CONFERENCE: NEW FRONTIERS OF ANTITRUST - PARIS

European Competition Network: 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 February 2014)

This third roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 21 February 2014) was dedicated to “European Competition Network 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy?”. The objectives for the authors of this roundtable are : to analyze the successes and failures of the current state of play as regard cooperation between authorities in the fields of merger control and advocacy; to identify the core issues for which there is a need for greater cooperation and consistency, and finally to discuss the type of tools which are best suited to achieve this result.

INTRODUCTION Bruno LASSERRE Président, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris 1. My presentation today will be delivered in English, in order to facilitate the discussion in this international panel and to allow for a more lively exchange of view. I apologize for prizing, in this particular instance, expediency over principle. 2. Let me first thank the host and the organizers of this event. The topic we are addressing today in our round-table is challenging. If I were to summarize our objectives today, they would be the following: – to analyze the successes and failures of the current state of play as regard cooperation between authorities in the fields of merger control and advocacy; – to identify the core issues for which there is a need for greater cooperation and consistency; and –

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Authors

  • French State Council (Paris)
  • UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)
  • European Commission (Brussels)
  • German Competition Authority (Bonn)
  • Dechert (Paris)

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Bruno Lasserre, Peter Freeman, Wouter Wils, Andreas Mundt, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, European Competition Network: 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 February 2014), May 2014, Concurrences Review N° 2-2014, Art. N° 66163, www.concurrences.com

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