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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Monday, April 9, 2007

International Competition Network in Action

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The International Competition Network (ICN) has, in my estimation, been the most important and effective international antitrust institution for norm creation and implementation since its creation in 2001.  Two ICN events are coming up in the near term that are worth noting. 

As posted on the ICN website, "The Irish Competition Authority and the UK Office of Fair Trading will be hosting an ICN Mergers Workshop on Substantive Issues in Merger Review to be held on April 12th-13th, 2007, in Dublin, Ireland. The Workshop is aimed at case handlers of competition authorities and it is intended to promote the outputs delivered by the ICN Merger Investigation and Analysis Subgroup over the last two years."

The ICN annual meeting conference website is now up, here.  The meeting will be in Moscow.  As documents become final, they will be posted on the conference website.  The conference agenda is exciting and is available here.  I have been involved with the inputs of a number of subgroups and think that this conference and materials will be excellent.  As noted earlier, due to the upcoming birth of our second child, my wife has forbidden my travel in May and June so I will not attend the conference.  We will try to get someone to report from the conference for the blog.

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