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  Dear ICN Community,   It is my pleasure to wish all of you a very happy new year, and send my best wishes for 2013. With three months to go until our next annual conference, which will be held in Warsaw on April 23-26, 2013, I thought an update on current project and initiatives […]

  The Unilateral Conduct co-chairs invite members and NGAs to reflect on the ideas of convergence and enhanced participation in the UCWG highlighted in two articles on the UCWG, published in the Competition Policy International ICN column. The first article, Climbing Mount Everest with the ICN Unilateral Conduct Working Group, describes the steps that the […]

Ali Nikpay, Senior Director of Cartels and Criminal Enforcement at the UK Office of Fair Trading recently gave a speech, “UK Cartel Enforcement –Past, Present, Future” to the Law Society Antitrust Section. The speech highlights the most important developments in the field during the past three years and focuses on proposed changes to criminal cartel […]

New Commissioners for KPPU

January 25th, 2013

After being decided by the Plenary Meeting of Parliament on December 11, 2012, the candidacies are officially announced as the Commissioner of Indonesian competition commission, KPPU, for the period of 2012 to 2017. It was later acknowledged by H.E. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono through a Decree No. 112/P Year 2012 dated on December 27, 2012. […]

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) will be featured on 2 episodes of Money Mind (9.30pm) on 27 Jan and 3 Feb. Each episode highlights CCS’s role and scope of work as the national competition authority as well as provide insights on the three prohibitions drawing from past cases as well as expert interviews with […]

Application for nominations of the best antitrust articles for the 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards are now being accepted through 31 January. The Steering Committees of the Antitrust Writing Awards, composed of leading enforcers, academics and counsels, will nominate the articles. To apply for nomination, please send an email to contact@concurrences.com with a link to the […]

COMESA Competition Commission

January 17th, 2013

After more than eight years of waiting, firms doing business in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region will finally and for the first time have their competition issues dealt with at a regional level. COMESA has announced the date of commencement of its Competition Regulations (which were adopted in December 2004) […]

  Last week ACCC Chairman Rod Sims presented on delivering prosperity through broad based microeconomic and competition reform at the 2013 Foro Mexico, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the OECD, and UNCTAD. Chairman Sims offers a concise and comprehensive account of the amazing success of Australia’s National Competition Policy reform program. […]

Today the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Celebrates its 15th anniversary. The American Antitrust Institute is an independent Washington-based non-profit education, research, and advocacy organization. AAI’s mission is to increase the role of competition, assure that competition works in the interests of consumers, and challenge abuses of concentrated economic power in the American and world economy. […]

The 20th St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF will be held on April 4th and 5th 2013. Once more, it will feature a thrilling selection of hot topics in current competition law issues and some of the most distinguished speakers in the field, including Joaquín Almunia (Vice-President of the EU Commission and Commissioner for Competition), Andreas […]