CCP Member Presents Results Of His Competition Law Research In China

Dr Peter Whelan, a Lecturer in Law at UEA Law School and a Faculty Member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, recently presented the results of his legal research at the conference ‘International Symposium on the Frontier of Antimonopoly Law Enforcement’ held in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China. The conference examined in particular how the enforcement of Chinese competition law could be improved in future. Speakers at the conference included officials from the Chinese competition authorities, as well as legal academics and/or practitioners from China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan.

Dr Whelan delivered a presentation entitled ‘The Challenges of Cartel Criminalization: Lessons from the EU and the UK’, in which he detailed some of the legal and practical challenges which face jurisdictions that wish to enforce their competition laws with criminal sanctions against individuals. Dr Whelan’s research on this particular topic forms the substance of his forthcoming book The Criminalization of European Cartel Enforcement: Theoretical, Legal, and Practical Challenges, which will be published by Oxford University Press as part of their series Oxford Studies in European Law.  

About CCP
The Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) conducts interdisciplinary research into competition policy and regulation.

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