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See programme below and link hereafter.

GCLC – Sixth Annual Conference – 7 & 8 October 2010 – Programme and Registration Form.


9:00       Welcome Words

Paul Demaret, Rector of the College of Europe

9:10      Presentation of the Conference

Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke, President of the GCLC, College of Europe and Linklaters

9:20  Keynote Speech – The European Union Courts Experience and Role In Dealing With Competition Law Cases

Sir David Edward, KCMG, QC, former judge at the Court of First Instance and at the Court of Justice, em. prof. University of Edinburgh

I.  Morning Session – General Issues

Chair: Jacques Bourgeois, Former-President of the GCLC, College of Europe, WilmerHale

09:40 Judicial Review, the Rule of Law, Regulatory Accountability and the courts’ ability to promote policy changes

Damien Géradin, University of Tilburg (UvT) and Howrey, and Nicolas Petit, University of Liège (ULg)

10:05 Discussant: Takis Tridimas, College of Europe

10:15 Coffee Break

10:35 Judicial Review in EU Economic Regulation Cases

Jacques Derenne, University of Liège (ULg) and Hogan Lovells

11:00 Discussant: Ben Smulders, Legal Service of the European Commission

11:10  Reflections on the EU Courts’ Involvement in Competition Proceedings: Status Quaestionis and Main Trends

Marc van der Woude, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) [TBC]

11 :35 Discussant: Eric Barbier de la Serre, Latham & Watkins

11:45 Q&A Session

12:30 Lunch

II.     Afternoon Session – The EU Courts’ Scrutiny over the Commission in Competition Law Cases

Chair: Carles Esteva Mosso, Director, DG Competition

13:30 Annulment Proceedings in Antitrust Cases (Article 101 and 102 TFUE) – Standard of Judicial Review over Substantive Issues

David Bailey, Senior Référendaire at the U.K. Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and King’s College London (KCL)

13:55  Discussants: Theofanis Christoforou, Legal Service of the European Commission and Mario Siragusa, College of Europe and Cleary Gottlieb

14:15 The General Court’s Full-Jurisdiction over Fines in Competition Cases

Bo Vesterdorf, Herbert Smith and Plesner, Former President of the Court of First Instance

14:40  Discussants: Wouter Wils, Legal Service of the European Commission and KCL, and Ian Forrester, White & Case

15:00  Annulment Proceedings in Merger Cases

Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May

15:25      Discussants: Marleen Van Kerckhove, Arnold & Porter and Marc Pittie, Bredin Prat

15:45 Coffee Break

16:05 Annulment Proceedings in State Aid Cases

Massimo Merola, College of Europe and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

16:30 Discussants: Vittorio Di Bucci, Legal Service of the European Commission and Leigh Hancher, University of Tilburg and Allen & Overy

16:50 Locus Standi before EU Courts, with Special Focus on State Aid

Josef Azizi, Judge at the General Court

17:15  Discussants: Leo Flynn, Legal Service of the European Commission and Thomas Jestaedt, Jones Day

17:35 Q&A Session

18:00 End of Day One


Institutional and Procedural Challenges Faced by the EU Courts in Competition Law Cases

Chair: Sir Christopher Bellamy, Linklaters, former Judge at the Court of First Instance and at the CAT

9:00 The Role of the Court of Justice in Ensuring Compliance with Fundamental Rights in Competition Cases since the Lisbon Treaty

Nils Wahl, Judge at the General Court

9:25 Discussants: Dean Spielmann, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights and Denis Waelbroeck, Free University of Brussels (ULB) and Ashurst

9:45 Expert Economic Evidence in Competition Law Cases

Hans van Houtte, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)

10:10 Discussants: Simon Bishop, RBB Economics and Luis Ortiz Blanco, Garrigues, University of Madrid and College of Europe

10:30 Q&A Session

11:00  Coffee Break

11:20  The Pros and Cons of Specialized Competition Courts, Chambers and Judges

Roundtable Discussion moderated by Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG QC, Fountain Court, former Advocate General at the Court of Justice

Discussants: Charles Dhanowa, OBE Registrar of the CAT, Jacqueline Riffault Silk, Court of Appeal of Paris, and Ingeborg Simonsson, Stockholm City Court

12:30 Close of Conference

Written by Nicolas Petit

5 July 2010 at 11:12 am

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