Best Practices / Guidelines


  • 6-December-2017

    English

    Extraterritorial reach of competition remedies

    How do authorities deal with the extraterritorial reach of the remedies they apply to a given conduct? What if different remedies are imposed in different jurisdictions? These and other questions have been discussed at the OECD during a roundtable on the extraterritorial reach of remedies in December 2017.

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  • 24-November-2017

    English

    Safe harbours and legal presumptions in competition law

    In competition law there are rules for finding that a certain behaviour is presumed to be anticompetitive –so-called presumptions of illegality – and for finding that conduct is lawful – so-called safe harbours. In December 2017, the OECD held a discussion to explore safe harbours and presumptions of illegality in competition law.

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  • 24-November-2017

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    Co-operation between Competition Agencies and Regulators in the Financial Sector: 10 years on from the Financial Crisis

    In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, an international consensus emerged that financial institutions should be regulated more strongly to improve their resilience. In December 2017, the OECD held a roundtable discussion on co-operation between competition agencies and regulators in the financial sector with a focus on the 10 years since the last financial crisis.

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  • 20-October-2017

    English

    Market study methodologies for competition authorities

    Market studies are a valuable instrument used by many competition authorities to enhance their understanding of markets and potential competition issues. In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable to identify common techniques and good practices in selecting and applying market study methodologies. Access the documentation.

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  • 16-August-2017

    English

    Competition in public markets

    The 2017 Global Forum on Competition held a special session on choice, competition and enforcement of competition law in public markets. This page contains information and documentation about the session.

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  • 16-August-2017

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    Judicial perspectives on competition law

    The 2017 Global Forum on Competition held a roundtable discussion to address various dimensions of the judicial adjudication of competition law, across different legal systems traditions. This page contains all documentation related to the discussion.

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  • 14-August-2017

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    Are competition and democracy symbiotic?

    The 2017 Global Forum on Competition explored to what extent competition is a sufficient or a necessary condition for democracy to thrive, particularly when considering countries transitioning to democratic systems of government. See more about this discussion held at the 2017 Global Forum on Competition.

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  • 21-July-2017

    English

    Best Practice Roundtables on Competition Policy

    Each year, the Competition Committee holds several Best Practice Roundtables. This list contains links to the proceedings from these roundtables from 1995 to the present date.

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  • 21-July-2017

    English

    Common ownership by institutional investors and its impact on competition

    The simultaneous ownership of shares in competing firms by institutional investors (“common ownership”) has been investigated in several academic studies for its potential impact on competitive conditions. In December 2017, the OECD held a discussion to explore whether there are verifiable theories of harm in connection with common ownership, and whether new approaches are needed to address them.

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  • 18-July-2017

    English

    Agency decision-making in merger cases: Prohibition and conditional clearances

    When analysing mergers, competition agencies often consider the trade-off between prohibiting the transaction and granting a conditional clearance.In November 2016, the OECD held a roundtable to explore different competition authorities’ approaches and methods.

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