ESSEC Business School (Cergy) OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

Frederic Jenny

ESSEC Business School (Cergy), OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Chair of the OECD Competition Committee/Professor

Frederic Jenny holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University (1975), a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris (1977) and an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School (1966). He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee (since 1994), and Co-Director of the European Center for Law and Economics of ESSEC (since 2010). He was previously Non Executive Director of the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom (2007-2014), Judge on the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation, Economic Commercial and Financial Chamber) from 2004 to August 2012, Vice Chair of the French Competition Authority (1993-2004) and President of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Competition (1994-2003). He was visiting professor at Northwestern University Department of Economics in the United States (1978), Keio University Department of economics in Japan (1984), University of Capetown Business School in South Africa (1991), Haifa University School of Law in Israel (2012). He was Visiting Professor at University College London Law School (2005-2010), Global Professor of Antitrust in the New York University School of Law’s Hauser Global Law School (2014, 2017 and 2022) and Senior Fellow in the Online Global Competition and Consumer Law Masters Program, University of Melbourne (Australia) (2016-2018).

In order to honor Frédéric Jenny, Concurrences has published a Liber Amicorum Tribute, Frédéric Jenny: Standing Up for Convergence and Relevance in Antitrust (Vol. I & II).


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Austrian Competition Authority (Vienna)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)

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A conversation with F. Jenny & E. Fox - Mergers & Acquisitions
Frederic Jenny
A conversation with F. Jenny & E. Fox: Is inclusion of public interest necessary in competition law?
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A conversation with F. Jenny & E. Fox - Big Tech and competition law
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A conversation with F. Jenny & E. Fox - What approach to the consumer welfare standard?
Frederic Jenny
Antitrust in Asia #2 - Institutional Design: Should Competition Law be Enforced by Sectoral Regulators?
Frederic Jenny 14 September 2021 Webinar
"Buckle Up: The Global Future of Antitrust Enforcement and Regulation" (Business | General Antitrust | AWA 2021)
Frederic Jenny 30 June 2021 Webinar
Frédéric Jenny - NYU Teaser
Frederic Jenny 1 November 2019 New York
Frédéric Jenny (OECD - ESSEC)
Frederic Jenny 19 February 2020 London
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Frederic Jenny 1 November 2019 New York
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Frederic Jenny 9 September 2019 Washington, D.C.
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Frederic Jenny 26 October 2018 New York
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Frederic Jenny 3 February 2017 Londres
Frédéric Jenny - New Frontiers of Antitrust 2016
Frederic Jenny 13 June 2016 Paris
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Olivier Guersent, Thierry Boillot, Muriel Chagny, Jacques Derenne, Frederic Jenny, Michel Ponsard, Stéphanie Yon-Courtin Olivier Guersent (DG COMP): European competition policy in the context of crisis


A conversation with : Thierry Boillot Director of Competition, AFEC - AFJE, Paris Muriel Chagny Professor, University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris-Saclay) and President, AFEC, Paris Jacques Derenne Partner, Sheppard Mullin, Brussels and Professor, University of Liège Frédéric (...)

Frederic Jenny, Christian Ahlborn, Jeremy Bacharach, Christoph Barth, Christian Bovet, Marcel Boyer, Jacques Buhart, Maria Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Carpagnano Michele, Daniel A. Crane, Aymeric De Moncuit, Valentine Delaloye, Jacques Derenne, David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves, David Gabathuler, Mark Griffiths, Leigh Hancher, David Henry, Pierre Horna, David Kupka, Siún O’Keeffe, Christian Ritz, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Matthias Schlau, Mario Siragusa, Anastasia Usova, Viala Faustine, Masako Wakui Competition law and health crisis


The unexpected shock provoked by the Covid-19 crisis and the measures taken to limit the spread of the pandemic have affected the functioning of many markets. Throughout the world, competition authorities which, in the last decade, had been enforcing their laws in the context of steady (...)

