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Merger Cooperation: EU

April 29th, 2011

  The European Commission has made public a set of draft best practices for cooperation on mergers among EU national competition authorities. The Commission is seeking the opinion of interested parties on the draft best practices with a view to publishing a final version in the autumn of 2011.

  John Fingleton, Chief Executive, Office of Fair Trading, gave a speech entitled ‘The importance of a competition agency providing guidance: the UK experience‘ at a recent Comisión Federal de Competencia event in Mexico.

  Last week Spain celebrated National Competition Days, with the theme Mercado Único y Competencia. Buena suerte para el CNC!

Resources – India

April 20th, 2011

  The Competition Commission of India posts presentations given by the CCI, and those given at CCI events, on its website, under Resources. The most recent posting, from last month, is entitled “New Merger Control Regime of India.”

T-Minus 1 Month!

April 19th, 2011

  The 10th ICN Annual Conference is now less than one month away. Member registration remains open and has been extended to April 27.  More updates and information continues to be posted on the conference website, including an April newsletter.

KFTC at 30

April 13th, 2011

  The Korea Fair Trade Commission recently held a commemoration ceremony marking its 30th anniversary. Congratulations to the KFTC! For details, see this press release from April 12.

  The International Chamber of Commerce will hold a roundtable on competition and innovation policy in The Hague on 21 May 2011. Intended to foster an open exchange among participants, the roundtable will focus on the role of competition policy in supporting innovation and economic growth and look into the implications which unilateral conduct could […]

Updates – EU

April 8th, 2011

  Read about Recent developments and future priorities in EU competition policy, a recent speech by Joaquín Almunia, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy.

  The UK Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading have published guidance on “Good practice in the design and presentation of consumer survey evidence in merger inquiries.”

  The U.S. agencies have issued updates on their recent accomplishments and activities: Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Update Spring 2011 and the Federal Trade Commission 2011 Annual Report.