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Criminalising Cartels - A Critical Interdisciplinary Workshop on an International Regulatory Movement

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Criminalising Cartels - A Critical Interdisciplinary Workshop on an International Regulatory Movement

Thursday 12 November 2009

bullet Venue: Centre for Competition Law & Policy

Organised by Centre for Competition Law & Policy

The aim of the roundtable is to generate discussion about the political, economic, regulatory and social dimensions of the criminalisation of cartel conduct with a view to better understanding the challenges associated with the design and enforcement of a criminal regime, as well as exploring the wider implications of criminalisation for competition policy, nationally and internationally.

Programme:

12h30 Registration and light refreshments

13h25Introduction Ariel Ezrachi, Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy

13h30 Cartel Enforcement and Criminalisation: An Overview Wouter Wils, European Commission Legal Service & King's College London

14h00 Does Cartel Criminalisation Have a Future Outside of the United States? Insights from the United Kingdom Experience Julian Joshua, Howrey

14h20 Practical issues arising from concurrent criminal prosecutions in the UK and overseas Michael OKane, Peters and Peters

14h40 Discussion

15h00 Tea and Coffee

15h20 Milestone or Roadblock? The Role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in Criminalising Cartels Caron Beaton-Wells, University of Melbourne

15h40 Criminalisation and Compliance: The Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality Christine Parker, University of Melbourne

16h00 Recidivism, Criminalisation and the Growth of the Anti-Cartel Enforcement Industry Christopher Harding, University of Aberystwyth

16h20 Discussion

16h40 Tea and Coffee

17h00 Criminalisation in the Context of Negotiated Regulation Stephen Wilks, University of Exeter

17h20 Cartel Criminalisation: The Role of the Media in the ?Battle for Hearts and Minds? Andreas Stephan, University of East Anglia, Centre for Competition Policy

17h40 Discussion

18h10 Closing remarks Caron Beaton-Wells, University of Melbourne

17h40 Close of workshop

Places for this session are limited. If you wish to attend please register with the Centre in advance.


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