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  The Canadian Competition Bureau has issued draft revised Merger Enforcement Guidelines for public comment.  Le Bureau de la concurrence sollicite les commentaires du public au sujet de la version révisée provisoire du document intitulé Fusions — Lignes directrices pour l’application de la loi.

  ‘Understanding competition law‘ is a short film which includes acted out footage of a dawn raid as well as interviews with competition law specialists explaining what competition law is, why it is important, and how businesses can implement the OFT’s suggested four-step process for competition law compliance. This film is viewable in separate chapters.

  Cost benchmarks often are used to determine whether an alleged predator is selling at a loss or sacrifice, and also may be considered to evaluate the legality of loyalty discounts and rebates.  There is no single cost measure used by all member agencies.  Indeed, agencies may use more than one measure depending on the […]

Updates: United States

June 23rd, 2011

  The Antitrust Division has revamped the international resources available on its public internet website with a new “International Program” page that includes updates on the Division’s international activities.   To receive update emails from the Department of Justice – including updates specific to Antitrust Division news and its international program – you may register here.

  Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently spoke about the costs to the Russian economy of substantial state ownership of businesses.  President Medvedev, according to articles argued that dominance in certain industries limits investment and harms competitiveness.  He called for a reduction in Russia’s government ownership stakes.    The ICN issued a report on state-created monopolies […]

  The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has updated its Merger Remedies Guide. The policy guide is a tool for Division staff to use in analyzing proposed remedies in its merger matters. It also provides transparency into the division’s approach to merger remedies for the business community, the antitrust bar and the […]

Emerging economies

June 17th, 2011

  The University of Amsterdam’s Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics recently hosted a conference on Competition Policy for Emerging Economies: When and How?. Conference papers and conference presentations are available online.

New Austrian Website

June 16th, 2011

The Austrian Competition Authority is now online with a new English Website.  Click here to visit this new site.

  As was announced at the recent ICN annual conference, the Polish competition authority – UOKiK – will host the 12th ICN Annual Conference in 2013.

  The Unilateral Conduct Working Group has developed an impressive body of work that provides guidance on defining market power and dominance:  Recommended Practices on Dominance/Substantial Market Power Analysis Pursuant to Unilateral Conduct Laws;  Report on the Objectives of Unilateral Conduct Laws, Assessment of Dominance / Substantial Market Power, and State-Created Monopolies; and  Workbook Chapter […]