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The failing firm defence (FFD) has arisen infrequently in merger cases but is expected to be used more frequently in the current economic climate. The FFD exists in most OECD jurisdictions and exempts an otherwise anticompetitive merger from challenge under the competition laws if the target company is in such poor financial condition that its only other option would be to exit the relevant market. This proceedings includes elements
The journal is a unique resource for competition experts. It provides insight into the thinking of competition law enforcers while focusing on the pratical application of competition law and policy.
This report reviews Brazil's competition policy system and highlights what more could be done to implement the structural changes envisaged in the proposed revisions to Brazil’s competition law.
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This review assesses how the country deals with competition and regulatory issues, from the soundness of its competition law to the structure and effectiveness of its competition institutions.
Document list for Competition Assessment
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Presentation on Competition in the domestic airline sector in Mexico by Agustin J. Ros.
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The Competition Committee continued a discussion on innovation that began in 2006. The delegates briefly resumed their deliberation of the ways in which competition and patents can influence innovative activity. Then they explored the uncertainty created by pending patents and how it can be used for strategic purposes, some of which may be harmful to competition and innovation. These latter include tactics such as ambushing standard
The OECD Council has adopted a number of non-binding Recommendations on competition law and policy. In addition, the Competition Committee has adopted Best Practices. These Recommendations and Best Practices are often catalysts for major change by governments.
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This paper evaluates competition conditions in the domestic airline industry in Mexico, identifies impediments to competition that can be addressed by policymakers and presents recommendations. We find that the liberalization policies adopted in the mid 2000s has greatly benefited consumers. We do find, however, that policymakers can do more to improve competition in the sector. We find that saturation conditions at the Mexico City
Taking place in Paris on 18-19 February 2010, the 9th OECD Global Forum on Competition will focus on state aids and subsidies and collusion and corruption in public procurement. Participants will also discuss a peer review of Brazil's competition law and policy.