Frederic Jenny, Damien Neven, Jacques Buhart, David Henry, Thomas Funke, Mathew Heim, Catarina Midões, Nicholas Levy, David Little, Henry Mostyn, Ioannis Lianos, Massimo Motta, Martin Peitz, Cristoforo Osti, Almos Papp, Christian Wik, Kristian Hugmark, Julia Vahvaselkä, Antoine Winckler, Thierry Boillot Which competition and industrial policies for the new EU Commission after Siemens/Alstom?


This series of articles presents different points of view about the priorities of the newly established Commission on competition policy in Europe in the aftermath of the decision prohibiting the Siemens/Alstom merger and of the manifesto published by French and German governments. These (...)

Frederic Jenny Provisions on restrictive practices in question


In addition to the prohibition of anticompetitive agreements, abuses of dominant positions and the control of anticompetitive mergers, French competition law limits the freedom of negotiation of parties to commercial contracts. The goal of these limitations is to ensure a balance between (...)

Frederic Jenny, Jérôme Philippe Populism and competition


At times where competition authorities face criticisms from various populisms, it should be noted that they themselves took a populist approach when they shifted from their original legitimate test of maximizing Welfare in favour of the sole maximization of the consumer surplus. Returning to (...)

Bruno Lasserre, François Lévêque, Françoise Benhamou, Frederic Jenny, Gildas de Muizon, Harry First, Mario Siragusa, Olivier Fréget, Thibaud Simphal Disruptive innovation, law and competition (Paris, 29 January 2016)


Innovation today is shifting the established positions of a growing number of companies and industries. There is no shortage of qualifiers to underline the power of this phenomenon: drastic innovation, destabilising innovation, disruptive innovation, radical innovation, disruptive innovation. (...)

Frederic Jenny Presentation (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 15 June 2015, Paris)


1. This year was the sixth edition of the New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference. In the name of the organizing committee, I want to thank all the participants as well as the speakers who year after year make this conference the most awaited and best attended competition conference in France as (...)

Frederic Jenny Substantive convergence in merger control: An assessment


This article focuses on substantive convergence in merger controls, a topic of increasing importance and on which there is no unanimity. Two questions are discussed: First, how much substantive convergence has taken place over the last two decades? Second, how much more convergence is possible (...)

Frederic Jenny, Laurence Idot, Nicolas Charbit Concurrences: Ten years and a question


In September 2004, Concurrenceswas a project. Ten years later, in September 2014, Concurrencesis still a project, but a project in constant evolution. On the occasion of the 10 years, the founders’ wish was not so much to celebrate an anniversary, an overly narcissistic exercise, but to look (...)

Agisilaos Karpetas, Assimakis Komninos, Carpagnano Michele, Frederic Jenny, Knut Fournier The recovery of antitrust harms in foreign legal systems (Antitrust damages actions in France and in Europe : Current situation and upcoming changements, Paris, 13 May 2014)


The first roundtable of the conference held in Paris, the 13th May 2014 on the recovery of antitrust harm was dedicated to the antitrust harm in foreign legal systems. Michele CARPAGNANO Professor, University of Trento Co-Director, Osservatorio Antitrust Knut PROVIDER Research Associate, (...)

Douglas H. Ginsburg, Frederic Jenny, Joshua D. Wright, Thomas Graf Patents: Can antitrust authorities contribute to fixing the dysfunctional patent system? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 February 2014)


This second roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 21 February 2014) was dedicated to the: “Patents: Can antitrust authorities contribute to fixing the dysfunctional patent system?”. This roundtable acknowledges the fact that there is an increasing number of cases at (...)

Frances E. Marshall, Frederic Jenny, Herbert Hovenkamp, Ioannis Lianos, Sivaramjani Thambisetty Ramakrishna Competition law, intellectual property rights and dynamic analysis: Towards a new institutional “equilibrium?”


The emphasis put on innovation as the common objective of intellectual property law and competition law, and consequently the shift of focus towards the dynamics of economic change, may well be a leitmotiv in recent policy documents and scholarly comment. By focusing on the strengths and (...)

