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EDITORIAL : ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE US DOJ ANTITRUST DIVISION - AUTORITES DE CONCURRENCE - PROCEDURES EQUITABLES - TRANSPARENCE - ZONE D’INCERTITUDE

Procedural fairness

Dans cet éditorial, Mme Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, insiste sur l’obligation pour les autorités de concurrence d’adopter des procédures équitables et transparentes afin de limiter autant que possible la zone d’incertitude des entreprises. Elle énonce les quelques principes qu’elle entend mettre en ?uvre au sein de son administration afin d’atteindre cet objectif.

The increasingly global reach of business requires competition authorities to work together to develop fair procedures that parties can understand and rely on as a means of removing unnecessary uncertainty. At the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, we take that obligation seriously and premise our procedures on the belief that open and frequent dialogue between competition law enforcers and those under investigation helps ensure fairness to the parties and facilitates more effective enforcement. Our processes, of course, are not the only ones that are fair. Our traditions do, however, have the benefit of having been developed and tested over time, and it is possible they might

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  • Cravath Swaine & Moore (New York)

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Christine Varney, Procedural fairness, December 2009, Concurrences N° 4-2009, Art. N° 29114, www.concurrences.com

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