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CLaSF Workshop – Promoting Fairness, Accessibility, and Sustainability in Digital and Technology Markets through Competition Law

XLI Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop (CLaSF)

Promoting Fairness, Accessibility, and Sustainability in Digital and
Technology Markets through Competition Law

Friday 5 April, 2023
UMA Law School / Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Málaga, Boulevard Louis Pasteur, 26,
Málaga, Spain

In association with the UMA research projects CODIG-IA and CoMeDi  and the support of Pérez-Llorca

Mandatory prior registration by 29th March confirming attendance to Eugenio Olmedo at competenciamalaga@uma.es


09:30 – 09:50 Registration and coffee

09:50 – 10:00 Welcome and Introduction: Barry Rodger (CLaSF, University of Strathclyde) and Eugenio Olmedo (University of Malaga)

10:00 –11:00 Competition Law and the Broader Public Interest, Chair: Barry Rodger

Maria Campo Comba, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
The concept of fairness and its potential to pursue public interests in EU competition law

Daria Kotova, BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre
Sustainability and Competition law: A Systems Approach

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12.15 Fairness and the DMA, Chair: Viktoria Robertson, Vienna University of Business and Economics

Pablo Solano Diaz, PhD candidate Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
From Darwinism to Lamarckism: Contestability and fairness as non-objectives of competition law

Oles Andriychuk, Newcastle University
The Role of Fairness in the New EU DMA and UK DMCC Regimes

12:15 – 13:15 Digital Ecosystems, Chair: Rita Leandro Vasconcelos, Pérez-Llorca

Sara Guidi, EUI Florence
Accessible mobile ecosystems: virtuous competitive dynamics and hidden perils

Fatima Gigirey, University of Seville
Legal and Economic Problems of Market Definition in Digital Ecosystems

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 –15:30 Green and Digital Markets, Challenges and Strategies, Chair: Francisco Marcos, IE University Madrid

Georgia Theodorakopoulou, College of Europe
The role of soft law in the new era of competition law: Legal certainty, democratic legitimacy and the challenges in the realm of the twin transition

Viktoria Robertson, Vienna University of Business and Economics
Strategic Foresight as an Enabler of the Twin Green and Digital Transition in Competition Law

15:30 – 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45–17:15 Digital Markets – Remedies and enforcement, Chair: Angus MacCulloch, Lancaster University

Linus Hoffmann, Strathclyde University
Liability Rules as Competition Remedies

Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, University of Liege
Competition ‘sandboxes’: by-design enforcement tools to promote fairness, accessibility and sustainability in EU digital and technology markets?

Carles Górriz López, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
The Google Saga and Epic Games v Apple: Lessons for a Transatlantic Comparison

17:15 – 17:30 Closing comments

18:30 Drinks
20:30 Speakers’ Dinner sponsored by Pérez-Llorca

CLaSF Workshop – Critical Evaluation of and New Insights for Competition Law Enforcement and Policy-Making

Call for Papers

XL CLaSF Workshop on Competition Law Academic Scholarship – Critical Evaluation of and New Insights for Competition Law Enforcement and Policy-Making

Friday 22 September 2023


Strathclyde Law School / Strathclyde Centre for Antitrust Law and Empirical Study, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

In association with Dentons, Glasgow.

The Competition Law Scholars’ Forum was set up to foster academic interaction and debate on key aspects and themes of competition law and help to promote a sense of an academic community of competition law scholars by facilitating the presentation of research in a friendly and open environment, and consequently allow for contributions to wider developments in competition law and policy.

CLASF is now over 20 years old and in this 40th Clasf Workshop we want to celebrate and showcase the important contribution that competition law academics make to debates on competition law enforcement and policy. Accordingly, the key theme here is research recently or currently undertaken by academics which can help to make a significant contribution to our understanding of aspects of competition law and in particular which will engage with and contribute to recent, ongoing and future developments in competition law enforcement and policy-making.

Against this background the Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) 40th workshop invites contributions (abstract paper proposals from researchers, scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers) 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. We are planning a live, in-person event only.

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 Monday 24th July 2023, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by Friday 11th August 2023.

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.

Call for Papers – 40th CLaSF Workshop

CLaSF is celebrating its 40th CLaSF Workshop by going home!

In this Clasf Workshop we want to celebrate and showcase the important contribution that competition law academics make to debates on competition law enforcement and policy. Accordingly, the key theme here is research recently or currently undertaken by academics which can help to make a significant contribution to our understanding of aspects of competition law and in particular which will engage with and contribute to recent, ongoing and future developments in competition law enforcement and policy-making.

Please see the Event Page for full details of the Call.

