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Private Antitrust Enforcement: taking stock and looking ahead – CLaSF Workshop – Call For Papers

Call for Papers

XLII Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop

Friday, 4th October 2024

Private Antitrust Enforcement: taking stock and looking ahead

IE University/ IE Law School, Madrid (Spain)

In recent years, antitrust institutions and rules have undergone significant changes to adapt to the reality of the markets and to the new values and social objectives pursued. At the enforcement level, the focus has been on the reform and expansion of administrative/public enforcement tools in the digital environment, while in many cases not much attention has been paid to private/judicial enforcement. Nevertheless, the EU is experiencing a growth in antitrust litigation because of several follow-on actions after decisions by the European Commission and National Competition Authorities, in the heat of the changes introduced by the 2014 Directive on damages actions. It is pertinent to look at the past to reflect on the paths taken and the experiences in different jurisdictions, and the future of private claims and the eventual changes needed to improve the effectiveness of the antitrust rules.

Against this background, the Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) 42nd workshop invites contributions (abstract paper proposals from researchers, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers) in relation to any issue within this wide subject. 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), or international levels, or a combination. In addition, we would like the seminar to combine the sharing of research findings obtained by researchers in the early stages of their careers with those of more senior researchers.
The workshop is organized under the direction of Prof. Francisco Marcos (IE University/IE Law School) and Barry J. Rodger (Strathclyde University, Glasgow). It will be hosted in the Madrid Campus by IE University, IE Law School. We are planning a live, in-person event only. The workshop is sponsored by CCS Abogados.

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 Prof Francisco Marcos <Francisco.marcos@ie.edu> and Prof. Barry Rodger <barry.j.rodger@strath.ac.uk>

An abstract is required of approximately 500-1,000 words, to be submitted by no later than 28th June 2024, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by Friday 12th July 2024.

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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


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