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The Stockholm City Court has ordered Telia Sonera to pay a fine of SEK 144 million (15 million euro) for margin squeeze in the Swedish broadband market ADSL, in a case brought by the Swedish Competition Authority. The verdict on 2 December 2011 follows the preliminary ruling on the case by the European Court of […]

Canada: Guidelines

March 23rd, 2012

The Canadian Competition Bureau has announced revised draft Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions for comments. The revised draft Guidelines are available on the Bureau’s Website. The Guidelines provide a concise overview of the Bureau’s enforcement approach to the abuse of dominance provisions.

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) has just published for consultation the draft regulations for the new Brazilian antitrust regime (see documents attached – Portuguese version only.) Comments can be submitted by April 19, 2012. Also attached is the Portuguese version of Consulta Pública noticia on March 19th. Minuta RGI Minuta Resolução Procedimento Sumário Minuta Resolução Aprovação de […]

The UK Government has announced a single Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to simplify and strengthen the competition regime, following a long public consultation process. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expected to be in place by April 2004 will bring the two existing UK competition authorities – the Competition Commission and competition functions of […]

The Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA) will hold its Seventh Conference on “State-Initiated Restraints of Competition” at Mackenzie University Sao Paulo on April 12-14, 2012. The conference will also be open to representatives of the ICN member agencies. Further accessed at the ASCOLA website at: http://www.ascola.org/meetings.html

Submissions (full papers or abstracts may be sent together with the author’s contact details to: ACLE@uva.nl. For more details on submitting papers, please read the ACLE’s notice. For more information on the conference, please visit the ACLE conference website.

Update – Europe

March 3rd, 2012

The European Competition Forum was held in Brussels on 2 February. Speeches, panel reports and video recordings are available online. The panels address competition policy and competitiveness, state aid control, and the European competition model.

Update – Norway

March 2nd, 2012

Always on the lookout for agency developments, ICNBlog particularly loves to explore new websites. Check out the Norwegian Konkurransetilsynet recently revised website – well done!

The Seventh International Conference on Competition and Regulation (CRESSE) will take place in Chania (Crete), Greece from July 6-8, 2012. The conference theme will be “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation.” The deadline for paper submissions is March 30, 2012. Full details can be found here as well as at the conference website.