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Call for Papers – CLaSF Workshop: The Fundamentals of Competition Law

Call For Papers

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and Centre for European Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

invite contributions to a Workshop on

The Fundamentals of Competition Law

at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom on 16 April 2020

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running its XXXIV workshop on 16 April 2020, at the Centre for European Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. The workshop is on the broad theme of “The Fundamentals of 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 (eg EU), or international levels, or a combination.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss fundamental concepts that we rely on in competition law. We are seeking to examine issues in competition law, long since considered settled, that are currently being or ought to be re-examined. For example, though we proscribe certain “agreements” or “concerted practices” do we still have faith in our understanding of what it means to “agree” or “concert” and how these concepts are distinct from “independent action” in an increasingly connected and inter-connected world? Though we have a method of assessment that varies depending on whether we are seeking to identify a restriction “by object” or “by effect” are we sure of what is meant? Is the “rule of reason”, long a staple of competition law discussion, dead? If so, have all the concerns that were advanced by that doctrine died with it? Or have they been relocated or re-emerged elsewhere? Dominance now dominates—but what is dominance, how does it manifest itself, and does our conception of “abuse” capture new modes of exercising “dominance”? Though looking at how firms conduct themselves in the “market”, are our techniques for identifying a “market” sufficiently attuned to address modern day concerns? Have we agreed that consumer welfare is our mission and do we have a shared conception of consumer welfare? We have long thought of consumers as capable—now we hear of the vulnerable consumer. How does the substantive law and enforcement practice respond to this changed perception of the supposed beneficiary of competition law?

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 3 February 2020, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by 17 February 2020. 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.

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CLaSF Workshop: The Courts & Competition Law – Draft Programme

Draft Programme

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

present the programme for a workshop on

 The Courts & Competition Law

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

Moot Court Room, School of Law, Aras na Laoi

Mandatory prior registration by  2nd September 2019 at Declan.Walsh@ucc.ie

Programme

09:30 – 09:50 – Registration and coffee

09:50 – Introduction: Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Mark Poustie (Dean of Law, UCC)

10:00 – 10:45 Keynote Speaker – tbc

 

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee

 

11:00 – 12:00 – The EU Context and Private Enforcement, chair: tbc

Charlotte Leskinen, Striking a Balance between Public and Private Enforcement – the Impact of the Case Law of the Court of Justice, IE University

Alexandru Gabriel Soptica-Vid, CJEU case law developments and current issues in allocating jurisdiction in cross-border EU competition law damages actions, UCD

 

12:00 – 13:30 – National Experiences, chair: tbc

Barry Rodger, Competition Law Private Enforcement: driven by EU institutions, Principles and Instruments or National Mechanisms? An analysis of aspects of Key Themes in Recent  UK Case-law; University of Strathclyde

Rita Griguolaite, Is there any room left for purely domestic situations? The analysis of EU competition law application by Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court in antitrust cases where no Art 101/102 TFEU infringement found, Motieka, Vilnius

Paul Gorecki, The Courts & Competition Law: The Irish Experience, Trinity College Dublin

 

13:30 – 14:45 LUNCH

 

14:45 – 15:45  The Courts and Procedural Issues, chair: tbc

Helene Andersson, Accessing Evidence of Competition Law Infringements through National Courts – A Mission Impossible?, Stockholm University

Haukur Logi Karlsson, Courts and the political mode of deciding, compensating for undue procedural delays in EU’s competition procedure, Reykjavik University

 

15:45-16:00 Coffee

 

16:00 – 17:00  Review of Competition Authority decision-making, chair: tbc

Francisco Marcos, The judicial challenge of the fines imposed by Competition Authorities in Spain: An empirical analysis; IE University

Vincent Power, When does the court of justice of the European Union disagree with the merger decisions of the European Commission?; A & L Goodbody, Dublin

 

17:00 – 17:15 Closing remarks: Declan Walsh (UCC), Barry Rodger (CLaSF)

 

17:45 Drinks Reception at The Kiln, Lady’s Well Brewery, Leitrim St, Cork, kindly hosted by Heineken Ireland

 

19:30 Speakers Dinner, Venue TBC, kindly sponsored by A&L Goodbody Solicitors

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CLaSF Workshop on The International Dimension of Competition Law: EU, Brexit and Beyond …

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy

QMU School of Law

Present a Workshop  on:

