Is territoriality still meaningful? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 13 June 2016)

The panel is devoted to the issue of the geographical scope of competition laws, mainly antitrust law in the public enforcement context. According to the principles of international law, the territoriality principle shall be respected both to determine the jurisdiction to prescribe and the jurisdiction to enforce. However, the development of competition laws worldwide raises some new issues and the territoriality principle may be questioned in the context of both globalization and increasing development of numerical economy.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduction Laurence Idot Professor, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Member, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris, President, Scientific Committee, ConcurrencesReview 1. The title of this round table is somewhat provocative. At a time when we are constantly talking about globalization, either to rejoice in it or to denounce its excesses, questioning territoriality may come as a surprise. For more than twenty years, the elimination of trade barriers, both legal and, above all, technological, has shaken the data. At a time when the Internet and the digital economy are omnipresent, we all live in a so-called "global" [1]world. Could competition law escape

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  • University Paris-Panthéon-Assas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Washington DC)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)
  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (New York)


Laurence Idot, Douglas H. Ginsburg, Jacques Buhart, Louise Aberg, Joshua Hazan, Is territoriality still meaningful? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 13 June 2016), September 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 81131,

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