EU Due Process Debate Unlikely To Spark Major Shift

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Countering critics of the European Commission's competition enforcement proceedings, a top EC official told a New York audience Thursday that the watchdog is not expecting to make any dramatic changes to its internal enforcement processes in the near future.

Alexander Italianer, the European Commission's director general for competition, defended the EC's competition enforcement system in remarks at an international antitrust conference at Fordham Law School. He confirmed that the regulator is not contemplating radical changes, despite repeated urgings by antitrust practitioners and other stakeholders.

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