28 October 2021 Virtual event
International co-operation of competition authorities is essential to address anti-competitive mergers and anti-competitive conduct with effects in more than one jurisdiction, or that is caused by firm behaviour in another jurisdiction. The existence and continued growth of large multi-national firms and digitalisation exacerbate the cross-border challenges to competition enforcement.
The OECD has a long tradition of facilitating international enforcement co-operation and establishing standards, substantive and procedural.
Recent work has shown that while international enforcement co-operation is a daily occurrence and high on the agenda of the OECD’s Member Countries, persistent obstacles exist that stifle its further growth and effectiveness. The exchange of confidential information still meets significant challenges, investigative assistance to other authorities meets legal and resource constraints, and joint enforcement against common or parallel infringements is the exception.
This workshop in October 2021 set out to explore how the identified obstacles to information exchanges and enhanced enforcement co-operation can be overcome, which legal models exist in other enforcement areas, and what could be the vision and strategy for the future of international enforcement co-operation to be addressed by the OECD and its Member Countries.
Frédéric Jenny Bio
Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee
Legal Advisor, OECD Directorate for Legal Affairs
Paul Hondius Bio
Senior Advisor, International Co-operation and Tax Administration, OECD
Director External Relations, Norwegian Competition Authority
Rod Sims Bio
Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Teresa Moreira Bio
Head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD
Anna Caroline Müller Bio
Legal Affairs Officer, WTO
John Pecman Bio
Senior Business Advisor, Fasken, and former Commissioner of Competition, Canadian Competition Bureau
Marianela López-Galdos Bio
Global Competition Counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Any questions related to the scope of the workshop should be sent to Sabine Zigelski.
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Teresa Moreira on international organisations in fostering co-operation
Marianela López-Galdos on enforcement co-operation in a digital world
Rod Sims on the need to overcome legal obstacles to international enforcement co-operationAnna Caroline Müller on the links between trade policy and competition enforcement co-operation
Visions for Competition Enforcement Co-operation: A Trade Perspective
International co-operation in competition
OECD Recommendation concerning International Co-operation on Competition Investigations and Proceedings
OECD/ICN Report on International Co-operation in Competition Enforcement 2021
Challenges of international co-operation in competition law enforcement
Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters
A Toolkit for Becoming a Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters