Live comments from the CCP Summer Conference 2013
June 7, 2013 Leave a comment
Peter Freeman (CAT) advocates for judicial review of competition cases by a specialist competition tribunal such as the CAT as opposed to general courts. He highlighted the advantageous features of a specialised tribunal including. The court needs to have the expertise and experience to hear economic evidence. A specialised court is also speedier than in front of a general court. Flexible procedures tailored to competition cases are also beneficial He especially emphasises that the independence of such a tribunal is paramount. However, this independence could be threatened if government regards the tribunal simply as part of the competition system rather than a court upholding the law.