Lobbying competition law & policy ?

Parmi les praticiens du droit de la concurrence, la question revient souvent de savoir si le lobbying a un vrai rôle à jouer dans cette matière. Certains praticiens sont farouchement contre, d’autres l’ont accepté avec prudence, d’autres encore l’ont adopté sans hésitation. Cette série d’articles présente différents points de vue d’avocats, conseils d’entreprises et journalistes, tous familiers des processus de décisions en matière de concurrence au niveau communautaire.

LOBBYING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN EU COMPETITION POLICY - JUST DON'T TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER Philip MARSDEN Director, Competition Law Forum British Institute of International and Comparative Law 1. When I was approached to write an article on lobbying in European competition cases, I thought I couldn't possibly comment. I'm neither involved in lobbying, nor in cases anymore, and I had always taken a rather dim view of attempts to link the two. What motivates me to get out of bed in the morning these days is the hope that in some small way a research institute like mine might be able to help make competition law in Europe more efficient, more effective and more rational. 2. That might sound a bit sad, but it's accurate at least. That is the aim of the Competition Law Forum that I

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  • Potomac Research Group
  • Bank of England
  • Flint Global (Brussels)
  • MLex Market Insight (Brussels)
  • Instinctif Partners (Brussels)
  • Claire Harris Antitrust (Oxford)
  • Avisa Partners (Brussels)


Terry Haines, Philip Marsden, Stephen Kinsella OBE, Robert McLeod, Brandon Mitchener, Claire Harris, Jacques Lafitte, Lobbying competition law & policy ?, February 2009, Concurrences N° 1-2009, Art. N° 23216, pp. 11-33

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