A strong delegation from the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD will participate in the upcoming OECD Competition week, which will take place from June 13 to 17. Over the years, BIAC has become a trusted actor and knowledge partner in the activities of the OECD Competition committee and of its two Working Parties (Competition & Regulation and Cooperation & Enforcement). The BIAC Competition Committee is currently preparing written contributions on a number of topics, ranging from public interest considerations and jurisdictional nexus in merger control to commitment decisions in antitrust cases, as well as on the challenges of fidelity rebates. After very stimulating discussions on disruptive innovation in the financial sector during the last OECD Competition week, the focus will now be on legal services and on the way new technologies can have a disruptive effect on markets in this sector.
In parallel to this very rich program, the Working Party on Cooperation and Enforcement will hold a joint session with the OECD Working Group on Bribery. The focus will be on detecting antitrust and bribery cases (whistle-blower protection, leniency) as well as on the legal and practical challenges to the exchange of information between (domestic and foreign) competition and anti-corruption enforcers.