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Afghanistan recently commemorated World Competition Day by at the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in Kabul. The activities to mark the day took place at the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in Kabul. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Minister responsible for Administration in the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Dr. Sadrudin Sahar deplored the […]

Asian Competition Law Conference

December 18th, 2012

Presentations from the 8th Annual Asian Competition Law Conference 2012, held last week in Hong Kong, are available online.

On 20 September 2012 the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) made an interim order prohibiting Sweden’s elite ice hockey league from boycotting players from North America’s National Hockey League (NHL). The interim order applies pending the SCA’s investigation of the conduct.  **************************************************************************************** The 2012/2013 NHL season, which was due to start on 11 October 2012, is […]

  Through the ICN’s Advocacy and Implementation Network Support Program (AISUP), ICN members can seek advice about specific ICN work products or receive assistance on how ICN recommendations and other guidance documents can be implemented within their jurisdictions. A flyer about AISUP is available here. For more information including the participation form, see here or […]

2012 ICN Advocacy Workshop

December 12th, 2012

  The ICN 2012 Advocacy Workshop, hosted by the Autorité de la concurrence in Paris on October 26-27, was a huge success. The workshop gathered more than 120 participants from 50 different jurisdictions.   For those unable to attend, the workshop addressed substantial policy issues – most notably regarding advocacy to government – with a […]

The European Competition Network (ECN) Working Group on Cooperation Issues and Due Process recently published reports on Decision-Making Powers and Investigative Powers. The Reports provide an overview of the different systems and procedures for antitrust investigations within the ECN.

Chile: Merger Guidelines

December 10th, 2012

The Chilean FNE recently released the final version of its Guide for the Analysis of Merger Transactions. (Spanish version) The guide was revised after consideration of public comments and is an internal regulation for the FNE, neither binding for the Competition Tribunal nor for the Supreme Court.

Wouter Wills, Hearing Officer for Competition Proceedings at the European Commission” has recently written a paper that has been published to the Social Science Research Network’s on-line website. The paper will be published in April 2013 in the first issue of the new Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.

  CUTS is running a campaign to observe the World Competition Day on 5th December since 2010. The 5th December is the day when UN Conference on Restrictive Business Practices approved the UN Set (Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (UN Set). For more on World […]