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Member updates – Bulgaria

November 15th, 2011

 
As part of its series this year to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition, on November 15th 2011 the CPC hosts a Jubilee Competition Day under the theme “Current Trends and Priorities of Competition Policy”. Congratulations to the CPC on 20 years!

Merger cooperation – Europe

November 15th, 2011

 
The EU’s national competition authorities and the European Commission have agreed a set of best practices on merger review. The best practices aim to foster cooperation and information sharing for mergers that do not qualify for review by the Commission but require clearance in several Member States.
 

  
On Tuesday, November 15, the ICN Merger Working Group will host a webinar featuring speakers from the EC and US who will discuss economic tools and techniques for  analyzing unilateral effects in differentiated product markets. The program will cover topics such as diversion ratios and upward pricing pressure, econometric studies, natural experiments, demand estimation and [...]

Update – Honduras

November 4th, 2011

 
In August, the Honduran CDPC organized the “Semana de la Libre Competencia en Honduras”. Presentations from the event are available

Update – Finland

November 1st, 2011

 
Finland’s new Competition Act becomes effective on 1 November 2011. The main amendments relate to merger control, penalties, the procedure adhered to in the review of competition issues and damages. The FCA has published guidelines (in Finnish) on the new Act for merger control, leniency procedure, penalties, and case prioritization.