TRENDS - MARKET AUTHORITIES - COMPETITION AUTHORITIES - SECTORAL REGULATORS - COHERENCE - CONVERGENCE - INSTITUTIONAL AND PROCEDURAL FRAMEWORK - TREATMENT OF CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION - REPRESENTION OF REGULATORS IN JUDICIAL REVIEW OR APPEAL PROCEEDINGS - FRENCH AND UK SYSTEMS

Market Regulators: Towards a better institutional and procedural framework?

The multiplication of "market authorities" - competition authorities and sectoral regulators - and the development of their means of action on the market raise the question of the coherence and the convergence of the institutional and procedural framework in which they operate. After a general outline presentation of the issue, this study focus on two specific questions: the treatment of confidential business information and the extent to which a regulator may be represented in judicial review or appeal proceedings against that regulator’s decision. This study includes a comparative analysis of the French and UK system. This is a set of 4 articles, 3 in French, 1 in English.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. WALKING AUTHORITIES: BETWEEN LIGHT AND SHADE Christophe LEMAIRE Senior Lecturer at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne 1. Choosing to deal with the subject of market regulation, and more specifically market authorities, under the heading Trends can be considered both ambitious, as the subject is so vast, and risky, as the limited space can lead to oversimplifying shortcuts. This is why choices have been made. 2. It is important to agree on a few things first. The concept of "regulation" itself is the subject of intense doctrinal debate and it is not always easy to agree on its contours and content. For the purposes of this study, we

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Christophe Lemaire, Michaël Cousin, Pierre-Alain Jeanneney, Nigel Parr, Catherine Hammon, Market Regulators: Towards a better institutional and procedural framework?, September 2007, Concurrences N° 3-2007, Art. N° 13809, pp. 13-27

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