Oral hearing Representation
Representation at the oral hearing
Article 14(4) of Reg. 773/2004 provides that persons invited to attend shall either appear in person or be represented by legal representatives (e.g. board members) or by representatives authorised by their constitution.
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The Hearing Officer decides after consultation with the Director responsible for the case whether or not interested third parties are to be heard orally (Article 6(2) of the HO Terms of Reference). In case the Hearing Officer refuses a third party request to be heard orally, s/he informs the party concerned by way of a substantiated letter.
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The Commission may also invite any other person to express its views at the oral hearing (Article 13(3) of Regulation 773/2004).
- Information about Oral hearing Representation in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)
- Information about Oral hearing Representation in EU Competition Procedure, 3rd. Edition, Edited by Luis Ortiz Blanco (Oxford University Press)