Best Practices / Guidelines


  • 23-June-2017

    English

    Algorithms and collusion

    The combination of data with technologically advanced tools such as pricing algorithms and machine learning is increasingly changing the competitive landscape in the digital markets. In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable on the topic as a part of the wider work stream on competition in the digital economy, in order to discuss some of the challenges raised by algorithms. Access the documentation.

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  • 21-June-2017

    English

    Rethinking the use of traditional antitrust enforcement tools in multi-sided markets

    Are the traditional antitrust enforcement tools of a competition agency sufficient in the context of a multi-sided market? In June 2017, the OECD Competition Committee held a discussion in presence of several experts to explore the topic.

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  • 21-June-2017

    English

    Radical Innovation in the Electricity Sector

    19 June 2017: The OECD Competition Committee held a discussion on innovation in the electricity sector in order to investigate whether regulation is keeping pace with change, and, what the impact on the activities of competition agencies might be.

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  • 20-June-2017

    English

    Competition issues in aftermarkets

    In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable on aftermarkets in order to compare national approaches to a number of questions that can arise under competition law when aftermarkets are involved. Access the documentation.

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  • 14-June-2017

    English

    Digital Economy, Innovation and Competition

    The increasing prominence of the digital economy has been requiring competition authorities to devote more and more of their time to intellectual property-intensive and high technology industries. Digital Economy has became one of the OECD Competition Committee's areas of study for the next years to come.

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  • 29-November-2016

    English

    Price discrimination and competition

    Price discrimination is common in many different types of markets and it usually reflects the competitive behaviour that competition policy seeks to promote. However, that is not always the case. In November 2016, the OECD held a roundtable to discuss how jurisdictions in which exploitative or distortionary price discrimination is an offence should respond to these developments.

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  • 28-October-2016

    English

    Fidelity rebates and competition

    Firms can use fidelity rebates or loyalty discount schemes to offer better prices to buyers in exchange of their loyalty. Such schemes may sometimes prevent rivals from competing effectively. The OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable to discuss the topic in its June 2016 meeting. Access the documentation.

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  • 23-September-2016

    English

    Big data: Bringing competition policy to the digital era

    In November 2016, the OECD held a hearing discussion on Big Data to explore the implications on competition authorities' work and whether competition law is the appropriate tool for dealing with issues arising from the use Big Data. Access all documentation regarding the discussion.

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  • 30-June-2016

    English

    Jurisdictional nexus in merger control regimes

    In June 2016, the OECD held a roundtable session to provide an overview of the merger control thresholds and local nexus criteria currently in place in various countries, and discuss law changes since the adoption of the 2005 OECD Council Recommendation on Merger Review.

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  • 30-June-2016

    English

    Commitment Decisions in Antitrust Cases

    Over the last decade, an increasing number of competition authorities have obtained powers to adopt commitment decisions in antitrust cases. In June 2016, the OECD Competition Committee will hold a roundtable to discuss agencies’ experiences and explore arguments in favour of and against the use of commitment decisions, judicial review of commitment decisions, and the relationship between commitment decisions and damages actions.

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