…with Isabelle de Silva
In this month’s edition of CPI Talks… we have the pleasure of speaking with Isabelle de Silva, President of the French Competition Authority (the Autorité de la concurrence).
In this month’s edition of CPI Talks… we have the pleasure of speaking with Isabelle de Silva, President of the French Competition Authority (the Autorité de la concurrence, or “AdC”).
Thank you, Ms. de Silva, for sharing your time for this interview with CPI.
1. In January of this year, the AdC published a report (the “AdC Report”) reflecting on the AdC’s use of behavioral remedies in competition enforcement. What, in your view, are the key conclusions to be drawn from this report?
The AdC Report sets out how the AdC has used behavioral remedies in merger and antitrust cases so far. Its purpose is twofold: to provide technical guidance for companies, competition law practitioners and academics, and to drive thinking forward on the use of behavioral remedies by the AdC in the future.
The report acknowledges that behavioral remedies have several important advantages. They can take many forms and adapt to many situations. The decision-making practice in antitrust cases has also shown that, when proposed remedies are discussed with third parties, they can, sometimes, bring to light difficulties with existing regulations, so the process is helpful in that it makes it possible to also address these problems.