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Investigative powers in practice

 

 30 November 2018  Paris  

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2018 OECD GLOBAL FORUM ON COMPETITION EXPLORED AUTHORITIES' INVESTIGATIVE POWERS IN PRACTICE

Competition authorities assume a crucial and challenging mission: protecting competition in the markets. This mission requires intensive evidence and data gathering. To meet this end, competition authorities are armed with various investigative powers ranging from voluntary interviews to searches in non-business premises. 

In November 2018, the Global Forum on Competition allowed participants to discuss practical issues and share best practices regarding the use of investigative powers through three breakout sessions. Breakout Session 1 discussed challenges and best practices regarding unnannounced inspections in a world where information is mostly produced and stored digitally. Breakout Session 2, explored requests for information, one of the most often used investigative powers, while Breakout Session 3 was devoted to due process and the protection of rights of subjects and third parties without hindering effective investigations. 

All related materials for the discussion are available in this page.

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Moderators

BREAKOUT SESSION 1
Unannounced Inspections on the Digital Age

Sophie BRESNY 
Head of the Inspections Unit, Autorité de la concurrence, France

 

BREAKOUT SESSION 2
Requests for Information: Limits and Effectiveness

Mario YBAR Bio   
National Economic Prosecutor, Chilean Competition Authority (FNE)

 

BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Due Process in relation to Evidence Gathering

Amir Nabil GAMIL IBRAHIM     
Chairperson, Egyptian Competition Authority

 

 

Papers 

» OECD Issues Note: Breakout session 1

» OECD Issues Note: Breakout session 2

» OECD Issues Note: Breakout session 3

» Call for contributions

» Summaries of contributions

Albania (BO2)

Australia (BO1)

Australia (BO2)

Austria (BO1)

Botswana (BO2)

Brazil 

Chile (FNE) (BO2)

Croatia (BO2)

Dominican Republic  (BO2)

European Union (BO1, BO3)

European Union (BO2)

Hong Kong, China 

Hungary (BO1)

Kenya (BO3)

Korea

Mexico (COFECE)

Moldova

Peru

Russian Federation 

Serbia (BO2)

Singapore (BO2)

Slovak Repubic (BO3)

South Africa (BO1)

Sweden (BO2)

Chinese Tapei (BO2)

Ukraine (BO1, BO2, BO3)

United Kingdom (BO2)

United States (BO2, BO3)

  

 
Presentations

 

 
Break-out session 1 - Unannounced Inspections in the Digital Age

Challenges and Best practices regarding the unannounced inspections in a world where information is mostly produced and stored digitally.

 Break-out session 2 - Requests for Information: Limits and Effectiveness

Requests for information, one of the most often used investigative powers, with a focus on the effective use and limitations of power to request information.

Break-out session 3 - Due Process in relation to Evidence Gathering

Due process and the protection of rights of subjects and third parties, without hindering effective investigations.

 
Related links

» Unannounced Inspections in Antitrust Investigations, 2013 (Issues paper for the LACCF)

» Ex-officio cartel investigations and the use of screens to detect cartels, 2013 

» Improving International Cooperation, 2012

» Procedural Fairness - Competition Authorities, Courts and Recent Developments, 2011

» Procedural Fairness: Issues in Civil and Administrative Enforcement Proceedings, 2010  

 

» Global Forum website

» Full list of Competition Policy Roundtables

 

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