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Workshop: Competition Law and Enforcement Priorities

16th September 2016

UCD Sutherland School of Law - Business, Law and Regulation Research Group (BLREG) Seminar
UCD Sutherland School of Law – CLaSF Workshop

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and UCD Sutherland School of Law (BLREG)


At UCD Sutherland School of Law (Belfield, Dublin 4) on Friday, 16 September 2016




09:30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00: Introduction – Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Mary Catherine Lucey (UCD BLREG)


Keynote Speaker – Professor William E. Kovacic, George Washington University Law School
‘Prioritization, Project Selection and Agency Effectiveness’


10.45-11.15 Coffee



Prioritisation and Article 102 – Chair: Patrick Kenny, Member CCPC

‘Enforcement priorities Paper on Article 102 TFEU: Is a Title Enough to Overtake Constitutional Rules and Fundamental Rule-Of-Law Principles?’,
Konstantinos Sidiropoulos, DPhil Candidate, Oxford University;

‘Far Beyond Meaningless: the non-enforcement of exploitative excessive prices’,
Carmen Rodilla Marti, PhD Candidate, University of Valencia



Prioritising Enforcement: Commitments and State aid complaints – Chair: Professor Barry Rodger

‘Commitments: Guidance for a New Enforcement Style’,
Stavros Makis, PhD Candidate, Department of Law, EUI, Florence;

‘Prioritisation in state aid control: Filtering out “unwanted” complaints’
Oskar Van Maren, The Asser Institute, the Hague


13:15-14:30 LUNCH


14:30- 15.45

Priorities in Enforcement: A Global and EU Perspective – Chair: Judge John Cooke

‘Goals, Values and Priorities of Competition Agencies: A View from Practice Around the World’
Dr Julian Nowag, Lund University, Sweden, and CCLP, & Dr Maria Ioannidou, QMU London and CCLP.

‘The Actual Role of Boosting the EU Competition Law Enforcement powers of NCAs: In Need of a Reframed Formula’
Catalin S. Rusu, Associate Professor of European law, Radboud University, Nijmegen

‘Implications Of Competition Law Enforcement In The Electricity Sector: Comparative Analysis Of The UK And US’
Francisca Kusi-Appiah, PhD Candidate – CEPMLP University of Dundee


15.45-16:00 Coffee Break



Enforcement priorities in Scotland and Ireland – Chair: Angus MacCulloch,

‘Is There a case for a Scottish Competition Authority? Contrasting Old, New and Regional Competition Enforcement Priorities in large, small and regional EU Economies’
Aiste Slezeviciute, PhD candidate, Edinburgh Law School, and Solicitor, S and W, Edinburgh and Zeno Frediani, Solicitor, S and W

‘An Analytical Review of the Choices/priorities made by Ireland’s Competition Authority/Competition and Consumer Protection Commission 1991-2016’
Dr Vincent Power, Partner, A & L Goodbody, Dublin


17:10-17:30 Closing Address: Dr John Temple Lang

17:30 Closing remarks
Professor Imelda Maher MRIA, Sutherland Professor of European Law UCD Sutherland School of Law, &  Prof Barry Rodger (ClaSF)

17.45Taxis to Central Dublin for bar/restaurant for speakers and participants


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