On 23 May, the GCLC will have a lunch talk on Compliance Programmes in EU and National Competition Law.
Hendrik Bourgeois (GE), Steven Preece (OFT) and Wouter Wils (European Commission) will discuss this controversial issue.
Ahead of this event, some reading suggestions: Wouter has published a thorough paper in support of the view that compliance programmes should NOT be rewarded by agencies. Interestingly, a friend of this blog, Damien Geradin (Covington) has recently published a reply to Wouter, where he argues to the contrary. I have myself written that no rewards should be given for such programmes… but now that I have read their prose, I have to admit that I have done this less eloquently than those two antitrust titans.
Another friend of this blog, David Mamane, has asked us to advertise the programme of a forthcoming interesting seminar organised by the International Association of Young Lawyers (do I qualify for young?). This event will be devoted to competition law issues in regulated industies, and it will be held in the beautiful city of Marseille.