Examples of our advisors’ non-confidential reports:
This report was undertaken at the request of the government of Ukraine. The report was prepared by Mr. Stephan Luciw and Mr. William Kovacic working as consultants for the OECD Secretariat. Over the years, OECD competition law and policy peer reviews have proved to be a valuable tool for countries, whether OECD members or not, to reform, and strengthen their competition framework.
OECD Review of Competition Law and Policy: Ukraine
Smart Cities: Innovation through Collaboration highlights the emergence of Smart Cities, reveals why so many governments are investing in them, and showcases the technology that underpins the concept. Supported by the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), along with Innovate UK and the Hypercat Alliance, it is an essential guide for everyone involved in the development of Smart City projects, strategies and visions. Foreword by David Cameron - Prime-Minister of the United Kingdom (2010-2016).
Smart cities: innovation through collaboration
The OECD Competition Committee debated the access to key transport facilities. This document includes an executive summary and the documents from the meeting: an analytical note by Dr. John Hilke for the OECD, written submissions from Australia, the European Commission, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei and the United States, as well as an aide-memoire of the discussion.
OECD working party: Securing access to key capacity for new entrants, pp 17-54
The OECD Competition Committee debated resale below cost laws and regulations. This document includes an executive summary and the documents from the meeting: an analytical note by Dr. John Hilke for the OECD, written submissions from Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the United States, BIAC, and Consumers International, as well as an aide-memoire of the discussion.
OECD working party: resale below cost, laws and regulations, pp. 19-58
The FTC staff comment by John Hilke that follows generally commends the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for focusing on improving customers’ ability to obtain the information they need to make fully informed electricity service choices. This approach is particularly admirable and economically significant because it preserves the ability of residential and small commercial customers to contract with marketers for dynamic pricing rate plans.
Comment of the staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission: Electricity Generation Customer Choice
Judicial competition practice in Ukraine
This digest summarizes decisions of commercial courts of Ukraine in competition cases. The peculiarity of the publication is that it systematizes decisions of economic courts by legal categories of competition violations, such cartels, abuse of dominance, anticompetitive actions of authorities, unfair competition and other violation of competition law.
Expert review of forestry legislation in Ukraine
Certain regulations of the Forestry Code of Ukraine do not coincide with the principles of the state's competition policy, creating insurmountable barriers for business entities to enter into the market for unprocessed timber in private sector of Ukraine. As a result of these codes and practices, the State Forestry Agency of Ukraine’s enterprises do not experience significant competition in the market for unprocessed timber, obtain unjustified competitive advantages in adjacent markets related to timber processing, at the expense of state resources, thus distorting competition on these adjacent markets.
International competition forum digest
This post-event digest is a detailed summary of international Competition Forum of Ukraine. The event was organised by C.A.S.E.S. International and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, and supported by the EU-funded Project “Harmonisation of the Public Procurement System in Ukraine with EU Standards” as well as by USAID. The Forum conducted a detailed review of the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union in terms of its regulations on competition; OECD Recommendations for improving competition policy and law in Ukraine; and UNCTAD Recommendations for improving competition policy and law in Ukraine.