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Constitutional Challenges in Europe – the impact and role of competition law

Call for Papers

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and
the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

invite contributions to a workshop

‘Constitutional Challenges in Europe – the impact and role of competition law’.

At the University of Amsterdam, on Thursday 14th September 2017.

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running a workshop on Friday 14th September 2017 at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The subject of the workshop will be the broad theme of ‘Constitutional Challenges in Europe – the impact and role 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.

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

  • Rule of law challenges in Europe and its impact on competition law (enforcement)
  • The impact of Brexit on the enforcement of EU competition law
  • The role of EU competition law in reinforcing the EU’s political constitution
  • Rule of law challenges and the political accountability of NCAs
  • The role of the EU and national parliaments in shaping (EU) competition policies
  • The external competition law of the EU
  • How do emerging non-competition interests defy the analytical framework of (EU) competition law

The conference 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 conference is asked to contact Professor Barry Rodger at barry.j.rodger@strath.ac.uk.

An abstract is required of approximately 500-1000 words, to be submitted by no later than 26 May 2017, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by 9 June 2017. 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.

Competition Law Review

Volume 12 Issue 1 of the Competition Law Review Published

The latest Issue of the Competition Law Review, Vol 12 Issue 1, has been published – focusing on ‘Public Enforcement of Competition Law’.

The Issue has an Editorial from Francisco Marcos; five fascinating Articles, by Mary Catherine Lucey, Jurgita Malinauskaite, Marta Ottanelli, Evi Mattioli, and Miguel Sousa Ferro & Evelyne Ameye; and, a review of Conor Quigley QC, European State Aid Law and Policy. Continue reading Volume 12 Issue 1 of the Competition Law Review Published

Call for Papers: Reform of Regulation 1/2003

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and 

the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, University of Warsaw

invite contributions to a workshop

“Reform of Regulation 1/2003 – Effectiveness of the NCAs and Beyond”

At the University of Warsaw, on Friday 28th April 2017

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running a workshop on Friday 28th April 2017 at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, Warsaw, Poland. The subject of the workshop will be the broad theme of ‘Reform of Regulation 1/2003 – Effectiveness of NCAs and Beyond’. Continue reading Call for Papers: Reform of Regulation 1/2003

Workshop: Competition Law and Enforcement Priorities

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

 

PROGRAMME

 

09:30 – 10.00: Registration

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

10.10-10.45

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

 

10.45-11.15 Coffee

 

11.15-12.15

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

 

12.15-13:15

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

 

16:00-17:10

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

Volume 11 Issue 2 of the Competition Law Review Published

The latest Issue of the Competition Law Review has been published, focusing on ‘Object and Effect’ in Competition Law.

The Issue has an Editorial from Pablo Ibáñez Colomo; three exciting Articles, by Elias Deutscher and Stavros Makris, Bruce Wardhaugh, and Stephen Dnes; Case Comment on the Eturas judgment; and, a review of Heide-Jørgensen, et al, Aims and Values in Competition Law. Continue reading Volume 11 Issue 2 of the Competition Law Review Published

Workshop: Competition and Regulatory Trends in Digital Markets

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and Lisbon Law School (Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa/FDL) in conjunction with its Jean Monnet Chair in Economic Regulation in the EU

At Lisbon Law University (FDL), Alameda da Universidade, Lisbon

DRAFT PROGRAMME

09:15 – 9:45: Registration

09:45: Introduction: Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Prof Luis Morais (FDL)

 

09:50-10:30

Keynote Speaker – Prof João Confraria (Católica University, Member of the Board of ANACOM, Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority) – ‘A future for ex ante electronic communications regulation?’

 

10:30-11:45

Big data and Competition Law:- Chair: Luis Morais

‘The Role of Consumer Data in the Enforcement of US and EU Competition Law’,
Dr Konstantina Bania, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (Robert Schuman Centre), Florence

 

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

 

12:00-13:15

Digital Markets and Competition Law:- Chair: Angus MacCulloch

‘Net Neutrality, Do Not Track, and Antitrust Law:  The Applicability of Competition Law to the ‘Digital Market’ under the US and EU Competition Law Systems’,
Mariya Naulo, J.D, University of Michigan and Gul Gok, Ph.D. Candidate, Strathclyde University Law School

‘Digital Markets and Emerging Competition Regimes: The Case of Hong Kong’
Prof Sandra Marco Colino, The Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

13:15-14:45 LUNCH

 

14:45- 16:15

Market Definition and Digital Markets:- Chair: Alan Riley

‘What role for Antitrust market Definition in Digital Markets?’,
Prof. Viktoria Robertson, Asst Prof, Faculty of Law, University of Graz

‘Market power, innovation and consumer welfare: a focus on digital platforms and IP rights’,
Dr Florence Thepot, Law School, University of Glasgow

16:15-16:30 Coffee Break

 

16:30-17:30

Digital Markets, Innovation and Abuse:- Chair: Barry Rodger

‘Abuse of Dominance in Online Free Services:- Overview of Recent Cases’
Dr Miguel Sousa Ferro, Law School, Universidade de Lisboa

‘Innovation by Dominant Firms in Digital Markets: Damned if you Don’t…But Damned if you do!’
Prof Francisco Marcos, IE Law School, Madrid

17:30-17:55 Overview

17:55 Closing remarks

 

Registration

Mandatory prior registration by 8 April 2016. Attendance is free for all CLaSF Members

All Registration Enquiries to marisaquaresmareis@fd.ulisboa.pt