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Melbourne Law School is launching a premium fully online postgraduate program in global competition and consumer law in October this year. The program covers every major aspect of policy, law and economics in this challenging interdisciplinary field, from government, practitioner, business and enforcement perspectives.  You can find out more about the program on its website.

Did you know that the ICN’s Merger Working Group produced a report on WAIVERS OF CONFIDENTIALITY IN MERGER INVESTIGATIONS, complete with a model waiver? Check it out.

Did you know that the ICN produced a report on Lessons to be Learnt from the Experiences of Young Competition Agencies?

Update: Sweden

December 15th, 2015

Did you miss the Swedish Competition Authority’s recent report on Sport and Competition Law?

The author of the report, Docent Johan Lindholm at the Department of Law at Umeå University, emphasises among other things that the operators who carry on commercial activities should carefully consider whether the model that they use complies with the demands that arise from the provisions governing competition. The report offers an insight into operators and exploitation models, with the focus on that part of the commercial exploitation that is called “sports marketing”. The author also offers 12 concrete recommendations that different operators or stakeholders should observe.

The materials from the splendid 2015 ICN Unilateral Conduct Workshop in Istanbul are available here. Thank you to the hosts at the Turkish Competition Authority!

You can reach all the materials through http://icn2015ucw.rekabet.gov.tr/index.php/materials

Disruptive Competition

November 15th, 2015

Views on disruptive competition in antitrust analysis from the US FTC’s Competition Matters Blog.

The presentations made during the IV Lisbon Conference on Competition

Law and Economics are now available here.

The Winners of the 2014 Competition Advocacy Contest, jointly organised by ICN and the World Bank Grou,p will share some key-element of their successful advocacy stories and encourage a discussion on the best use of advocacy tools.

The Teleseminar will be moderated by Ms Mariana Tavares de Araujo, Brazilian NGA and former Head of the government agency in charge of antitrust enforcement and consumer protection policy. Mariana was a member of the Evaluation Panel of the 2014 Contest.

We welcome your participation!

When: Thursday 19 November, 2 pm (Rome and Stockholm time), 7 am (Mexico City time)
Dial-in info: To be circulated later

The International Competition Network and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Competition Advocacy Contest, which follows the successful experience of the first joint edition in 2014.

The general topic of the Contest is “How to Build a Culture of Competition for Private Sector Development and Economic Growth”.

We are looking for successful advocacy stories that fall under one of the following four categories:

1) “Competition Advocacy in fast growing and innovative markets”

2) “Advocating competition in key domestic markets to maximize the benefits of trade”

3) “Embedding competition principles in public and industrial policies through advocacy”

4) “Catalyzing competition reforms through citizen and civil society engagement”

The deadline for submissions is 14 December 2015. For more information and to apply please click here.

ICN is 14!

October 25th, 2015

The International Competition Network was founded on October 25, 2001. From an initial 15 members, the ICN has grown to include over 130 competition agency members!

Happy 14th anniversary to the ICN!