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.
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.
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.
Disruptive innovations are beginning to transform legal services and the manner in which they are delivered. Competition authorities can play a role in advocating for regulatory systems that reflect current market realities and ensure market access for pro-competitive disruptive innovations.
The Toolkit helps governments to eliminate barriers to competition by providing a method for identifying unnecessary restraints on market activities and developing alternative, less restrictive measures that still achieve government policy objectives.
Governments are increasingly assessing the effects of their policies and effectiveness of public institutions, and competition agencies are no exception. This factsheet was elaborated to help competition agencies advocate their work. It contains evidence on the links between competition and macro-economic outcomes.
International co-operation between competition authorities has been at the core of the OECD agenda for many years. On 16 September 2014 the OECD Council adopted the Recommendation on International Enforcement Co-operation in Competition Investigations and Proceedings. The Recommendation represents a cornerstone for the creation of an effective international co-operation system between competition enforcers.
This document is a guide prepared for competition authorities to help them assess the expected impact of their activities. It provides a simple and easily-applicable methodology for determining the likely benefits that consumers will derive from the agencies’ decisions as well as suggestions on how to present the results of the assessment to ensure that these are correctly interpreted.
On 17 July 2012, the OECD Council adopted a Recommendation on Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement, which together with the Guidelines, will help sensitise governments to assess their public procurement laws and practices at all levels in order to promote more effective procurement and reduce the risk of bid rigging in public tenders.
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The 2011 OECD Global Forum on Competition addressed the challenge of effective merger control of cross-border mergers for many developing and emerging economies. This proceedings includes a summary of the discussion, expert papers and over 30 national contributions.