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Compliance Week Europe Opens With Insights on Antitrust Enforcement

Joe Mont | October 13, 2014

This year’s Compliance Week Europe conference began on Monday morning in Brussels with a keynote address by Ewoud Sakkers of the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission on the topic of compliance with European antitrust laws and regulations.

Beginning in 2001, Sakkers worked in the area of antitrust enforcement in DG Competition, where was a head of unit in the Cartels Directorate. From July 2010 until September 2012 he was head of unit of the European Competition Network in the Policy and Strategy Directorate. Currently, he operates as an adviser within the Policy and Strategy Directorate.

Europe takes its antitrust laws and regulations very seriously – Google, Apple, and Amazon are just a few of the many companies that have learned that the hard way recently. Evidence of that...

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