The ICN is running a two part teleseminar program on remedies in February and March 2010. The first teleseminar, presented by the Merger Working Group on merger remedies, will take place on February 10 from 8am to 9.30am EST and will be presented by the UK Competition Commission and the UK Office of Fair Trading, together with the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority and the US Federal Trade Commission. This teleseminar will discuss the potential merits and pitfalls of merger remedies, and experience with design and implementation of remedies both from a general perspective and on the basis of two case studies that resulted in very different remedies imposed.
The second teleseminar, presented by the Unilateral Conduct Working Group on remedies in unilateral conduct cases, will take place on March 11 from 8 to 9.30 EST. Remedies in dominance cases run along a spectrum, from prohibitory remedies limited to stopping and preventing the recurrence of the unlawful conduct to remedies imposing affirmative obligations (such as access remedies), and up to structural remedies, which require a violator to divest certain assets or lines of business. This program will present two hypothetical violations and remedies and invite discussion by members about their experience with remedies and their relative advantages and drawbacks.