Workshop on Disguised Cartels and Collective Dominance in Competition Policy - Day 3

Workshop on Disguised Cartels and Collective Dominance in Competition Policy
Kunming Dian Chi Spring Spa Resort
NO.1288 Dian Chi Road, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

Agenda
23 October 2013


Moderator: Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

09:00-10:00

INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS: From Start to Finish
- finding and analysing clues
- determining whether to open a case investigation;
- methodology of evidence collection;
- inspections and information requests;
- interviews of individuals and hearings under oath;
- screening evidence;
- electronic based evidence handling and analysing;
- use of experts (internal and external);
- leniency;
- settlements; commitments
- case reference illustrating the above

Speech: EU Practice
Presented by: Mr Torben TOFT, Administrator, International Relations (A-5), DG Competition, European Commission

 

Commentators:
Ms Victoria BALAGUER, Senior Case Officer, Monopolies Division, Competition Authority (Ireland)
Mr Simon GENEVAZ, Deputy Head of Unit, Autorité de la Concurrence (France)

10:00-11:00

Specific Issues in Abuse of Dominance Cases
Impact of effects-based approach to enforcement in abuse cases; Use of economic evidence; Use of economic experts; Shaping Remedies; Settlements and its enforcement
Presented by: Ms Victoria BALAGUER , Competition Authority (Ireland)

11:00-11:30

Speech: SAIC Practice on Abuse of Dominance Investigations
Presented by: Ms CAO Hongying, Director of General Office, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R.China

11:30-11:50

Tea Break

11:50-12:10

Discussants: Mr Torben TOFT, DG Competition, European Commission
Mr Simon GENEVAZ , Autorité de la Concurrence (France)

12:10-12:40

Q & A Session

12:40-14:10

Lunch

Moderator: Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

14:10-15:10

 

 

Specific Issues in Horizontal Agreements and Vertical Agreement Cases
Role of leniency and its impact on investigative process; Role of settlements and its impact on investigative process;
Presented by: Mr Simon GENEVAZ, Autorité de la Concurrence (France)
Commentators: Mr Torben TOFT , DG Competition, European Commission
Ms Victoria BALAGUER , Competition Authority (Ireland)

14:40-15:00

Tea Break

15:00-15:20

Speech: SAIC Practice on Horizontal and Vertical Agreements Investigations
Presented by: Mr SONG Yang, Deputy Director, Fair Trade Enforcement Division, Liaoning Administration for Industry and Commerce

15:20-16:10

Q & A Session

16:10-16:20

Closing Remarks

[Simultaneous interpretation both from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]