SAIC/NDRC01: Remedies in Anti-competitive Agreements and Anti-competitive Unilateral Conduct (abuse of dominance) Cases - day 1

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Wuxi, Jiangsu Province

Moderator: Dr Stanley Wong, StanleyWongGlobal – SW Law Corporation; Special Advisor on competition policy, EU-China Trade Project II
Speakers:

Mr Kris Dekeyser, Head of Unit for Cartels, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission

Dr Emmanuela Truli, Dr Emmanuela Truli, Commissioner-Rapporteur, Hellenic Competition Commission

Ms Monique Van Oers, Director, Legal Department, Netherlands Competition Authority

Mr Ciarán Quigley, Secretary to the Authority and Leniency Officer (former Member of the Authority)

Mr David Anderson, Partner with Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Brussels

Topics:
  1. Introduction to the range of available remedies
  2. Fining Policy and Practice
  3. Model Leniency Policy and Practice
Morning Session
09:00-09:25:

Opening remark Ning Wanglu, Director General of Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau of State Administration for Industry and Commerce

Li Qing, Deputy Director General of Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau of National Development and Reform Commission

Representative from Jiangsu Province

Kris Dekeyser, Head of Unit for Cartels, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission

09:25-09:55:

Discussion 1 - Introduction: the range of available remedies and choice of appropriate remedies by Dr Stanley Wong (15 min discussion with time for consecutive interpretation)

  • prohibition orders (cease & desist)
  • fines (including leniency)
  • settlements
  • behavioural remedies (including implementation and monitoring)
  • private actions
*Commentator: Kris Dekeyser
09:55-10:15: Tea Break
10:15-12:15:

Discussion 2 - Fining Policy and Practice by Monique Van Oers (60 min for presentation and discussion with time for consecutive interpretation)

  • purpose
  • methodology: comparisons across EU competition authorities
  • practice/application in EU
  • court review
*Commentators: Kris Dekeyser, Ciarán Quigley
12:15-12:45: Q&A
12:45-14:00: Lunch
Afternoon Session
14:00-16:00:

Discussion 3 - Model Leniency Policy and Practice by Ciarán Quigley (60 min for presentation and discussion with time for consecutive interpretation)

  • elements of programme
  • choices and rationale in designing programme
  • adoption by EU competition authorities
  • highlights of application by EU competition authorities
  • importance of leniency to enforcement
*Commentators: Kris Dekeyser, David Anderson, Emmanuela Truli ;
16:00-16:20: Tea Break
16:20-17:00: Q&A and Conclusion