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Merger Monday – Hungary

October 31st, 2011

Merger notification form – Hungary   The Hungarian Competition Authority has initiated a public consultation on the draft of the Hungarian merger notification form and on the draft of the informal meetings related to the merger review.

ICN 10 for 10

October 30th, 2011

  Answer to Yesterday’s Question:  See The ICN’s Vision for its Second Decade. How many did you get right?  Let us know.   We’d appreciate hearing from you.

10 for 10 – #10

October 29th, 2011

 What does the ICN plan for its next 10 years? Member agencies: contact a working group chair.  Non-member agencies: considering joining.  NGAs or prospective NGAs, contact the NGA liaison or your jurisdiction’s member agency.

10 for 10 – #9

October 28th, 2011

  How can you get more involved in the ICN? Answer to Yesterday’s Question:  Over 100! ICN work has taken the form of recommended practices, good practices, handbooks, manuals, comparative reports and web-based resources. A sampling of the topics covered include awareness & outreach, business outreach, cartel settlements, defining merger transactions, exclusive dealing, fines, gathering […]

  Recently, with the enactment of a new law, the Competition Authority of Kenya was created, replacing the Monopolies and Prices Commission. See the new website and read about A New Dawn for Competition Regulation in Kenya. The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) is one of the ICN’s newest members. Check out their new website, that […]

  The UK OFT is consulting on two revised guidance documents, setting out proposals to update its approach to financial penalties and to awarding leniency in competition cases. Final versions of both guidance documents will be produced in Spring 2012.

  On October 28, Chile’s Fiscalia Nacional Economica celebrates its 2011 Día de la Competencia. Felicitaciones!

Member Update – ACCC

October 27th, 2011

  Rod Sims was appointed Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in August 2011 for a five year term.  Rod has extensive business and public sector experience.  Immediately prior to his appointment to the ACCC, he was the Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales, Commissioner on […]

10 for 10 – #8

October 27th, 2011

  How many work products has the ICN produced? Answer to Yesterday’s Question:  All of them! The ICN’s mission is “to advocate the adoption of superior standards and procedures in competition enforcement and policy around the world, formulate proposals for procedural and substantive convergence, and seek to facilitate effective international cooperation to the benefit of […]

  Last month, the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness/el Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO), with the support of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (CFC) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), presented a study on ‘the best and the worst in the promotion of competition in government procurement’/‘ los mejores y los peores […]