Openness and Integrity in EU Antitrust
Séminaire des doctorants en droit
We Are Competition
Sciences Po & European University Institute
This lecture is based on the idea that the responsive law model offers an appealing framework for understanding the functioning of modern EU antitrust, and for dealing with one of its key challenges: reasonable disagreement. The conventional approach towards reasonable disagreements could be captured under the autonomous law model. This model, due to its assumptions, fails to grasp the said phenomenon and, thus, proposes an inadequate modus operandi. On the contrary, the responsive law model recognizes that reasonable disagreements are incited by antitrust’s openness and integrity and, therefore, are endogenous in this field of law. As a result, the responsive law model proposes a legal-institutional approach for calibrating openness and integrity. The hallmarks of this approach are: constructive teleological interpretation, experimentalist network-based enforcement and courts operating as catalysts. EU antitrust bears several features that correspond to responsive law and could further benefit from the modus operandi of this model.
The event will be held in English and is open to both members and non-members of Sciences Po. Registration is mandatory for security purposes. Participants will be asked to present an ID when entering the building.