Centre for Business Law and Practice Seminar: Fighting Cross-Border Cartels

Dr Pierre Horna (Legal Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) will present the research he conducted for his recent book, which is entitled Fighting Cross Border Cartels.

Dr Horna's talk will be followed by commentary from Dr Natalie Harsdorf (Head of Legal Service and Acting Managing Director, Federal Competition Authority, Austria).


This presentation focuses on Dr Horna’s recently published book: Fighting Cross-Border Cartels: The Perspective of the Young and Small Competition Authorities (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2020). This book is the first detailed treatment of the approaches taken to enforce competition laws against cross-border cartels (CBCs) from the perspective of young and small competition authorities (more than 70% of the total number of authorities worldwide). No other legal or inter-disciplinary scholarship exists in the market that deals with the issue of a taxonomy of CBCs combined with young/small competition authorities’ problems. The book looks at the extent of the harms caused by CBCs and issues associated with tackling them at a transnational level. It explains why past solutions to problems with cooperation have failed and proposes novel ideas on how to improve cooperation and coordination in certain types of CBC investigations (transnational and regional CBCs). The proposals are based on primary-source information and observations made by the author as part of his work in the UN, and interviews with leading enforcers from young, small, old and large jurisdictions.

The event will take place via Zoom and will be recorded. Registration for this event will be understood as indicating consent to the talk being recorded.

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