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European Union - Fifteenth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 27 March 2007.


Terms of Reference

Foreword—what this Report is about

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Defining the problem

Chapter 3: A new Court—the pros and cons

Chapter 4: Composition and functions of a new Court

Chapter 5: Other solutions

Chapter 6: Increasing the jurisdiction of the CFI

Appendix 1: Sub-Committee E (Law and Institutions)

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: ECJ Statistics

Appendix 4: Reports

List of Oral Evidence

Wednesday 22 November 2006

Wednesday 29 November 2006

Wednesday 6 December 2006

Wednesday 13 December 2006

Wednesday 10 January 2007

Wednesday 17 January 2007

Wednesday 24 January 2007

Written Evidence


Mr Rufus Ogilvie Smals, Mr Alex Nourry, Mr Tim Cowen, and
Mr James Flynn QC, Confederation of British Industry

CBI Brief—15 June 2006    1

Oral evidence, 22 November 2006    3

Supplementary written evidence    13

Mr Onno Brouwer, Chairman, and Mr Georg Berrisch, Member, CCBE Permanent Delegation to the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance
of the European Community and the EFTA Court

Written evidence    16

Oral evidence, 29 November 2006    16

Dr William Bishop, CRA International

Written evidence    30

Oral evidence, 6 December 2006    31

Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, President, and Mr Charles Dhanowa,
Registrar, Competition Appeal Tribunal

Oral evidence, 6 December 2006    38

Sir David Edward QC

Written evidence    47

Oral evidence, 13 December 2006    51

M. Michel Petite, Director General, Legal Services, and Mr Philip Lowe
Director General, DG Competition, European Commission

Written evidence    64

Oral evidence, 10 January 2007    69

Supplementary written evidence    80

Judge Bo Vesterdorf, President of the Court of First Instance of the European
Communities, Judge Nicholas Forwood and Judge John Cooke of the Court of
First Instance and Mr Emmanuel Coulon, Registrar of the Court of First Instance

Oral evidence, 17 January 2007    88

Supplementary written evidence    102

Mr Greg McMahon, Group Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services,
and Mr James Jennings, Group Strategy Director, MyTravel Group plc

Oral evidence, 24 January 2007    106


Allen & Overy    115

BDI (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie)    118

Competition Commission    119

Competition Law Association    126

Department of Trade and Industry    129

International Bar Association    137

International Chamber of Commerce    141

Joint Competition Law Working Party    144

MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France)    147

Office of Fair Trading    149

Peter Roth QC, Monckton Chambers    153

Svenskt Näringsliv (Confederation of Swedish Enterprise)    156

John Temple Lang and Robert O'Donoghue    158

UNICE    162

NOTE: References in the text of the Report are as follows:

(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence

(p) refers to a page of the Report or Appendices, or to a page of evidence

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