The Oral Hearing in Competition Proceedings Before the European Commission

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Wouter P. J. Wils

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law; European Union - European Commission

Date Written: April 21, 2012

Abstract

This paper deals with the (formal) oral hearing in competition proceedings conducted by the European Commission for the enforcement of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (antitrust proceedings) and under the EU Merger Regulation (merger proceedings). It analyses the legal basis and the nature and purpose of the oral hearing, examines who can request an oral hearing, and who can attend and speak at the oral hearing, compares the oral hearing with state of play meetings, and provides some general observations as to what factors may make addressees of a statement of objections decide in favour or against requesting an oral hearing.

JEL Classification: K21, K40, K42, L40

Suggested Citation

Wils, Wouter P. J., The Oral Hearing in Competition Proceedings Before the European Commission (April 21, 2012). World Competition: Law and Economics Review, Vol. 35, No. 3, September 2012, pp.397-430. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2050453

Wouter P. J. Wils (Contact Author)

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Somerset House East Wing
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London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

European Union - European Commission ( email )

Brussels, B-1049
Belgium

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