The OECD holds a roundtable on competitive restrictions in legal professions

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In the light of written submissions, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: (1) Regulation of the legal professions: market failures and rent-seeking Regulation of the legal professions, including self-regulation, typically involves many restrictions on entry and professional conduct. Certain restrictions may be a remedy to market failures and may also be based on distributional or paternalistic motives. But other restrictions can be based on rent-seeking and achieve cartel-like effects. Traditionally, the legal professions (attorneys, barristers/solicitors, advocates, Latin notaries) are heavily

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on competitive restrictions in legal professions, 1 June 2007, e-Competitions June 2007, Art. N° 85679

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