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Updates: Romania

July 27th, 2011

  Earlier this month, new competition law amendments entered into force in Romania. Read more about them here.

Merger Monday

July 25th, 2011

  We interrupt today’s regularly scheduled Monopoly Monday blog posting to bring you recent merger developments.   Last week, the Bundeskartellamt published its “Draft Guidance on Substantive Merger Control” for public consultation.  The guidance document is a substantial overhaul of the previous document which was published in 2000 under the title “Principles of Interpretation of […]

Updates: UNCTAD

July 19th, 2011

  The eleventh session of UNCTAD’s intergovernmental group of experts on competition law and policy takes place this week, the program, documents and other information are available online.

Compliance – Turkey

July 13th, 2011

  The Turkish Competition Authority has prepared a “Competition Law Compliance Program” with the aim of guiding undertakings and associations of undertakings while they are preparing their own compliance programs and includes answers to possible questions about compliance programs.  Click for the “Competition Law Compliance Program”.  

Mergers – Europe

July 12th, 2011

  Presentations from the European Competition Authorities annual meeting, 5-6 July in Warsaw, are available. The topic was “Multijurisdictional mergers in Europe”.

  The Competition Commission of Singapore has produced a comic book (“manga”) portraying abuse of dominance. Read how the CCS officers “set things right” in the “City of Champions” where a dominant martial arts school no longer plays by the rules. . .   The CCS has also published guidelines on its abuse of dominance […]

Updates – Ireland

July 8th, 2011

  The Irish Competition Authority is now on Twitter. Follow TCA here.

  Following a public comment period, the The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have made changes to reduce the filing burden and streamline the form parties must file when seeking antitrust clearance of proposed mergers and acquisitions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and the Premerger Notification Rules.  The revisions are part of ongoing […]

  Presentations, papers and speeches are available from the speakers at the Irish Competition Authority’s 20th anniversary conference – The Role of Competition in Ireland’s Economic Recovery – held earlier this month.