Workshops & Teleseminars
Enforcement Cooperation in Unilateral Conduct matters. (November 2012) Click here for the slides from NGA and member presenters.
The Role of Intent in Unilateral Conduct Cases. For a recording of the program, click here.
Objectives of Unilateral Conduct Laws. Three objectives of unilateral conduct rules stand out as broadly accepted today – ensuring an effective competitive process, promoting consumer welfare and enhancing efficiency. How do these and other objectives influence the standards of intervention applied by competition authorities to distinguish pro-competitive from exclusionary conduct in various jurisdictions? How should the as efficient competitor test, the profit sacrifice test and other tests be applied in a way that furthers the objectives? Are there signs of convergence in the application of standards and tests? The webinar held March 2012 began to address these questions. Speakers include: Matthew Bennett (UK), Giulio Federico (EC), Donald Baker (US NGA) and Mats Bergman (Swedish NGA). To listen to the program click here.
Price-Cost Tests in Unilateral Conduct Cases. Cost benchmarks often are used to determine whether an alleged predator is selling at a loss or sacrifice, and also may be considered to evaluate the legality of loyalty discounts and rebates. There is no single cost measure used by all member agencies. Indeed, agencies may use more than one measure depending on the case. This teleseminar, held on July 19, 2011 and moderated by Simon Roberts (South Africa) presented an in-depth discussion of the use of price-cost tests and examined their role in recent pricing cases. Speakers include David Gilo (Israel), Martin Mandorff (Sweden), Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon), and Joe Angland (White & Case).
Price Discrimination. In March , 2011, the UCWG presented a teleseminar on Price Discrimination featuring opening remarks by Damien Geradin and two case studies presented by the South African Competition Commisssion and the Russian FAS. At the conclusion of the program there was a short presentation on the ECJ's recent ruling in TeliaSonera, which concluded that margin squeeze is an independent form of abuse of dominance.
Unilateral Conduct in the Pharma Industry. On November 2, 2010, the Working Group held a teleseminar on unilateral conduct in the pharmaceutical industry. To listen to a recording of the program, click here. To view the slide deck used during the teleseminar, click here.
"Excessive Pricing." In November 2009, the Working Group held a teleseminar on “Excessive Pricing.” Over 150 members and NGAs participated. To listen to a recording of the program, click here. To view the slide deck used during the teleseminar, click here.
Remedies. In March 2010, the Working Group held a teleseminar on Remedies in Unilateral Conduct Cases. Over 100 members and NGAs participated. To listen to a recording of the program, click here. To view opening remarks by Howard Shelanski, click here. To view the slide deck used during the teleseminar, click here.
December 2010 Unilateral Conduct Workshop
The UCWG held a workshop on December 2-3, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. Over 150 delegates from 53 jurisdictions attended the workshop. Participants discussed challenges involved in addressing anticompetitive unilateral conduct of dominant firms. A webcast of the plenary sessions is available. Click here for links to the webcast and workshop materials.
March 2009 Unilateral Conduct Workshop
Click on the links below to view a video recording or unedited transcript of the March 2009 Unilateral Conduct Workshop on Assessing Dominance/ Substantial Market Power and Evaluating Unilateral Conduct. .
Panel I: Assessing Dominance/Substantial Market Power
Panel II: Criteria used to Assess the Durability of Market Power
Conclusion of Day 1 Programming
Panel III: Assessing Anticompetitive Effects and Foreclosure
Panel IV: Predatory Pricing