Agency Effectiveness


The mission of the Agency Effectiveness Working Group (AEWG) is to identify key elements of a well-functioning competition agency and good practices for strategy and planning, operations, and enforcement tools and procedures. AEWG’s mandate is to share experience among ICN members and NGAs and to develop and disseminate good practices for agency effectiveness.

Ongoing Work

The Working Group has on ongoing project on investigative process, which seeks to increase understanding among ICN members of how different investigative processes and practices can contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of agencies’ decision-making and ensuring effective protection of procedural rights.

Contact Information

The co-chairs of the Agency Effectiveness Working Group are the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority, the Norwegian Competition Authority, and the US Federal Trade Commission.

For more information about the Agency Effectiveness Working Group please contact:

Mr. Rainer Lindberg                              
Head of Unit   
Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority                                             
Tel: +358 29 505 3334                      

Mr. Paul O'Brien

Counsel, Office of International Affairs

US Federal Trade Commission

+1 202 326 2831


Mr. Kjell Sunnevåg

Director External Relations

The Norwegian Competition Authority

Tel: +47 55 59 75 77