“Reconciling disclosure of Confidential Information & enforcement of competition law”

CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Resource person:
Professor Richard Whish QC.

Prof. Whish is Emeritus Professor of Law at King’s College London and in 2014 he was appointed QC Honoris Causa. In 2011 he was recipient of the Global Competition Review Award for Academic Excellence. He is the co-author, with David Bailey, of Competition Law, 8th edition 2015 (OUP), and the author of many other books, articles, case-notes and book reviews on various aspects of international competition law and policy.

Course Synopsis: A key challenge faced by competition agencies in applying confidentiality rules is balancing the need to protect confidential information and the need for transparent enforcement. Addressing the competing objectives of transparency (to the parties under investigation about the evidence against them and more broadly in promoting public understanding of competition enforcement) and confidentiality protections (to information obtained by competition agencies during their investigations) is central to promoting fair, informed, and predictable enforcement.

This session will take participants through the challenges and case laws which have addressed this issue.

Target Audience: Law Practitioners



Experience Level:
Law Practitioners & Legal Officers