The International Dimension of Competition Law: EU, Brexit and Beyond …

at Queen Mary University of London on Thursday, 25 April 2019

School of Law, 339 Mile End Road, London. E1 4NS

Mandatory prior registration by  14th April 2019 via icc@qmul.ac.uk

Programme

09:30 – 09:50 Registration

09:50 Introduction: Barry Rodger (CLaSF),  Eyad Maher Dabbah (ICC)

10:00 – 11:30 Brexit and UK Competition Law, Chair: Angus MacCulloch

Eyad Maher M Dabbah, Brexit and Competition Law: the future relationship between the UK and EU competition law regimes, ICC, QMUL

Barry Rodger, UK Competition Law Enforcement Post-Brexit: Parallel or Subsidiary to EU Law Enforcement?, Strathclyde University

David Little, A “Deep And Special Partnership”? Risks of Misalignment In UK And EU Merger Control  Post-Brexit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

 

11:30-11:45 Coffee

 

11:45 – 13:00  Brexit and Private Enforcement, Chair: Barry Rodger

Annalies Outhuijse, The Netherlands, the new cartel claim paradise after Brexit?, University of Groningen

Konrad Zawodziński, Antitrust compliance and private enforcement of competition law – at the crossroads of disappearing EU law effet utile and supremacy principles, Koźmiński University

 

13:00 – 14:15 LUNCH

 

14:15 – 15:30  Supra-National Competition Law Enforcement, Chair: Maria Ioannidou

Viktoria Robertson, The ECN+ Directive: Strengthening the Pillars of the European Competition Network’s Architecture, University of Graz

Francisco Marcos, Towards a Supranational Competition Policy in Central America, IE, Madrid

 

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

 

15:45 – 17:00  Competition Law and Trade Policy, Chair: Francisco Marcos

Kalpana Tyagi, China’s (Ab-) use of Competition & IPRs to pursue the Industrial Policy Objectives: Does the WTO (really) have all the answers?, University of Arhus

Galyna Kostiukevych, Competition provisions in preferential trade agreements and their impact on anticompetitive conduct within global supply chains: the EU perspective, EUI

 

17:00 – 17:30 Closing Speaker – Colin Raftery, Senior Director of Mergers, CMA

 

17:30 Closing remarks: Maria Ioannidou (ICC), Barry Rodger (CLaSF)

 

17.45 Drinks, followed by speakers’ dinner, at Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan Street, Bow.

CLaSF Workshop Programme Published

The Competition Law Scholars Forum are delighted to publish the Draft Programme for their 25 April 2019 Workshop on ‘The International dimension of Competition Law: EU, Brexit and beyond …’ at QMU Law School in London.

The full Programme of speakers and details regarding Registration can be found on the Workshop Event Page.

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New Issue of the Competition Law Review – Volume 13 Issue 2

The Competition Law Scholars Forum are delighted to reveal the latest Issue of the Competition Law Review. The Issue focuses on the broad theme of ‘Reform of Regulation 1/2003 –Effectiveness of the NCAs and Beyond’. It features an Editorial by Giorgio Monti, and articles by Miguel Sousa Ferro, Carsten Koenig, and Annalies Outhuijse.

The full text of the Issue can be found on the Review Page.

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New Issue of Competition Law Review – Volume 13 Issue 1

The Competition law Scholars Forum are delighted to reveal the latest Issue of the Competition Law Review. The Issue focuses on the broad theme of ‘Competition Law and Enforcement Priorities’. It features an Editorial by Mary Catherine Lucey, and Articles by William E Kovacic, Catalin S Rusu, Aiste Selezeviciute & Zeno Frediano, and Vincent Power.

The full text of the Issue can be found on the Review Page.

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Draft Programme: Protection of Free Competition in Markets across History

Draft Programme

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and the Facultad de Derecho of Universidad de Granada (Spain)

for a workshop on

“Protection of Free Competition in Markets across History: Culture, Politics and Law”

at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) on Thursday, 13 September 2018

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running its XXXI workshop on Thursday, 13 September 2018, at the Facultad de Derecho of Universidad de Grandada. The subject of the workshop will be the broad theme of ‘Protection of Free Competition in Markets across History: Culture, Politics and Law’.

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CLaSF Workshop ‘Antitrust at the Intersection of Law and Economics’

Programme

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and
the Institute of Corporate and International Commercial Law of the University of Graz

“Antitrust at the Intersection of Law and Economics”

at the University of Graz (Austria) on Thursday, 19 April 2018.

Venue: Graz Law Faculty, Universitätsstraße 15, Building Part A, 2nd Floor

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