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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.

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