The Use of Settlements in Public Antitrust Enforcement: Objectives and Principles

25 May, 2008

Professor Wouter held recently a wonderful lunchtime lecture at the Competition Law Research Centre. Now a paper was published on “The Use of Settlements in Public Antitrust Enforcement: Objectives and Principles” (World Competition: Law and Economics Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2008 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1135627)

Abstract:     
This paper discusses two general questions concerning the use of settlements in public antitrust enforcement, namely under which conditions the use of settlements contributes to optimal antitrust enforcement, and under which conditions self-incrimination and waivers of procedural rights by settlement candidates are compatible with fundamental rights of defence. The discussion of these general questions will be illustrated with the specific example of the two settlement procedures for the enforcement by the European Commission of the antitrust prohibitions contained in Articles 81 and 82 EC, namely the commitment procedure under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003, and the proposed new settlement procedure in cartel cases.

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Reminder – Wouter Wils lecture

6 May, 2008

We are honoured to welcome Professor Wouter Wils, who will give a lunchtime lecture on 13 May 2008 at the Competition Law Research Centre, with the support of the Centre for Competition Culture, Office of Economic Competition. The event is co-organised by the Hungarian Competition Law Association.

See more here.


Hungarian competition policy – Glasgow presentation

9 April, 2008

Tomorrow I should deliver a presentation at the 11th CLaSF Workshop in Glasgow. See here. Currently I am stuck on the Hungarian airport. After waiting for about an hour on the plane we had to get off and now I am in the waiting hall. It was promised that we will get back on the plane in about an hour and a half, but this was two hours ago. I hope I will get to Glasgow at least today evening. Anyway, in case not probably the best place to disseminate information is the Internet, so please feel free to download and read the background paper for the presenatition. It was not intended to cover all apsects of Hungarian competition policy, nor to provide a complete picture, since I have only 20 min. to talk.

Anyway, see here the background paper: hun_comp_policy_szilagyi_final1; and the slide show: glasgow_presentation_080420081

 


Lunchtime lecture at the Competition Law Research Centre

19 January, 2008

 The Competition Law Research Centre is proud to announce the next lunchtime lecture. The lecture is on private enforcement, by Professor Richard Whish. The title is: ‘The future of damages actions for infringements of Competition Law in the EU’

Download the detailed poster here: Professor Richard Whish – Lunchtime lecture (.pdf)

Download the registration form here: Richard Whish – Registration form (.pdf)


Lunchtime Lecture: Professor Valentine Korah

24 September, 2007

Professor Valentine Korah will give a lunchtime lecture on 18 October 2007 at the Research Centre, with the support of the Centre for Competition Culture, Office of Economic Competition.

Read more here or click here for the poster.


Lunchtime lectures

4 August, 2007

The Hungarian Competition Law Research Centre is going to launch a lunchtime lecture series this autumn. If the plans and current discussions will come true, we will have some very interesting and remarkable lectures in Budapest.


Lunchtime lectures

4 August, 2007

The Hungarian Competition Law Research Centre is going to launch a lunchtime lecture series this autumn. If the plans and current discussions will come true, we will have some very interesting and remarkable lectures in Budapest.