Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Rene Smits, Netherlands Competition Authority and University of Amsterdam explores Competition law enforcement in times of crisis.
ABSTRACT: Since the start of the current economic crisis, there have been calls on competition authorities to take a step back in their enforcement activity. How should authorities respond to these calls? Professor René Smits, Netherlands Competition Authority and University of Amsterdam, addresses this question and provides recent examples of how ‘crisis cartels’ have been dealt with in the Netherlands and elsewhere.