Competition

Public and Private Antitrust Enforcement in Competition

 

There is broad agreement that private enforcement can substantially improve the functioning of a competition regime and that individuals and firms who suffer injury from anti-competitive conduct, should be entitled to reasonable compensation.

At the same time, it is important to strike the right balance between public and private enforcement. Antitrust policy and antitrust law enforcement, including private enforcement, should be viewed as an integrated policy system in which numerous factors contribute to the complementary goals of deterrence and compensation.

Obtaining the right balance between these tools and goals is key to ensuring that private enforcement does not adversely affect the effectiveness of public enforcement, and encourages greater compliance with antitrust rules, while avoiding litigation that is wasteful and could discourage socially beneficial conduct.

In June 2015, the OECD held a discussion on the current state of private enforcement in OECD members and other selected jurisdictions, review initiatives to promote more private enforcement and the tools available for this purpose and discussed the practical relationship between public and private antitrust enforcement.  A background note from the Secretariat along with contributions from the participants supported the discussion.

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» Lire le Comtpe rendu de la discussion et la Synthèse

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JUNE 2015 DOCUMENTATION - DOWNLOADS

» Secretariat background note | Note de référence du Secrétariat

» Detailed summary of the discussion Compte rendu de la discussion

» Executive summary with key findings | Synthèse 

Participants contributions

Australia
Austria
Brazil
Bulgaria

Canada
Chile
European Union
Finland
France  English | French
Germany
Indonesia
Israel

» Paper by Dr Tilman Makatsch

» Paper by Ms Irène Luc English | French

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Italy
Japan

Korea
Lithuania

Portugal
Slovak Republic
Sweden
Romania
Russian Federation
United Kingdom
United States
BIAC

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Private Remedies, 2006

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