The IBA Unilateral Conduct and Behavioural Issues Working Group has 15 members representing a large number of jurisdictions covering Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. The Group is responsible for monitoring and commenting on a range of competition issues that arise, inter alia, from unilateral conduct and abuse of dominance or misuse of market power as well as cooperative/horizontal (non-cartel) and vertical agreements.
It aims to encourage best practice in the ongoing development of international laws in these areas by commenting on consultations on proposed new and reformed legislation. This includes reviewing and commenting on proposed new legislation and legislative changes; engaging in discussions about the nature of conduct that should be proscribed by competition law; reviewing and commenting on regulatory responses to anti-competitive conduct including investigations and prosecutions; and commenting on guidelines associated with compliance initiatives designed to raise awareness of competition issues in relation to unilateral conduct, cooperative agreements and vertical agreements.
In September 2016, the Working Group made a submission regarding the US DOJ and FTC proposed update to the antitrust guidelines for the licensing of intellectual property. Read submission
Working Group members
Co-Chairs: Carolyn Oddie, Allens, Australia; Andrew Ward, Cuatrecasas Goncalves Pereira, Madrid, Spain. Members: Ameera Ashraf, Wong Partnership, Singapore; Lauren Battaglia, Hogan Lovells, US; Chris Carter, Cliffe Dekker, South Africa; Joanna Goyder, Freshfields, Belgium; Ben Graham, ab-inbev.com, Belgium; Bora Ikiler, Moroglu Arseven, Turkey; Kenji Ito, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Japan; Hwan Jeong, Lee & Ko, South Korea; Petra Linsmeier, Gleiss Lutz, Germany; Claudio Lizana, Carey, Chile; Zoltan Marosi, Oppenheim Legal, Hungary; Ravisekhar Nair, Economic Law Practice (ELP), India; Daren Shiau, Allen & Gledhill, Singapore; Nisha Uberoi, AZB, India; Omar Wakil, Torys LLP, Canada; Steve Wisking, Herbert Smith, UK.
See all Unilateral Conduct and Behavioural Issues Working Group submissions