Delhi, India on 18 & 19 November 2010. Click here for more information.

  Please do send in your responses to the Advocacy Working Group’s questionnaire on the Draft Market Studies Good Practice Handbook if you haven’t already done so. The AWG welcomes your feedback and there will be a teleconference in December to discuss the results. Also your answers will feed in to the work to finalize […]