Antitrust in times of crisis


Mariana Tavares de Araujo participated in the Webinar on “Antitrust in Times of Crisis” organized by the OECD - OCDE Competition Committee on May 28 for the members of the Committee. The Webinar focused on two key topics: Competitor Cooperation and Cartels and Abusive Practices/Excessive Pricing. Mariana’s intervention focused on business concerns and needs regarding enforcement in both areas. Other speakers included Richard Whish (Professor Emeritus, King’s College, UK) and John Davies (Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon, UK and France). Please see below the links to the background papers prepared by the OECD for the Webinar:

Exploitative pricing in the time of COVID-19 - This note analyses the role of competition agencies facing high prices caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Co-operation between competitors in the time of COVID-19 - This note identifies some of the criteria that competition authorities may consider when assessing co-operation between competitors in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and presents solutions to some of the challenges raised by their analysis.

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