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Spring 2010, Volume 3, Number 1

MAR-10(1)
 |  Dec 21, 2015

In this issue: Our first March issue, managed by Senior Editor, Stephen Kinsella, focuses on the European Commission’s Oral Hearings procedure. Although relatively common–in practice oral hearings are requested in…

U.S. Discovery of European Union and U.S. Leniency Applications and Other Confidential Investigatory Materials
 |  Mar 17, 2010

Samuel Miller, Kristina Nordlander, James Owens, Mar 16, 2010 An issue of growing importance in global competition law is the risk that materials produced pursuant to one foreign sovereign’s confidential…

Strengthening Due Process and Public Advocacy: Why the EC Should Open its Oral Hearings to the Press
 |  Mar 17, 2010

Robert McLeod, Mar 16, 2010 With European Commission regulators coming under pressure from all sides to improve procedures and tackle allegations of not respecting due process in its investigations, the…

Oral Hearings: Making the Case Come Alive
 |  Mar 16, 2010

David Lawsky, Peter-Carlo Lehrell, Mar 16, 2010 Just like trials, hearing presentations are a form of competitive theater. They are the opportunity to bring your case alive, adding a dimension…

What (Not) to Expect From the Oral Hearing
 |  Mar 16, 2010

Ulrich Soltsz, Mar 16, 2010 By putting great emphasis on the oral hearing, the new Best Practices package seems to suggest that, in the Commission’s view, the hearing should be…

Oral Hearings and the Best Practices Guidelines
 |  Mar 16, 2010

James Modrall, Ruchit Patel, Mar 16, 2010 On January 6, 2010, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published for consultation three “Best Practices” documents. Two of these Best Practices documents contain…

Is It a Hearing If Nobody is Listening?
 |  Mar 16, 2010

Stephen Kinsella, Mar 16, 2010 There are many criticisms of the oral hearing process. Indeed, there is a general growing tide of criticism of the manner in which competition law…

Oral Hearings – Neither a Trial nor a State of Play Meeting
 |  Mar 16, 2010

Michael Albers, Karen Williams, Mar 16, 2010 Oral hearings have always been one of the more prominent features of the European Commission’s procedure in competition cases, although these proceedings are…

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