Procedural fairness: How much remains to be done? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - Paris, 11 February 2011)

This fourth roundtable of the conference "New frontiers of Antitrust", Paris, 11 February 2011, is dedicated to the procedural fairness. In the first contribution, Nils Wahl, Judge of the General Court of the European Union examines the judge’s role in the competition proceedings. In the second contribution, Bruno Lasserre, Chairman of the French Competition Authority gives his point of view about the fondamentals principles of the procedural fairness. The third contribution, writing by Wouter Wills, Hearing Officer of the European Commission, deals with the powers of the European Commission and the competition authorities of the EU Member States to enforce Articles 101 and 102 TFEU, and with the procedural rights and guarantees that circumscribe or limit these powers. Finally in the last contribution, Jean Paul Tran Thiet, associate at White & Case Paris, wonders why is there a growing demand for procedural fairness and what are the main stakes both at the EU and the national level.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Procedural fairness: How much remains to be done? Some thoughts on the role of the judge Nils WAHL Judge, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg The opinions expressed are strictly personal. The author would like to thank Leïla Rezki, the referendary in her office, for her help. 1. The last few years have seen long and intense debates, conducted by various bodies at both national and European level, on whether and to what extent the practical application of competition rules complies with the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights. 2. At EU level, while some welcomed the progress made in this area - notably in terms of the

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