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Mergers – India

September 30th, 2011

  The Competition Commission of India recently began reviewing mergers subject to notification requirements. The orders of the Commission on specific combinations are available online. Consultation with CCI prior to filing notice of a proposed combination is available.

Updates – Mauritius

September 29th, 2011

  The Competition Commission of Mauritius (CCM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the country’s Procurement Policy Office (PPO) last month – the fifth MoU signed by CCM with other government entities. The MoU intends to promote co-operation between the CCM and the PPO when dealing with cases of bid rigging, where they have […]

Updates – Singapore

September 28th, 2011

  The Competition Commission of Singapore has announced “another new exciting edition of the CCS Manga series” highlighting the CCS’ Leniency Programme – entitled “Freed!”. This is recommended reading from one of the most creative competition agencies when it comes to awareness.   Enjoy “Freed!” along with previous manga editions “Fixed!” (cartels) and “Foiled!” (monopolization) […]

Update – Portugal

September 27th, 2011

  Take a look – the Portuguese Autoridade da Concorrencia has a new-look website. See the homepage in Portuguese and English. Well done!

BRICS conference

September 23rd, 2011

  The second BRICS International Competition Conference is taking place in Beijing this week.  For more information, see here.  

Updates: Latin America

September 22nd, 2011

  The ninth meeting of the Latin American Competition Forum was held last week in Bogota, Colombia, hosted by the Superintendencia. Documents and presentations are available here.

Merger Control – Europe

September 15th, 2011

  European Commission Vice President Joaquín Alumnia spoke on the Policy Objectives of Merger Control at the recent Fordham Competition Conference in New York.

Merger Monday – Finland

September 11th, 2011

  The Finnish competition Authority recently made its second ever prohibition proposal to the Market Court to prohibit a merger in the asphalt mix market.  The Market Court shall issue its decision based on the prohibition proposal within three months.

  The Competition Bureau has released the results of its review of recent developments in certain self-regulated professions to remove unnecessary restrictions on competition. The assessment, entitled “Self-regulated Professions: Post-study Assessment”. The purpose of this Post-Study Assessment is to review and assess progress made in implementing the recommendations contained in the Bureau’s 2007 Professions Study […]

Trade Associations – Chile

September 9th, 2011

  After public consultations, the Chilean FNE has published the final version of its document “Trade Associations and Antitrust” (in Spanish). The document seeks to inform the business community and trade associations of the risks of certain joint or coordinated actions under the existing competition law. The paper covers topics such as the scope of […]