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CLaSF Workshop: The Courts & Competition Law – Call for Papers

5th September @ 09:00 - 18:00

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Call for Papers

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and The School of Law, University College Cork 

invite contributions to a workshop on

 The Courts & Competition Law

 at University College Cork, Ireland on Thursday 5 September 2019.

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running its XXXIII workshop on Thursday, 5 September 2019, at the School of Law, University College Cork. The subject of the workshop will be the broad theme of ‘The Courts & Competition Law’. We invite abstract paper proposals from researchers, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in relation to any issue within this broad theme. We welcome theoretical, economics-driven, practice-based or policy-focused papers, and we are interested in receiving abstracts for papers which may be focused on perspectives or experience at national, regional (e.g. EU), international levels, or a combination.

 Suggestions are invited particularly in the field of the following matters:

  • The development and experience of specialist competition courts;
  • The duration of cases and the issues of undue delay & the right to a fair hearing;
  • Trial by Judge & Jury in criminal enforcement cases;
  • The importance of judicial training for judges hearing competition cases;
  • The Duty of Cooperation of National Courts in EU Competition Law;
  • The Evaluation of Evidence by Courts;
  • The discretion to the Commission by the CJEU in competition cases;
  • Differences in, and merits of, courts versus competition agencies;
  • Judicial review of decisions by administrative competition authorities;
  • Public enforcement and Private Enforcement of Competition Law: Interaction (or lack of it) between competition authorities and judges;
  • The operation of the Follow-on Damages Regime;
  • Experts and Expert Evidence in Competition Law Court Cases; and,
  • Collective redress before the Courts.

The Workshop will consist of a mix of invited speakers and contributions chosen following this call for papers.

Any person interested in being considered on the basis of the call for papers at the workshop is asked to contact Professor Barry Rodger at barry.j.rodger@strath.ac.uk. An abstract is required of approximately 500-1,000 words, to be submitted by no later than Friday 7 June 2019, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by Friday 21 June 2019. Submission of presentation/draft paper is also required a week prior to the workshop.

Papers presented at the conference can be submitted to the Competition Law Review editorial board with a view to being published in the Review. Note that the Review is a fully refereed scholarly law journal: submission does not guarantee publication.


5th September
09:00 - 18:00
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