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University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Monday, August 4, 2014

Enhanced Enforcement Co-operation

The OECD has produced papers on Enhanced Enforcement Co-operation.

International co-operation is a core part of competition-related work at the OECD and the shaping of new co-operation models is key to the benefit of enforcers and business.

In line with the OECD project on international co-operation in competition enforcement, competition delegates participated at a Hearing on Enhanced Enforcement Co-operation on 17 June 2014 so as to study possible new and different forms of co-operation among agencies. Four speakers were invited to share their insights on possible new forms of co-operation and live up the discussion.

Speakers papers and presentations

  • Prof. Michal S. Gal (Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel) presented her research on recognition of foreign decisions, and the criteria for such a system to operate in cartel cases Paper | PPT
  • Chief Judge P. Wood (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States) reviewed the legally approved ways in which courts in different jurisdictions are permitted to assist one another, and how those might help the international cooperation effort Paper | PPT
  • Dr. John Temple Lang (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels, Belgium) reflected on possible models based on the “one-stop-shop” principle, and discussed advantages and challenges of such approaches Paper
  • Prof. Oliver Budzinski (Institute of Economics, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany) presented his research on “lead agency” models and discussed how these models could work in practice in the competition enforcement area Paper | PPT
  • Presentation by the EU on cooperation in inspections
  • Presentation by the ACCC on Australia-New Zealand Cooperation

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