Professor Peter Whelan presents his research at the OECD

On 9 June 2020, Professor Whelan discussed his research at a Competition Policy Roundtable organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

With over 180 participants, the closed (virtual) Roundtable brought together competition officials from countries across the globe to discuss best practice in the criminalisation of cartel activity. Professor Whelan was one of three invited speakers, alongside Barbara Rosenberg (a former Director of the Antitrust Division within the Secretariat of Economic Law at the Brazilian Ministry of Justice) and the Honourable James Donato (a Federal US Judge at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California). The Roundtable was chaired by Makan Delrahim, the US Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust. Over 20 delegations provided written submissions for the Roundtable, a number of which (including Israel, Mexico, Australia, Chinese Taipei, Russia, Canada, and Columbia were outlined during the Roundtable itself.

With reference to his recent book on the topic which was published with Oxford University Press, Professor Whelan talked about various practical aspects of his research on cartel criminalisation and answered questions from delegates. Videos were recorded specifically for the event by the invited speakers and are available on the OECD’s website

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The OECD’s Secretariat prepared a Background Note for the Roundtable, focusing on cartel criminalisation. The Background Note cites extensively Professor Whelan’s work in this area, including from his book on cartel criminalisation and from an article published in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.

For more information on the Roundtable, please click here.

For the OECD’s Background Note, please click here.

For more information on the OECD’s competition work, please click here.