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CLaSF Workshop – The Enforcement of Competition Law in Digital Markets

A Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop

Hosted by the Department of Legal Studies of Università Bocconi of Milan

Friday 22nd April 2022

AS02, Grafton Building, Università Bocconi, Via Roetgen 1

Mandatory prior registration by 15th April 2022. The registration process will be available on Bocconi’s website (https://www.unibocconi.it/wps/wcm/connect/ev/eventi) from 15th March 2022.

PROGRAMME

09:15-09:45 – Registration and coffee

09.45: Introduction: Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Mariateresa Maggiolino (Bocconi University)

09:50-10:50 Market Definition in Digital Markets – Chair: Barry Rodger

Victoria Robertson, Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business,
Antitrust Market Definition for Digital Ecosystems

Bhawna Gulati and Sachin Goyal, Indian Competition Commission,
How relevant is the relevant market in digital platform cases?

10:50-11:15 Coffee Break

 11:15-12:15 Digital Markets and Algorithms- Chair: Angus MacCulloch

Valeria Caforio, PHD candidate, Bocconi University,
Algorithmic tacit collusion: a regulatory approach

Isabella Lorenzoni, PHD Candidate, University of Luxembourg,
An “AI whistle-blower” to monitor algorithmic infringements?

 12:15- 13:15 Mergers in Digital Markets – Chair: Federico Ghezzi

Vincenzo Iaia, PHD Candidate Luiss University, Roma,
(Data) mergers in digital markets, green light…red light!?

Muhammad Wicaksono, PHD candidate, Oxford University; Universitas Gadjah Mada,
Integrating Data Privacy-Based Theories of Harm in Antitrust Analysis of Digital Mergers: Lessons from the EU and US Experiences

 

13:15- 14:15 LUNCH

 

14:15- 15:45 Digital Markets, Enforcement/Remedies and the DMA – Chair: Francisco Marcos Fernandez

Juliane Mendelsohn, Technical University Ilmenau,
Digital Bigness – a case for structural remedies in competition and regulatory law

Catalin Rusu, Belle Beems and Johan Van de Gronden, Radboud University Nijmegen,
The Added Value of the DMA’s Enforcement Framework

Laura Zoboli and Giuseppe Colangelo, University of Warsaw and University of Basilicata,
Amazon Buy Box case: the dawn of self-preferencing case law?

 15:45-16:10 Coffee Break

16.10- 17.10 Regulating Digital Markets: Comparative Approaches – Chair: Mariateresa Maggiolino

Magali Eben and Or Brook, Glasgow University and Leeds University,
Regulating Digital Markets in the EU’s Multi-governance System: Between EU and National Competition Laws and Laws pursuing a ‘predominantly’ different objective

Thomas Tombal, Tilburg Law School,
Ensuring contestability and fairness in digital markets through regulation: a comparative analysis of the EU, UK and US approaches

 

17.10-17.15 closing comments

 

17.45 Drinks

 

19.30 Speakers’ Dinner

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

Constitutional Challenges in Europe

The impact and role of competition law

 

A Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop

Co-organized by the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

and ACCESS EUROPE

Thursday 14th September 2017

University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Roeterseiland REC A, A 3.01

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, NL-1018 WV Amsterdam

 Mandatory prior registration by 7th September at acelg@uva.nl

 PROGRAMME

09:30 – 10:00: Registration

10:00: Introduction: Prof. Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Dr Kati Cseres (Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance)

 

10:10-10:50 Keynote Speaker: Prof. dr. Anna Gerbrandy, Utrecht University

 

10:50-11:10 Coffee

 

11:15-12:15 Rule of Law Challenges and the Role of National Parliaments
Chair: Prof Jonathan Zeitlin, ACCESS EUROPE

  • Kati Cseres, ‘Rule of Law Challenges and the Enforcement of EU Competition Law, a case-study of Hungary and its Implications for EU Law’, ACELG
  • Mary Guy, ‘The Role of the EU and National Parliaments in shaping competition policy in healthcare- experiences from the Netherlands and England’, Lancaster University

 

12:15-13:15  NCA Independence and Accountability
Chair: Prof Francisco Marcos, IE University

  • Barry Rodger, ‘Rule of Law or Rule of Politics: Competition Authority Independence and Accountability, the UK’s CMA’, University of Strathclyde
  • Javier Guillen Carames, ‘Combining Various Regulatory Bodies Into One Multisector Body: The Problem with Independence of NCAs’, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid

 

13:15-14:30 LUNCH

 

14:30- 16:00  Competition Law, Constitutionalism and Particular Case Studies
Chair: Prof Johan van de Gronden, Utrecht University

  • Jotte Mulder, ‘The constitutional implications of the economisation and modernisation of EU competition law: a case study from the Netherlands’, Utrecht University
  • Antoine Duval, ‘Competition law as Constitutional Law: Counter-democratizing the lex sportive through EU Competition law control’, Asser Institute, The Hague
  • David Reader, ‘Understanding the ‘uneasy bedfellows’: The prospects for foreign investment review and merger control in the UK’, CCP, UEA

 

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

 

16:15-17:15 Constitutional Challenges: Effectiveness and Private
Chair: Angus MacCulloch, Lancaster University

  • Cristina Volpin, ‘Constitutional Challenges in Europe- The Impact and Role of Competition Law’, QMU, London
  • Bruce Wardhaugh, ‘The More Economic Approach and Private Actions: A Rule of Law Threat in the EU?’, University of Manchester

 

17:15-17:30 Closing remarks: Kati Cseres (ACELG), Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF)

 

17:30 Drinks, followed by speakers dinner sponsored by Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance and ACCESS EUROPE

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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