Articles

THE ITALIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY’S MAIEUTIC ROLE


Abstract


Does the Italian Competition Authority play a «maieutic» role within the legal system? In this article the Author seeks to provide an answer to that question, by focusing on advocacy powers and the effects of antitrust compliance programs. To this end he examines the latest advocacy interventions as well as the Italian Competition Authority’s approach in assessing antitrust compliance programs implemented by undertakings in the most recent cases. Finally, the Author explores whether the Italian Competition Authority may act as an “a quo” judge within the constitutional meaning.

Keywords


Maieutic; Advocacy; Compliance; Fines; “a quo” judge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12870/iar-12426

References






Rivista Italiana Antitrust / Italian Antitrust Review
ISSN: 2284-3272

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