Whistle at your work - Poland plans to pay informants
Surveys: Korea, Poland • Merger overlaps • GCR Live Hong Kong, New York, Dusseldorf
Global antitrust settlements of international mergers remain rare at best. Ron Knox uses data from GCR’s forthcoming Enforcer Tracker project to explore why
Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has established itself as the top antitrust enforcer in Asia, and its considerable workload has kept the country’s small but talented competition bar busy with both domestic and international matters. Ron Knox reports.
How does an understaffed competition authority revive a weak enforcement record and flagging leniency regime, while policy-makers continue to prioritise consumer protection over competition infringements? The head of Poland’s competition enforcer thinks he has the answer: start paying individual whistleblowers. Tom Madge-Wyld investigates
Poland’s competition bar operates in a country whose antitrust enforcer has other priorities. Tom Madge-Wyld profiles Warsaw’s top practices, as they continue to compete for a rapidly diminishing slice of enforcement pie
Marek Niechciał was appointed president of Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in May 2016 after a change in government. He spoke to Tom Madge-Wyld through an interpreter about plans to introduce new regimes for criminal liability and professional whistleblowers, but denied concerns about the agency’s political independence.