Monday, July 11, 2011
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
CLEN: Second Annual Baxt Lecture on Competition LawWed 24/08/2011
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
|Speaker||Professor Richard Whish|
Convenor: Associate Professor Caron Beaton-Wells
Topic: Private Enforcement of Competition? European Developments
Description: Private claims for damages to compensate for losses caused by anti-competitive conduct have been a longstanding and, at times, controversial feature of United States’ competition law. In recent years, however, growing momentum in favour of private enforcement of competition law has been seen outside of the US, particularly in Europe. This development raises challenging questions of policy and practice, particularly in the context of collective redress. In Australia, there has been a recent spate of private actions in respect of major cartels. However, some have argued that the hurdles are too high and that the system weighs too heavily in favour of public enforcement at the expense of compensation for victims of anti-competitive conduct. Providing insights of great interest to the Australian debate, the Second Annual Baxt Lecture will see one of Europe’s leading competition law scholars address the questions raised by private enforcement based on recent European experience.
Details: Date: Wednesday 24 August
Time: 1-2pm (light lunch from 12.30pm)
Venue: Theatre G08, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria
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The Lecture is named in honour of Professor Bob Baxt AO in recognition of his substantial contribution to the development of competition law in Australia. In particular, the Lecture acknowledges his significant support for the establishment of competition law as a recognised and sought after discipline at the graduate level at the Melbourne Law School. Professor Baxt is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the competition law specialty in the Melbourne Law Masters program.