OECD-BWB Workshop on Complex Cartel Case Management



 6-7 December 2018  Vienna  


This capacity building workshop held in conjunction with the Austrian BWB explored various ways that competition agencies use in order to improve their cartel detection record and case management in large cartel investigations (e.g. bid rigging cases), with a special emphasis on case, team and evidence management. The workshop was organised in three sessions, devoted to the different phases of the enforcement process: the detection and screening phase, the investigation phase, and the closing of the case.

The objective was to provide training by fostering the exchange of experience and ideas between competition authorities’ staff members with significant first-hand experience in cartel investigations. 



Workshop on cartel screening in the digital era, January 2018

Algorithms and collusion, 2017

Big data: Bringing competition policy to the digital era, 2017

Cartels involving intermediate goods, 2015

Competition and the use of markers in leniency programmes, 2014

Ex-officio cartel investigations and the use of screens to detect cartels

Competition and Procurement, 2011

OECD Recommendation on Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement

Hard Core Cartels: Third Report on the Implementation of the 1998 Recommendation 

Best Practices for the Formal Exchange of Information Between Competition Authorities in Hard Core Investigations 

1998 Recommendation on Effective Action against Hard Core Cartels 

All regulated sectors roundtables 

More OECD work on competition



Three other OECD events were held for competition officials in February 2019. For more info see below:

Workshop on Recent Challenges in Competition and IP in Pharmaceutical Markets,  26 February 2019

OECD Competition Open Day, 27 February 2019 

Workshop on Competition in Publicly Funded Markets, 28 February 2019

Access the full calendar of OECD Competion events 


Man touches globe 

OECD Workshop for Competition Officials (Vienna)


Any questions related to the scope of the workshop should be sent to Cristina Volpin and Sabine Zigelski.



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