Thursday, February 21, 2013
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Below is a link to a survey on transparency and due process practices followed by competition enforcement agencies worldwide. This survey is being conducted in parallel to the Investigative Process Project (the "Project ") currently undertaken by the Agency Effectiveness Working Group ( "AEWG ") of the International Competition Network. Through this survey, we are trying to gather information on actual experiences (both good and bad) of practitioners before different competition enforcement agencies. A goal of this survey would be to assist the AEWG's work with respect to the Project, and to inform potential best practice principles that are developed in the area of transparency and due process.
We recognize that this survey may request potentially sensitive information about past or current matters pending before competition enforcement agencies. All of the specific responses gathered by this survey will be kept confidential and will only be seen by the three individuals below. The results of this survey will be aggregated in a manner that protects both the identities of specific investigations or matters as well as the individual survey respondents, and a summary report will presented to the Project Chairs (the U.S. FTC and DG Comp) to give a meaningful overview of the survey responses. All respondents will have an opportunity to review this summary report before it is provided to the Project Chairs.
We are forwarding this survey to you as an respected international competition law practitioner. Please feel free to forward it to additional practitioners who may be interested in the Project. Thanks in advance for participating in the survey, and please contact any of us if you should have questions. The deadline for response to this survey is March 11.
James F. Rill, ICN NGA, Baker Botts LLP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Webb ICN NGA, Baker Botts LLP, email@example.com
Sean Heather, ICN, NGA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, firstname.lastname@example.org