School of Law

Dr Peter Whelan presents his research at the Central European University in Budapest

5 June 2015 | Peter Edwards

On 3 June 2015, Dr Whelan presented a paper on procedural fairness at the conference ‘The Procedural Aspects of the Application of Competition Law: European Frameworks – Central European Perspectives’, which was held at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Dr Whelan presented a paper entitled ‘Procedural Fairness and the Co-Existence of Administrative and Criminal Liability for EU Cartel Activity’. This paper analysed (a) the potential for co-existence of criminal and administrative cartel sanctioning regimes within the EU and (b) the potential problems with procedural fairness that such co-existence may engender.

The two-day conference forms part of a wider research project which focuses on the analysis of procedural aspects to the application of competition law, with a focus on the central European states. The project is funded by the Visegrad Fund and involves collaboration with research institutions across four Member States of the European Union: Comenius University (Slovakia); Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland); Hungarian Academy of Science (Hungary); and Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic). The papers from the conference, including that written by Dr Whelan, will be published in due course in an edited collection.

Dr Whelan has recently published a monograph with Oxford University Press entitled The Criminalization of European Cartel Enforcement: Theoretical, Legal, and Practical Challenges.


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