Webinar

Antitrust Compliance Awards #2 How to Prevent Antitrust Breaches? Fostering a Culture of Compliance

2nd Webinar of the « 2021 Antitrust Compliance Awards » organised by Concurrences, in partnership with Axinn and ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, with Majid Charania (Director of Compliance, Competition Bureau Canada), Maria Coppola (Counsel for International Antitrust, US FTC), Lisl J. Dunlop (Partner, Axinn), Gönenç Gürkaynak (Partner, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law) and Dina Kallay (Head of Antitrust, Ericsson).

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Synthesis

Lisl Dunlop introduced the panel and the notion of a culture of antitrust compliance. Competition authorities have focused on the need for such a culture, not just having an antitrust policy. For DG Comp, for example, stated that « any credible compliance program must be built on a firm foundation of management commitment and supported by a ‘top-down’ compliance culture. » Having a culture of compliance has become an important factor for companies, as well as in the broader business community. Tone at the top needs to be complemented with appropriate training and tools to ensure efficient compliance. One example of a program that furthers a culture of compliance is a compliance champion program, which designates several business people to take leadership for antitrust compliance. There is a need to develop a reward system for people who fulfil the organisation’s commitment to compliance.

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Speakers

  • US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington)
  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
  • Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (New York)
  • Canadian Competition Bureau (Gatineau)
  • Ericsson (Washington)