Unilateral Conduct


The ICN Unilateral Conduct Working Group (UCWG) was established in May 2006, at the fifth annual ICN conference. Its primary objectives are to examine the challenges involved in analyzing unilateral conduct of dominant firms and firms with substantial market power, facilitate greater understanding of the issues involved in analyzing unilateral conduct, and to promote greater convergence and sound enforcement of laws governing unilateral conduct.

Current Work

The group continues to develop a “workbook” on the analysis of unilateral conduct.  The workbook is based on the Group’s conduct work, recommended practices on dominance, and reports on the objectives of unilateral conduct laws, assessment of dominance, and state-created monopolies. To date, the Working Group developed an outline of topics to be addressed and drafted chapters on the Objectives of Unilateral Conduct Laws, the Assessment of Dominance/Substantial Market Power, Predatory Pricing Analysis and Exclusive Dealing/Single Branding. This year the group is developing a chapter on Tying. Developing additional workbook chapters -- on forms of conduct as well as remedies -- will remain a key focus of the group moving forward.

The group holds monthly member & NGA conference calls, on which members present recent case studies from their jurisdictions.

The group is also contributing to the planning of UCWG sessions for the 2015 annual conference.

Upcoming Events

The UCWG will host its next teleseminar in February. Further details about the event will be circulated in due course

Contact Information

The Co-chairs of the Unilateral Conduct Working Group are the Swedish Competition Authority, the Turkish Competition Authority, and the United Kingdom Competition & Markets Authority.

For more information about the Unilateral Conduct Working Group, please contact:


Ms. Karin Lunning

Director, International Affairs

Swedish Competition Authority

Telephone: 46 8 700 1642


Mr. Graeme Jarvie

Case Officer

Swedish Competition Authority

Telephone: 46 8 700 1534




International Affairs

Turkish Competition Authority

Tel: 090 312 291 41 13



Competition Expert

Turkish Competition Authority

Tel: 090 312 291 44 79


Mr. Alex Rutt     

Economic Adviser 

United Kingdom Competition & Markets Authority

+44 20 3738 6640


Mr. Stijn Huijts   

Legal Adviser/Team Leader

United Kingdom Competition & Markets Authority

+ 44 20 3738 6180