Tuesday, 12 April 2022 10:47

Press Release – INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE AND ACTIVITY OF THE HCC AND COOPERATION WITH US ANTITRUST AUTHORITIES

Subject: INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE AND ACTIVITY OF THE HELLENIC COMPETITION COMMISSION AND COOPERATION WITH US ANTITRUST AUTHORITIES

On Monday, April 4, 2022, the President of the Hellenic Competition Commission Ioannis Lianos, participated as a speaker in the Enforcers Summit co-organized by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Department of Justice (DoJ). Co-hosted by Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter and FTC Chair Lina M. Khan, as well as senior staff from both agencies, the Enforcers Summit mainly covered two themes: 1) merger reform to meet the challenges and realities of the modern economy, and 2) lessons for interagency collaboration. 

In his speech, the President of the Hellenic Competition Commission analyzed issues concerning the dynamic analysis in merger control, especially with respect to digital economy. 

During his visit to Washington DC, Ioannis Lianos held meetings with FTC Chair, Lina Khan and also with DoJ high ranked officials, where they discussed, inter alia, issues considering the more effective cooperation of the US Antitrust Authorities with the Hellenic Competition Commission, the development of training programs between the Authorities and the exchange of know-how in various areas related to competition law.

In addition, the President of the Hellenic Competition Commission following an invitation by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law, attended the Section’s 70th Annual Spring Meeting being held in Washington, DC on April 6-8, 2022. It is noted that over 3,300 attendees from over 65 countries participated in the Spring Meeting, to exchange views on various aspects of competition law and consumer and data privacy protection.

Further, during his visit to the US, the President of the Hellenic Competition Commission gave interviews to Antitrust Magazine Online on "Key recent achievements by the Hellenic Competition Authority (HCC)", in the Exclusive Documentary of the Competition Policy International (CPI) on "Is merger control working?", as well as in the Competition Compliance Course: Update and roundtable discussion of Concurrences on: "Listen to antitrust enforcers, Learn from your peers", thus contributing to the strengthening of the international activity and outreach of the Hellenic Competition Commission. 

More information about the HCC’s international cooperation activities is provided on its dedicated webpage..

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