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Call for Papers: CLaSF Workshop on 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

Invite contributions to a Workshop  on:

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

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

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running its XXXII Workshop on Thursday, 25 April 2019, at the Law Faculty of Queen Mary University of London. The subject of the workshop will be the broad theme of ‘EU and UK Competition law post-Brexit.’ 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.

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

  • EU and UK Competition Law Post-Brexit;
  • The development of UK competition law post-Brexit;
  • Co-operation in enforcement between the EU and UK competition authorities
  • The future of state aid type rules in the UK;
  • The role of the CMA in competition law enforcement and advocacy;
  • EU Court jurisprudence in the wake of Brexit;
  • The European Economic Area (EEA) competition policy: the role of ESA and EEA Competition authorities;
  • The International dimension of EU Competition Policy: EU Association Agreements and competition policy (CARIFORUM, CARICOM, ACP, Central America, etc.); and,
  • The International Competition networks: ICN, OECD, UNCTAD etc.

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 18 January 2019, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by 29 January 2019. Submission of presentation/draft paper is also required a week prior to the workshop.

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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

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