Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Students’ Bests

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My ULg students took their oral exam last week. It went fairly well for most of them.

That said, as usual during exams, I heard a bunch of puzzling things. In response to a question on alternatives to fines for competition infringements, I got the following answers:

  • Dissolution of the infringing company  (or the “slayer” remedy) =>think of the consequences in industry-wide cartels;
  • Bringing the infringing company under Commission control (or the “bureaucratic” remedy) => science fiction or just augmented reality?
  • Divulge all patents and other trade secrets to other market participants, with the particular illustration of Coca-Cola abusing a dominant position (or the “an eye for an eye” remedy) => you steal market share, we steal your IPRs.

I forgot, I also had a very candid answer when I asked what could be done to foster private enforcement =>make justice free and forbid legal professionals from making money out of cases…

PS: I am the culprit. I spent countless hours encouraging them to be creative.

Written by Nicolas Petit

6 February 2012 at 11:06 am

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  1. Sure you are the culprit; What kind of question was that??


    Alfonso Lamadrid

    7 February 2012 at 12:13 pm

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