See original article in english International Mergers Conference #3 Remedies: Design, implementation & revision of remedies

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International Mergers Conference #3 Remedies : Design, implementation & revision of remedies

3ème webinaire de la conférence « International Mergers » 2021 organisée par Concurrences et University College London, en partenariat avec Compass Lexecon et ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, avec Joel Bamford (Senior Director of Mergers, UK Competition & Markets Authority), Tembinkosi Bonakele (Commissaire, South African Competition Commission), Etienne Chantrel (Chef du service des concentrations, Autorité de la concurrence), Kirsten Edwards-Warren (Vice-présidente exécutive, Compass Lexecon), Gönenç Gürkaynak (Associé, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law) et Ulla Schwager (Deputy Head of Unit - Mergers, Markets and cases III : Financial services, DG COMP).

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SYNTHÈSE

Gönenç Gürkaynak moderated this session.

Etienne Chantrel indicated that most of his intervention was going to rely on the recent study by the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) which focused on behavioural remedies in antitrust and mergers, already available online. He indicated that from 2009 to 2018, 3,5 per cent of the FCA’s decisions involved remedies -putting it second to the CMA in terms of numbers of remedies decisions. By way of comparison, Germany does not use remedies while the European Commission reaches a “remedy rate” of around six per cent. Forty-five per cent of the FCA’s remedies over this period were structural, thirty-six per cent were behavioural, and nineteen per cent were mixed. France is more inclined to accept behavioural remedies than other jurisdictions are – the Commission’s behavioural remedies only account for twenty per cent of its total, this number is sixteen per cent for the CMA and almost zero for Germany.

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Speakers

  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
  • South African Competition Commission (Pretoria)
  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • Compass Lexecon (London)
  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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