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Joint initiatives

 

International competition network (ICN)

Principles and recommendations

External linkICN Guiding Principles for Merger Notifcation and Review
Adopted at 2002 Annual Conference

External linkICN Recommended Practices for Merger Notification and Review Procedures
Adopted at First Annual Conference, Naples, Italy (September 28-29, 2002). Revised and/or comments added: Second Annual Conference, Mérida, Mexico (June 23-25, 2003); Third Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea (April 21-22, 2004); Fourth Annual Conference, Bonn, Germany (June 5-8, 2005); Fifth Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (May 3-5, 2006)

External linkICN Recommended Practices for Merger Analysis
Adopted at Seventh Annual Conference, Kyoto, Japan (April 14-16, 2008). Revised Eighth Annual Conference, Zurich, Switzerland (June 3-5, 2009) and Ninth Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey (April 27-29,2010)

By year

2011

External linkICN Merger Working Group Comprehensive Assessment 2010-2011
Document added to ICN site on 11 October 2011. Produced for Tenth Annual Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, 18-20 May 2011

2009

External linkICN Information Requirements for Merger Notification (June 2009)
Prepared by the Notification & Procedures Supgroup and presented at the 8th Annual Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2009

2009

External linkICN, ‘Competition Law in Small Economies’ (prepared by Swiss Competition Commission and Israel Antitrust Authority as a Special Project for the 8th Annual Conference, 2009)

2007

External linkDefining Merger Transactions for Purposes of Merger Review (2007)
Presented at Sixth Annual Conference, Moscow, Russia (May-June 2007)

2005

External linkICN Implementation of the ICN Recommended Practices for Merger Notification (April 2005)

External linkICN Merger Notification Filing Fees (April 2005)
Developed by Merger Notification & Procedures subgroup - report (27 pages) discusses the various types of filing fee regimes.

External linkICN Merger Remedies Review Report (June 2005)
Developed by ICN Merger Working Group: Analytical Framework Subgroup for the fourth ICN annual conference, Bonn (59 pages)

2004

External linkICN Report on the Costs and Burdens of Multijurisdictional Merger Review (November 2004)
Prepared by Mergers Working Group: Notification and Procedures Subgroup (26 pages)

External linkICN Report on Merger Guidelines (April 2004)
This links to the overview chapter of the Project on Merger Guidelines prepared by the ICN Merger Working Group: Analytical Framework Subgroup for the third ICN annual conference in Seoul. Other chapters are: Market Definition, Unilateral effects, Coordinated Effects, Barriers to entry and expansion and Efficiencies.

2003

External linkICN Merger Investigative Techniques Compendium of Investigative Tools
Report setting out results from a 2002 questionnaire submitted to ICN members - second annual conference, Merida, Mexico (June 2003)

2002

External linkICN The Analytical Framework for Merger Control 2002
Discussion paper produced for First Annual Conference, Naples, Italy (28-29 September 2002)

Undated

External linkICN Framework for Merger Review Cooperation
Document undated, but uploaded to ICN site 12 June 2012

External linkICN Model Confidentiality Waiver (Mergers) (Discussion Paper)
Developed by Merger Notification & Procedures subgroup. Iillustrative agency waiver forms.

 

OECD

Recommendations

Competition Committee Reports

Roundtables

External linkOECD Competition Policy Roundtables

External linkOECD Policy Rountables: Market Definition (2012) DAF/COMP(2012)24 (11 October 2012)

External linkOECD Policy Rountables: Impact of Evaluation of Merger Decisions (June 2011) DAF/COMP(2011)24 (18 September 2012)

External linkOECD Policy Rountables: Economic Evidence in Merger Analysis DAF/COMP(2011)23 (27 July 2012)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Remedies in Merger Cases DAF/COMP(2011)13 (30 July 2012) (Rountable No 125)

External linkOECD Policy Rountables: Cross-Border Merger Control: Challenges for Developing and Emerging Economies DAF/COMP/GF(2011)13 (2011) (Rountable No 122)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Failing Firm Defence (DAF/COMP(2009)38) (2009) (Roundtable No 103)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: The Standard for Merger Review, with a Particular Emphasis on Country Experience with the change of Merger Review Standard from the Dominance Test to the SLC/SIEC Test (DAF/COMP(2009)21) (2009) (Roundtable No 102)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Competition Policy, Industrial Policy and National Champions (DAF/COMP/GF(2009)9) (2009) (Roundtable No 96)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Managing Complex Mergers (DAF/COMP(2007)44) (2007) (Roundtable No 83)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Dynamic Efficiencies in Merger Analysis (DAF/COMP(2007)41) (2007) (Roundtable No 77)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Vertical Mergers (DAF/COMP(2007)21) (2007) (Roundtable No 68)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Merger Remedies (DAF/COMP(2004)21) (2004) (Roundtable No 48)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Media Mergers (DAFFE/COMP(2003)16) (2003) (Roundtable No 44)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Substantive Criteria Used for the Assessment of Mergers (DAFFE/COMP(2003)5) (2003) (Roundtable No 42)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Merger Review in Emerging High Innovation Markets (DAFFE/COMP(2002)20) (2002) (Roundtable No 20)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Portfolio Effects in Conglomerate Mergers (DAFFE/COMP(2002)5) (2001) (Roundtable No 37)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Mergers in Financial Services (DAFFE/CLP(2000)17) (2000) (Roundtable No 29)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Airline Mergers and Alliances (DAFFE/CLP(2000)1) (2000) (Roundtable No 26)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Efficiency Claims in Mergers and Other Horizontal Arrangements (OCDE/GD(96)65) (1995) (Roundtable No 4)

External linkOECD Policy Roundtables: Failing Firm Defence (OCDE/GD(96)23) (1995) (Roundtable No 2)

Discussion and background papers and jurisdictional submissions on merger and cooperation matters

EU submissions | US submissions

EU submissions

External linkEU Submission, Remedies in Merger Cases
(to Working Party No. 3 on Co-operation and Enforcement, June 2011 (DAF/COMP/WP3/WD(2011)59))

External linkEU Submission, Impact evaluation of merger decisions
(to Competition Committee, June 2011 (DAF/COMP/WD(2011)59))

External linkEU Submission, Economic evidence in Merger analysis
(to Working Party No. 3 on Co-operation and Enforcement, February 2011 (DAF/COMP/WP3/WD(2011)26))

External linkEU Submission, Cross-border Merger Control: Challenges for developing and emerging economies
(to OECD Global Forum on Competition, February 2011 (DAF/COMP/GF/WD(2011)23))

External linkEU Submission, Roundtable on standard for merger review, with a particular emphasis on country experience with the change of merger review standard from the dominance test to the SLC/SIEC test
(to OECD Working Party No. 3 on Co-operation and Enforcement, June 2009 (DAF/COMP/WP3/WD(2009)11))

US submissions

External linkUS Submission, Discussion on International Co-operation
(to OECD Working Party No 3 on Co-operation and Enforcement, 12 June 2012 (DAF/COMP/WP3/WD(2012)24))

External linkUS Submission, Roundtable on Market Definition
(to OECD Competition Committee, June 2012 (DAF/COMP/WD(2012)27))

External linkUS Submission, Roundtable on Impact Evaluation of Merger Decisions
(to OECD Competition Committee, June 2011 (DAF/COMP/WD(2011)58))

External linkUS Submission, Rountable on Remedies in Merger Cases
(to OECD Working Party No 3 on Co-operation and Enforcement, June 2011)

External linkUS Submission, Roundtable on Cross-Border Merger Control: Challenges for Developing and Emerging Economies
(to Global Forum on Competition, February 2011)