CONFERENCE - NEW FRONTIERS OF ANTITRUST - PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS - PROCEDURAL RIGHTS ANS GUARANTEES

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.

Procedural fairness: How much remains to be done?Quelques réflexions sur le rôle du juge Nils WAHL Judge, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg Les opinions exprimées sont strictement personnelles. L’auteur souhaiterait remercier Leïla Rezki, référendaire de son cabinet, pour son aide. 1. Les dernières années furent l’occasion de longs et intenses débats, menés par diverses instances tant au niveau national qu'au niveau européen, portant sur le point de savoir si et dans quelle mesure l’application concrète des règles en matière de concurrence étaient respectueuses des exigences découlant de la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme. 2. Au niveau de l’Union européenne, si certains se sont félicités des progrès accomplis en la matière – notamment sous l’angle du développement de bonnes

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  • JPTT & Partners (Paris)
  • French State Council (Paris)
  • European Commission
  • European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Bruno Lasserre, Wouter Wils, Nils Wahl, Procedural fairness: How much remains to be done? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - Paris, 11 February 2011), May 2011, Concurrences Review N° 2-2011, Art. N° 35834, www.concurrences.com

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