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Jevons Forum 2010: Cartel Sanctions and the Balance of Optimal Enforcement

UCL Faculty of Laws Events

Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

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The UCL Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual  Forum on Antitrust and Regulation:


CARTEL SANCTIONS AND THE BALANCE OF OPTIMAL ENFORCEMENT


to be held on 4 February 2010  from 5.30 - 8.00pm, at UCL Law Faculty, London
accredited with 2 CPD hours by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority


About this event:

Use of cartel sanctions and the effectiveness of public and private enforcement against cartels is coming under renewed scrutiny.  Some of the issues that are being considered in Europe include: enhanced penalties for recidivism, full waivers for leniency applicants who are also ringleaders, co-operation outside the leniency process, the role of private damages and the issue of parent-company liability.  The issue of criminal sanctions is being considered at national level.  The incoming Commissioner Almunia and DG Comp will have to tackle all these issues in the coming months.  These themes have implications also national level for both national authorities and courts, particularly in the UK where private damages are taking off and cartelists can be exposed to criminal prosecutions.  Judge Douglas Ginsburg of US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit will discuss some of those issues from a US and international perspective and the Jevons Forum will include contributions from John Fingleton of the OFT, Ewoud Sakkers of the European Commission and a judge from the newly-renamed EU General Court.  Sir Christopher Bellamy a former CFI judge and President of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal will chair the debate.


Programme:

17:30 Registration
UCL South Cloisters 
18:00 Welcome 
Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC,
Dean, UCL Faculty of Laws 


Chair
Sir Christopher Bellamy QC

  Speakers:
  • Judge Douglas Ginsburg
    US Court of Appeal District of Columbia Circuit
  • John Fingleton
    Office of Fair Trading 
  • Ewoud Sakkers
    European Commission, DG Comp, Head of Cartels Unit
 20:00  Drinks Reception

 




Date:
Wednesday 4 February 2010
Time: 6 - 8pm
Accreditation: 2 CPD hours, Law Society and Bar Standards Board 

Venue: UCL Central Campus, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
nearest underground Euston Square, Warren Street and Euston

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Queries: Please contact Lisa Penfold, Events Manager at UCL Law Faculty
email: lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk
phone: +44 (0)20 7679 1514 

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UCL Central Campus
Gower Street (north end)<br />
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)


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