Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

EP to discuss fines in competition cases

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Looks quite unusual, but the European Parliament will host a debate on fines for competition infringements. A well informed friend sent me an email indicating:

The following items are on the agenda of next week mini-Plenary session, Wednesday afternoon, 6 October:

– […]

– Commission statement – Commission fines in antitrust cases

Not sure what to expect from this… At any rate, please note that the first conference of the BSC will come shortly, and will be devoted to sanctions for competition law infringements. My own personal viewpoint is that disqualification orders are the most efficient and fair possible penalty.

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Written by Nicolas Petit

30 September 2010 at 3:36 pm

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  1. In case it’s of interest, I’ve just written an article in the Competition Law Journal (August edition) exploring alternative sanctions for competition law infringements.

    It responds, in particular, to the European Parliament’s earlier resolution (of 9 March 2010), in which it expressed a concern that “the use of ever higher fines as the sole instrument [of competition law enforcement] may be too blunt” and called upon the Commission to develop “a wider range of more sophisticated instruments”.

    George Lusty

    30 September 2010 at 4:18 pm

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