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  • 8-June-2020

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    Line of business restrictions as a solution to competition concerns

    In June 2020, the OECD will hold a hearing on Competition and line of business restrictions, to look at how effective structural and behavioural restrictions such as non-discrimination have been, and to understand the case for such restrictive regulations in relation to self-preferencing by digital platforms.

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  • 3-June-2020

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    Duties and Responsibilities of Boards in Company Groups

    This publication provides an overview of the duties and responsibilities of boards in company groups across 45 jurisdictions. The introduction outlines the global landscape of company groups, their economic role and the principal challenges they present with respect to corporate governance polices. Part I develops a typology of legal and regulatory approaches that jurisdictions have taken to address these challenges. Part II highlights differences and commonalities across jurisdictions, especially as they relate to: how directors may take into account group interests; procedures for managing conflicts of interest; compensating losses incurred by a group company for the benefit of the group; transparency around group purposes and allocation of business opportunities; and allocation of responsibility for company policy and oversight between parent and subsidiary boards. Additional chapters offer case studies of recent and specific approaches to company group governance in Colombia, India, Israel and Korea.
  • 27-May-2020

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    OECD Blockchain Webinar Series

    27 May 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic presents new and pressing challenges across sectors, from the unprecedented policies required to slow infection and support the economy by governments, to the impacts on business operations right through the supply chain. Leading industry experts explored how governments and business are leveraging blockchain and other DLT in the current crisis.

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  • 26-May-2020

    English

    Competition policy responses to COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis is affecting competition in markets more than ever. This page groups responses that can help guide the actions of governments and competition authorities in today's challenging times.

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  • 26-May-2020

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    Co-operation between competitors in the time of COVID-19

    This note identifies some of the criteria that competition authorities may consider when assessing co-operation between competitors in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and presents solutions to some of the challenges raised by their analysis. Some potential issues are highlighted to prompt further discussion.

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  • 26-May-2020

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    Exploitative pricing in the time of COVID-19

    This note analyses the role of competition agencies facing high prices caused by the Covid-19 crisis. It discusses the circumstances under which competition enforcement may be justified, how to overcome the difficulties that competition authorities pursuing such a course are likely to face, and available regulatory alternatives to address high prices during a pandemic.

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  • 25-May-2020

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    Merger control in the time of COVID-19

    One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 crisis is the risk that many firms will find themselves in financial distress and forced to exit the market or merge. This note focuses on competition issues relating to merger control.

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  • 22-May-2020

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    OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: Webinar Series

    These webinars bring together experts from the public, private and civil society sectors to share knowledge and debate issues relating to anti-corruption and integrity. Sign up to attend forthcoming webinars or view past webinars.

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  • 19-May-2020

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    2020 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    19 May 2020: The 2020 Global Forum will be held virtually and in two parts. The first part on 19 May 2020 will focus on how governments and businesses can use an responsible business conduct approach to address the COVID-19 crisis and build more resilient supply chains.

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  • 15-May-2020

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    Acquisition- and ownership-related policies to safeguard essential security interests - Current and emerging trends, observed designs, and policy practice in 62 economies

    15/05/2020 - The present note is a preliminary summary of research carried out on acquisition- and ownership-related policies put in place to safeguard countries’ essential security interests.

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