Unilateral Conduct

Mission

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, Exclusive Dealing/Single Branding and Tying and Bundling. UCWG has now started to work on a new workbook chapter entitled: "The Analytical Framework for Evaluating Unilateral Conduct".  This work is expected to be completed in two years.

UCWG holds monthly member & NGA conference calls, on which members present recent case studies from their jurisdictions and organizes three webinars a year.

Upcoming Events

The Turkish Competition Authority will host a workshop in November 2015. For details about this event click here.

Contact Information

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

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

 

Mr. Timothy Longman

International Counsel

United States Department of Justice

Telephone: +1 202 598 8666

 

Mrs. Brinkley Tappan

International Counsel

United States Department of Justice

Telephone: +1 202 598 6571

 

Mr. Ali ARIOZ

Head of Department of External Relations, Training and Competition Advocacy

Turkish Competition Authority

Tel: +90 312 291 4401

 

Mr. Osman Tan CATALCALI

Competition Expert

Turkish Competition Authority

Tel: +90 312 291 4479

 

Mr. Alex Rutt     

Economic Adviser 

United Kingdom Competition & Markets Authority

Tel: +44 20 3738 6640

 

Mr. Stijn Huijts   

Legal Adviser/Team Leader

United Kingdom Competition & Markets Authority

Tel: + 44 20 3738 6180