Commission on Competition 2018-02-12T16:45:37+00:00

ICC Commission on Competition

Ensures that modern business needs and markets are taken into account in the formulation and implementation of competition laws and policies.

With over 300+ members from 40 countries, the commission provides for a global forum including legal advisors from industrial and commercial enterprises and lawyers in private practice with business expertise and experience in areas of competition policy implementation, unilateral conduct, cartels and mergers.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

  • Continue the roll-out of the version of the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit for small- and medium-sized enterprises and further engage with the International Competition Network (ICN), the European Commission Directorate for Competition, and other competition agencies, through open dialogue and thought leadership, on the importance of compliance programmes as a tool for competition law enforcement..the cartel area, in particular with regards to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
  • Organise the ICC-ICN roundtables at the ICN Annual Conferences in Portugal in 2017 and in 2018 (location to be determined), and enhance ICC’s participation in ICN key initiatives, thereby further establishing ICC’s role as the main business interlocutor of the ICN.
  • Publish an advocacy guide to help further promote the ICC recommendations on best practice for the creation and reform of specific merger control regimes, and pursue a dialogue with selected competition authorities and governments.
  • Organise a seminar for judges and other stakeholders to exchange views on legal review and best practice in due process.
  • Promote the ICC Proposal to the ICN for a One-Stop-Shop for Leniency Markers by engaging with ICN and intergovernmental organisations and develop the second edition of the ICC Leniency Manual.
  • Finalise the working paper on the use of arbitration and mediation in antitrust follow-on actions.

The commission contributes business expertise and experience to the work of the International Competition Network (ICN). In addition, it contributes the business perspective to international discussions on due process principles in competition law.

The commission provides input to proposals on EU competition law reform in areas such as vertical restraints, horizontal agreements and enforcement by private parties and also gives international business views on competition policy developments in different regions.

The commission meets three times each year in plenary, but carries out work constantly throughout the year in issue-specific task forces.

The following events take place during the year:

  • ICC/ICN Roundtable on Competition Policy, held in conjunction with the ICN annual conference
  • June meeting, held in conjunction with the BIAC/OECD meetings in Paris
  • September meeting, held in conjunction with the Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium in Washington DC or the Fordham Conference in New York
  • December meeting, held at the Directorate for Competition in Brussels

Gérard  de Laminne de Bex, COMEOS
Dirk De Meulemeester, LEXLITIS GHENT -DE MEULEMEESTER & PARTNERS
Kiran Simon Desai, MAYER BROWN EUROPE BRUSSELS LLP
Charles Gheur, BURSON MARSTELLER
Yves Herinckx, HERINCKX
Guido Lobrano, BUSINESS EUROPE
Pedro Oliveira, BUSINESS EUROPE
Erik  Peetermans, VBO-FEB
Anne Vallery, WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR
Bernard  van de Walle de Ghelcke, LINKLATERS DE BANDT – BRUSSELS
Paulette Vander Schueren, MAYER BROWN EUROPE BRUSSELS LLP
Herman W.  Verbist, EVEREST

TASK FORCE ON INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION NETWORK, 225-32
Guido Lobrano, BUSINESS EUROPE

TASK FORCE ON DUE PROCESS , 225-47
Anne Vallery, WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR

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