Markets in Crisis: the stress test for competition law – CLaSF Workshop

XXXIXth CLaSF Workshop

Markets in Crisis: the stress test for competition law

Friday 21 April 2023

Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Tóth Kálmán street 4., T Building, Ground floor

Mandatory prior registration by 14th April 2023 by confirmation with varju.marton.dr@gmail.com

09:30 – 09:50: Registration and coffee

09:50: Introduction – Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Kati Cseres (ACELG, Uva)

10:00 – 10:30: Setting the Workshop Theme – Kati Cseres and Márton Varjú

10.30-11.30    Markets in Crisis: The Context, Chair: Barry Rodger

Marek Martyniszyn, Queens University Belfast
Competition Law and Policy in Times of Crises

Oles Andriychuk, Newcastle University,
Markets in Crisis: Adapting Theory to the New Reality

11:30 – 11:45: Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:45 Markets in Crisis: Risks, Chair: Francisco Marcos

Ildikó Bartha and Tamás M. Horváth , University of Debrecen, Hungary,
Rule of Law Risks in EU Competition Law in Times of Crises and Beyond

Juliane Mendelsohn, TU Limenau,
When competition fails – systemic risk, capture and concentration

12:45 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 15:00 Markets in Crisis: State Aid, Chair: Márton Varjú

Monika Papp, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary,
EU strategic autonomy and State aid control. Foes or fellows?

Francisco Costa-Cabral,
From Crisis Cartels to COVID-19 State Aid and Cooperation: The Non-Exceptionality of Crisis Management by EU Competition Law

15:00 – 16:00 Markets in Crisis; Liberalism, Chair: Szabolcs Szendrő

Emanuela Lecchi, University of Dundee,
Merger Control in Times of Crisis

Haukur Logi Karlsson, University of Iceland,
Outlining a theory about the role of competition law analysis in labour markets

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break

 16:15 – 17:45 Markets in Crisis; Widening Horizons, Chair: Angus MacCulloch

Qiang Yu, Shandong University of Science and Technology
Legislative Response to Market and Technological Shifts: Implications from China’s Competition Law Legislation

Ben Evans, University of East Anglia,
Pressing Reset: towards an Islamic value-based approach to solving the problem of data advantage

Nataliia Mazaraki and Anzhelika Gerasymenko, State University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv,
Postwar Challenges of Competition Law and Policy in Ukraine

17:45 – 17:50 Closing Comments

18:00 Drinks

19:30  Speakers’ Dinner sponsored by CMS Hungary


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.


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

Workshop – Societal Problems: Antitrust Solutions

Societal Problems: Antitrust Solutions

A Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop
Hosted by the University of Lisbon Law School, Lisbon

Blended event: Online and In-Person

Friday 17th September 2021

Mandatory prior registration by 10th September 2021 by contacting miguelferro@fd.ulisboa.pt, intimating attendance online or in-person.


09:15 – 09:45: Registration and coffee

09.45: Introduction: Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Miguel Sousa Ferro (Lisbon Law School)

09.50-10.25 Keynote Speaker, Zoom online
Michelle Meagher: ‘
What Does Antitrust Actually Do? Considering the Unintended Consequences of Antitrust Policy

10.30-11.45 ‘The Environment and Sustainability’ Zoom online session, Chair: tbc

Oles Andriychuk, Strathclyde Law School,
The Concept of Sustainability in EU Competition Law: A Legal Realist Perspective

Ritum Kumar, Atlas Law Partners, New Delhi, India and Divya Swamy, PHD student, RML National Law University, Lucknow, India,
Contouring Sustainability through competition Law: The Need and Means of Policy Divergence

Penny Giosa, Portsmouth Law School and Aras Georgopoulos, Nottingham School of Law,
State Aid and Environmental Protection: The Role of Competitors and Civil Society Organisations

11:45-12:10 Coffee Break

12:10-13:00  Fairness and Discrimination, zoom online session, Chair: tbc

Sachin Goyal, Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Konark Bhandari, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP),
Fairness and Public Interest Under Competition Law – How can they Help the Indian Farmer?

Anik Bhaduri, NALSAR University of Law, India and Anupriya Dhonchak, BCL Candidate, Oxford
Gender Wage Discrimination: Antitrust Implications and Remedies

13:00- 14:15 LUNCH

14:15- 15:45 Inequality and Redistribution, In-person session (also live zoom feed) Chair: tbc

Carmen Rodilla, University of Valencia,
Anti-competitive practices in Labour markets and EU competition law

Sandra Marco Colino, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Sustainability, Inequality and Competition Law

Miguel Moura e Silva, Lisbon University Law School,
Can Competition Law avoid issues of Wealth Redistribution?

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:15 Wider goals, In-person session (also live zoom feed) Chair: tbc

Maciej Bernatt and Marta Sznadjer, Department of European Economic Law, Warsaw University,
The Role of Competition Law in Preserving media Pluralism

Klaudia Majcher, Vienna University of Business and Economics, and Michael Ristaniemi, Brussels School of Governance, Free University of Brussels-VUB,
From Consumer to Citizen Welfare: Imperfect Competition Calls for a Renewed Policy Goal in EU Competition Law

17:15 – Closing comments

17:45 – Drinks Reception, sponsored by Sousa Ferro e Associados

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


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

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.