CONFERENCE - NEW FRONTIERS OF ANTITRUST - COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

TR I - Compliance Programs: How efficient are they really? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - Paris, 10 February 2012)

This first roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust”, Paris, 10 February 2012, was dedicated to the compliance programs and how efficient are they really. In the first paper, President Lasserre shares the experiment of the French Competition Authority in this area. Cecilio Madero Villarejo, author of the second paper and Deputy Director General Antitrust of the DG COMP provides the point of view of the European Commission. In the third contribution, Oliver Bethell, competition counsel at Google, focuses on the developments in antitrust compliance. In the last paper, François Brunet, partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, examines the role of compliance programs in competition law enforcement.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. NEW FRONTIERS OF ANTITRUST CONFERENCE 10 FEBRUARY 2012COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS: HOW EFFICIENT ARE THEY REALLY? The experience of the Competition Authority Bruno Lasserre Chairman, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris I.Introductory remarks 1. Compliance programs are at the heart of competition authorities' news and stakeholders' concerns, even if the commitment of the Commission and then the Competition Authority to them, starting in 2007, is nothing new. 2. Today, the Competition Authority is releasing the final version of its framework document on compliance programmes, following a two-month public consultation which ended on 15 December last and which gave

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Bruno Lasserre, Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Oliver Bethell, François Brunet, TR I - Compliance Programs: How efficient are they really? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference - Paris, 10 February 2012), May 2012, Concurrences N° 2-2012, Art. N° 45116, www.concurrences.com

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