David Sevy, Frederic Jenny, Mark Powell Private enforcement: Current issues


This set of three papers is derived from the training session on the Private enforcement organized by the Concurrences Review that has held on 5th July 2012 in Brussels. In the first contribution, Frederic Jenny, chairman of the OECD Competition Committee, describes the main economic and legal (...)

Florence Ninane, Frederic Jenny The determination of fines


This set of two papers is derived from the training session on the “Determination of fines” organized by Concurrences Review that was held on 10th November 2011 in Paris. The first contribution written by Prof. Frédéric Jenny is dedicated to the economic model of the deterrence and its limits. (...)

Allan Fels, Frederic Jenny, Henry Ergas, John Fingleton, Jorge Padilla, Mark Armstrong Behavioural economics: Questioning the foundations of antitrust? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - 15th February 2010 - Panel II)


Behavioural economics: Questioning the foundations of antitrust? Introduction Frédéric JENNY President, OECD Competition Committee President of the International board of the Review Concurrences Professor, Co-Director of the Centre Européen de Droit et d’Economie, ESSEC, Paris 1. (...)

Frederic Jenny The financial and economic crisis, regulation and competition


The context of the current financial and economic crisis raises important questions concerning the future of antitrust. First, is the compatibility between the goal of financial stability and the promotion of competition in the financial sector. Second, concern is voiced about the effects on (...)

Bruno Lasserre, Claude Lazarus, Francis Amand, Frederic Jenny, Jean Courtial, Laurence Idot, Stanislas Martin, Thomas Hoehn Conference: Merger remedies under the new French regime (Paris, 18 12 2008)


Since its creation in 2004, the journal Concurrences has been organizing a colloquium. The topics covered have naturally been varied: from the adaptation of the French system to Regulation 1/2003 to the place of competition in the Treaty of Lisbon, through banking and finance issues and the (...)

Alain Ménéménis, Arnaud Nuyts, Catherine Kessedjian, Catherine Prieto, Christophe Lapp, Claire Favre, Denis Mazeaud, Emmanuelle Claudel, Frederic Jenny, Hélène Gaudemet-Tallon, Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Jean-Marc Kiviatkowski, Joelle Simon, Laurence Idot, Louis Vogel, Marie-Laure Niboyet, Michael Wilderspin, Rainer Becker, Soraya Amrani-Mekki, Yves Gaudemet Conference: The EC White Book on competition private enforcement (Paris, 13 06 2008)


Whereas in the enforcement system of Articles 81 and 82 EC resulting from Regulation No 17/62, it was usual to distinguish between the application of these texts, on the one hand, by the Commission and, on the other hand, by the national authorities and courts, which led to a preference for a (...)

David Sevy, Frederic Jenny, Jérôme Philippe, John Kallaugher, Kay Parplies, Laurence Idot, Luc Gyselen Anticompetitive foreclosure and the coherence of competition policy towards vertical restraints


Recent case law of the European Courts, the recent guidelines of the European Commission on non-horizontal mergers, the decisional practice of the European Commission as well as that of various national competition authorities and courts seem to focus on the possible anticompetitive (...)

Antoine Gosset-Grainville, Denis Samuel Lajeunesse, François Souty, Frederic Jenny, Guillaume Cerutti, Hubert Legal, Jacques Barrot, Jacques Derenne, Jacques-Philippe Gunther, Jean-Patrice de La Laurencie, Jean-Yves Chérot, Laurence Idot, Marc van Hoof, Marie-Dominique Hagelsteen, Nicola Pesaresi, Valérie Rabassa, Xavier de Roux Conference: The EC State Aid Reform (Paris, 8 December 2005)


The proceedings of this colloquium are organised in two parts. In the first stage, the two main axes of the reform are studied: In substantive terms, the aim of the Community reform is to introduce a more economic analysis of aid in this area too. Following the presentation made by Ms Rabassa (...)

Frederic Jenny, Laurence Idot, Nicolas Charbit Competitions !


Concurrences is a workshop, a projects center dedicated to competition laws. In Europe competition law is not only part of Community law, but part of the 25 EU Member States national body of laws as well. It also reaches beyond European Economic Area. It is therefore no coincidence if a few (...)



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