Lobbying competition law & policy ?

The antitrust community often debates whether or not there is a role for lobbying. Some lawyers are ardently against it, some are cautiously for it, some embrace it. This series of articles has been commissioned from a wide range of experienced people who understand the decision making process in competition cases and sets out to provide a balanced and reflective contribution to the debate from a number of angles.

LOBBYING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN EU COMPETITION POLICY - JUST DON'T TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER Philip MARSDEN Director, Competition Law Forum British Institute of International and Comparative Law 1. When I was approached to write an article on lobbying in European competition cases, I thought I couldn't possibly comment. I'm neither involved in lobbying, nor in cases anymore, and I had always taken a rather dim view of attempts to link the two. What motivates me to get out of bed in the morning these days is the hope that in some small way a research institute like mine might be able to help make competition law in Europe more efficient, more effective and more rational. 2. That might sound a bit sad, but it's accurate at least. That is the aim of the Competition Law Forum that I

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  • Potomac Research Group
  • Bank of England
  • Flint Global (Brussels)
  • MLex Market Insight (Brussels)
  • Instinctif Partners (Brussels)
  • Claire Harris Antitrust (Oxford)
  • Avisa Partners (Brussels)


Terry Haines, Philip Marsden, Stephen Kinsella Obe, Robert McLeod, Brandon Mitchener, Claire Harris, Jacques Lafitte, Lobbying competition law & policy ?, février 2009, Concurrences N° 1-2009, Art. N° 23217, pp. 11-33

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