The proceedings, held on 2 February 2010, dealt with the European Commission's anti-cartel enforcement. They were designed to explore ways in which deterrence and efficiency can be enhanced in cartel investigations.
The proceedings were held in the context of swearing in a new European Commission. Dr Maher Dabbah was the representative of academia and practice at the proceedings. The Commission was represented by Philip Lowe, outgoing Director General for Competition in the European Commission. The business community was represented by Karl Hofstetter, General Counsel and Member of the Board of Directors, Schindler Group-one of the world's biggest corporations and leading global mobility provider. The new Commission is expected to be confirmed this week.