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  Presentations and information from Chile’s 2010 Competition Day, held on November 4, are available here.  The panels addressed the competition assessment of regulations and competition in small economies.

Czech Conference Materials

December 30th, 2010

  In November, the Office for the Protection of Competition of the Czech Republic hosted its St. Martin Conference focusing on recent trends and developments in competition law and policy. Speaker presentations on topics including due process and economics are available here.

  A Competition Day on ‘Private Enforcement’ was organised in October under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union. Representatives of consumers and industry, judges, the European Commission and competition practitioners exchanged views on the compensation of damages for breach of competition rules in the European Union. The presentations are available here.

  “The Pros and Cons of Standard Setting” was the theme of the Swedish Competition Authority’s international seminar in Stockholm on 12 November 2010. Ten invited speakers gave presentations on the topic. The presentations are available here. A report of the same name collects the five papers from the seminar and is available here.

OFT’s Annual Plan

December 24th, 2010

  The Office of Fair Trading is seeking views on its priorities for 2011-12. The consultation document on its Annual Plan 2011-12 is available here.

UNCTAD Conference Papers

December 23rd, 2010

  Papers and presentations from the recent UNCTAD conference on competition policy can be found here.

Cartel Survey in Australia

December 22nd, 2010

  The Cartel Project team from the University of Melbourne has released its initial report on a survey of the Australian public relating to the government’s recent decision to criminalise cartel conduct. Associate Professor Caron Beaton-Wells presented the survey at the 2010 ICN Cartel Workshop and during the ongoing Cartel Working Group’s call series on […]

New ECN Brief & Special Issue

December 21st, 2010

  The fifth issue of the ECN Brief was published on December 16, and is available here. In addition, a Special Issue of the ECN Brief entitled “A Look Inside the ECN: Its Members and Its Work” also is now available.

  The UK OFT is consulting on two guidance documents that aim to help businesses and company directors comply with competition law. Responses to the consultations are due by 21 January 2011. How Your Business Can Achieve Compliance sets out the OFT’s recommended risk-based, four-step process for creating a culture of compliance within a business. […]

  The European Commission has revised its rules for the assessment of co-operation agreements between competitors, so called horizontal co-operation agreements. The texts update and further clarify the application of competition rules in this area so that companies can better assess whether their co-operation agreements are in line with those rules. Modifications concern mainly the […]