Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES)

EVENTS

The CLES is currently planning the following events:

Recent Developments in US Antitrust Law
Speaker:
Renata Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division
9 December 2014

The Challenging Nature of Cartel Criminalisation: A Case Study of the UK
Speaker: Dr Peter Whelan, University of Leeds
3 February 2015

For more information, please go to the events pages.

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Events

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UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society

Special guest lecture
Recent Developments in US Antitrust Law

Speaker: Renata Hesse (Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division)

9 December 2014

Registration at 12:45pm, Lecture from 1.05 - 2pm

About the speaker:

Renata B. Hesse is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. From November 16, 2012, until the confirmation of Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, Ms. Hesse served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. She rejoined the Antitrust Division in March of 2012, having previously served in several different capacities at the Division between 1997 and 2006. Immediately prior to returning to the Division, Ms. Hesse served as Senior Counsel to the Chairman for Transactions at the Federal Communications Commission, where she oversaw the Commission’s investigation of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Before that, Ms. Hesse was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Ms. Hesse has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2007- 2011), The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists (2009-2011), and received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2005.

Register for this event online free of charge

UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society

The Challenging Nature of Cartel Criminalisation: A Case Study of the UK

Speaker: Dr Peter Whelan, University of Leeds

3 February 2015, 13:00 - 14:00

Accreditation: This event is accredited with 1 CPD hour with the SRA (BSB pending)
About this lecture:

There is a growing tendency within the EU to criminalise ‘hard core’ cartel activity. One of the EU Member States that currently imposes criminal sanctions (imprisonment) for cartel activity is the UK. Although the Cartel Offence has been on the UK legislative books for more than ten years, efforts to enforce it to date have been subjected to considerable criticism. The UK Government recently conceded that enforcement of the Cartel Offence had been ineffective and that legislative change was required in order to reform the Cartel Offence so that it would become fit for purpose. Following a lengthy consultation process, legislative reform of the Cartel Offence was undertaken. On 1 April 2014, Section 47 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 entered into force, ensuring significant changes to the criminal UK Cartel Offence. Dr Whelan’s presentation examines in detail the specific reforms of the Cartel Offence and argues that, although considerable improvement has been made, the UK authorities currently have at their disposal a criminal offence that is fundamentally flawed and unworkable in practice. He therefore argues that further reform is advised.

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