Day 5 - Workshop on Basic Concepts and Principles in Competition Law Enforcement

EU-China Competition Week
Workshop on Basic Concepts and Principles in Competition Law Enforcement
13-14 March 2014, Beijing, China
Minzu Hotel, Donghua Hall
No.51 Fuxingmennei Dajie, Xichang District,Beijing, China

Agenda
14 March 2014


08:30-09:00

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

09:00-11:00

Session III – Assessing the evidence: as illustrated by relevant case experiences
Speech on the Practice of the European Commission (DG Competition):

  • at preliminary stage, to determine whether there is sufficient evidence of possible infringement to warrant an investigation:
  • indicators of anti-competitive behaviour in horizontal agreement cases, in vertical agreements cases, abuse cases
  • investigative stage:
  • evidence for defining the relevant market: geographic dimension and product dimension
  • evidence of infringement: horizontal agreement cases, vertical agreement cases, abuse cases
  • Use of economic evidence: what types?

Presented by:
Mr Johan SAHL, Deputy Head of Unit, Cartels and Mergers, Konkurrensverket (Swedish Competition Authority), Stockholm
Mr José-Maria CARPI-BADIA, Deputy Head of Unit (E-2) for Antitrust regarding consumer goods, basic industries, agriculture and manufacturing, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

11:00-11:30

Tea Break

11:30-12:30

Q & A Session
Mr José-Maria CARPI-BADIA, DG Competition, European Commission
Mr Johan SAHL, Swedish Competition Authority

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Session IV – Making the decision and imposing the sanction

 

  • preparing the decision:
  • preparing investigative report with reference to evidence
  • elements of an investigative report
  • dealing with the parties
  • access to the file
  • determining the Sanction:
  • guiding principles
  • calculating the fine, if any
  • preparing the formal decision and reasons

Presented by:
Mr Stephan SCHWEIKARDT, Rapporteur, 3rd Decision Division (Healthcare, Chemicals and Textiles), Bundeskartellamt (German Competition Authority), Bonn
Mr José-Maria CARPI-BADIA, DG Competition, European Commission

15:30-16:00

Tea Break

16:00-17:00

Roundtable Discussion and Q & A Session
Participants:
Ms YANG Jie, Director, Anti-Monopoly Legislative Affairs Division, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R.China
Mr José-Maria CARPI-BADIA, DG Competition, European Commission
Mr Torben TOFT, Principal Administrator (International Relations, A-5), Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels
Mr Johan SAHL, Swedish Competition Authority
Mr Stephan SCHWEIKARDT, German Competition Authority

17:00-17:15

Closing Remarks
Ms LIU Ye, Deputy Director General, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R.China
Mr Torben TOFT, DG Competition, European Commission