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Clues, campaigns & carrots: Competition authorities should drive prevention by proactively mobilising companies for more compliance

Steve Leroy, Concurrences N° 3, 2015

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In order to maximise competition law compliance, I argue that it is most efficient and effective for society if competition authorities complement their successful repression with a true preventative approach, mobilising business resources more than it is the case today. Prevention should comprise: clear information (“clues”); proactive advocacy (“campaigning”); and occasional incentives (“carrots”). In addition, as most important “clues”, I suggest a simple standard “M8” model for effective competition law compliance programmes.

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