| 26 March 2018 Sydney, Australia
The OECD organised a workshop in Sydney on 26 March 2018 to present the results of an OECD review of the Australian Pecuniary Penalties for Competition Law Infringements.
Australia’s system for imposing sanctions for breaches of competition law is capable of delivering substantial and deterrent sanctions for such breaches. In recent years, important cases have increasingly been brought before the courts for decisions about sanctions. Building on prior OECD work comparing sanctions regimes for competition law regimes, Australia has asked the OECD to review its pecuniary sanctions regime and compare it with the practices of a number of representative OECD jurisdictions. The resulting report was presented during a workshop and discussed amongst Australian and international experts from a variety of backgrounds.
In addition to the presentation of the report on Australian Pecuniary Penalties for Competition Law Infringements, the programme included a number of panels where the views of invited academics, legal profession practicionners, judges and the business and consumers society from Australia and abroad were discussed.
The workshop featured Australian and international experts and practitionners including:
Video with key findings
Related materials and links
Sanctions in Antitrust Cases, 2016 Global Forum on Competition Roundtable