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Price Maintenance: Canada

September 22nd, 2014

The Canadian Competition Bureau has released its final Enforcement Guidelines entitled Price Maintenance (Section 76 of the Competition Act). The guidelines describe the Bureau’s general approach to enforcing section 76 of the Competition Act, including with respect to common business practices, such as minimum resale pricing, manufacturer-suggested resale pricing and minimum advertised pricing. They replace previous guidelines […]

Update: Australia

September 21st, 2014

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims recently spoke on the value of strong competition policy as a driver for economic efficiency and performance.

Update: EU

September 19th, 2014

Joaquin Almunia, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy, recently gave a speech titled “Looking back at five years of competition enforcement in the EU.”

Leniency: The Netherlands

September 18th, 2014

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets recently made some changes to its leniency program related to the reduction of fines. Read about the changes here.

Update: South Africa

September 17th, 2014

Many of the presentations and articles from the South African Competition Commission’s recent Eighth Annual Conference on Competition Law, Economics & Policy are available here.

Retail Mergers: Canada

September 16th, 2014

The Canadian Competition Bureau has released a white paper which provides an analysis of the economics tools and techniques the Bureau uses when investigating retail mergers. The paper also discusses the techniques the Bureau uses to define the relevant product and geographic markets and addresses how the Bureau estimates the competitive effects that a particular […]

Update: UK

September 15th, 2014

UK CMA Chief Executive, Alex Chisholm recently gave a speech titled “CMA: how we intend to use market investigations to extend the frontiers of competition.”

  The mission of the ICN Curriculum Project [to be added] is to create a comprehensive curriculum of training materials to serve as a virtual university on competition law and practice for competition agency officials. Training modules, consisting of video lectures and accompanying materials from a diverse group of international academics and practitioners, provide an […]