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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BAER TO PARTICIPATE IN
WASHINGTON — Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 13th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Marrakech, Morocco, from April 23-25, 2014. At the conference, antitrust officials and private sector antitrust experts from around the world and representatives of intergovernmental organizations will discuss key competition issues and recent ICN work in the areas of agency effectiveness, mergers, unilateral conduct, cartels and advocacy.
Conference panels will discuss the application of competition law to state-owned enterprises, competition agencies’ investigative processes, competition advocacy, effective anti-cartel enforcement, legal standards applicable to unilateral conduct and international enforcement cooperation. Member agencies also will finalize work programs for the coming year and engage in long-term planning.
Assistant Attorney General Baer will participate in a panel on cartel enforcement and speak on the topic of digital evidence gathering.
In October 2001, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice joined with antitrust agencies from 13 other jurisdictions around the world (Australia, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia) to create the ICN. The ICN now includes 129 member agencies from 116 jurisdictions. The goal of the ICN is to provide a forum for antitrust agencies to address enforcement and policy issues of common interest and to propose ways that member governments could more closely align their policies and enforcement.
The following portions of this year’s conference will be open to the press:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 (Day 1)
4:30 a.m. (EDT), 9:30 a.m. (DST) – Opening Session
6:15 a.m. (EDT), 11:15 a.m. (DST) – Special Project Session
7:15 a.m. (EDT), 12:15 p.m. (DST) – Agency Effectiveness Session Advocacy Session
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 (Day 2)
4:00 a.m. (EDT), 9:00 am. (DST) – Advocacy Session
6:30 a.m. (EDT), 11:30 am. (DST) – Cartel Session
12:30 p.m. (EDT), 5:00 p.m. (DST) – Unilateral Conduct Session
FRIDAY, APRIL 25 (Day 3)
4:30 a.m. (EDT), 9:30 am. (DST) – Merger Session
7:45 a.m. (EDT), 12:45 am. (DST) – Closing
The conference will be held at the Palmeraie in Marrakech, Morocco. More information about the conference is available at http://www.icnmarrakech2014.ma. ICN documents are available at www.internationalcompetitionnetwork.org.
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MEDIA CONTACTS: Gina Talamona, Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs
Peter Kaplan, FTC Office of Public Affairs