The Role of the Hearing Officer in Competition Proceedings Before the European Commission

29 Pages Posted: 3 May 2012 Last revised: 22 Mar 2017

Wouter P. J. Wils

King's College London; European Commission

Date Written: April 20, 2012

Abstract

This paper deals with the role of the Hearing Officer 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). After a brief discussion of the status of the Hearing Officer, the paper examines the various powers and tasks of the Hearing Officer (other than the organisation and conduct of the oral hearing, which is discussed in a parallel paper 'The Oral Hearing in Competition Proceedings before the European Commission', accessible at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=456087.

JEL Classification: K21, K40, K42, L40

Suggested Citation

Wils, Wouter P. J., The Role of the Hearing Officer in Competition Proceedings Before the European Commission (April 20, 2012). World Competition: Law and Economics Review, Vol. 35, No. 3, September 2012, pp.431-456. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2050478

Wouter P. J. Wils (Contact Author)

King's College London

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London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

European Commission ( email )

Brussels, B-1049
Belgium

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