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What are the benefits and drawbacks of structural versus behavioural remedies for mergers? To which type of merger should each category apply? Designing effective remedies to counterbalance the anti-competitive effects of certain mergers is a challenging task for Competition Authorities, particularly for mergers with cross-border impact.
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Which role do courts play in the private enforcement of competition law? How do legal systems and standards of review in competition cases vary across national jurisdictions? What are the recent developments at national level to ensure transparency and fairness of the action of Competition Authorities?
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How can Competition Authorities use economic evidence to effectively assess the potential anti-competitive effects of any given merger? How systematic should such an analysis be, and how reliable are its results? Are there lessons to be drawn from the various Best Practice Guidelines developed by a number of national jurisdictions?
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These comments were sent to the Slovenian authorities on 18 July concerning the SSH Act. They were prepared by the OECD Secretariat based on the relevant OECD committees’ position in the discussions prior to the accession of Slovenia to the Organisation.
This guidance addresses the unique due diligence challenges posed by gold, such as its intrinsic high-value and fungible nature, the non-linear structure of its supply chain, and its multiple downstream uses.
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OECD Recommendation on Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement
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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This document describes the role of the Codes, benchmarks for adherence, governance arrangements, and the procedures to follow to join the Codes.
Discussions at this focused on two areas of professionalisation of state-owned enterprises: boards of directors of and the organisation of the State's ownership function.
Competition is about increasing choice and efficiency to benefit consumers and make the economy more productive. This applies also to utilities which in many countries have been liberalised (such as electricity, water, railways and telecoms), are subject to regulation (banking and other financial services) or where the government plays an important role (healthcare, education and local public services).