CONFERENCE: NEW FRONTIERS OF ANTITRUST - PARIS

Detection of anticompetitive practices: Should existing tools be revised or new tools introduced? Leniency, market surveys, financial reward... (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 21 février 2014, Paris)

This first roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust”, Paris, 21 February 2014, was dedicated to the detection of anticompetitive practices. Although competition authorities are provided with significant investigative resources, the discussions goes on about the need to dispose of new tools that fit the policy of detection. These tools must be not only reactive (eg. reward systems for extend leniency programs), but also proactive (using economic analysis of informations)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. INTRODUCTION Laurence IDOT [1] Professor, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Member, Competition Authority, Chair, Scientific Committee, Revue Concurrence 1. The subject of this first round table may surprise some of you at first glance. An initial look at the activity of the competition authorities in recent years gives the impression that they have been very effective. A high number of decisions, significant amounts of fines imposed..., the system seems at first sight to be working. This observation is confirmed by the statistics published by the European Commission on cartels [2] and even more, because anti-competitive practices are not limited to

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
  • Flint Global (Brussels)

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Laurence Idot, William E. Kovacic, Chris Fonteijn, Detection of anticompetitive practices: Should existing tools be revised or new tools introduced? Leniency, market surveys, financial reward... (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 21 février 2014, Paris), May 2014, Concurrences N° 2-2014, Art. N° 66159, www.concurrences.com

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