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  • On 18 an 19 November, the city of New Dheli will welcome a “Global Competition Law Conference” entitled  Implementing Competition Law and Policy, Global PerspectivesI. The conference organizers are I. Liannos and D. Sokol. For more on this, see programme here
  • On 7 October, the GCLC will have its annual conference. This year’s edition is devoted to the role of the EU courts in competition cases. See programme hereafter.GCLC_-_Sixth_Annual_Conference_-_7_&_8_October_2010_-_Programme_and_Registration_Form
  • On 23 September, the GCLC will have a lunch talk on the quantification of damages for antitrust infringements. Speakers are Judge Peter Roth (High Court – Chancery Division) and Andrea Lofaro (RBB econ). See registration form hereafter: Registration Form – 48th GCLC Lunch Talk – 23 septembre 2010

Written by Nicolas Petit

31 August 2010 at 9:12 am

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Back in Black

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Back from hols with a sad story. During the summer, Theo Albrecht, one of the founders of the Aldi group  – a sort of German Wal Mart – passed away.

Wikipedia has a full entry on Aldi. In addition to espousing the low-cost business model, Aldi has built part of its success on what seems to be a blatant market partitioning strategy. The Aldi group is indeed composed of two financially independent firms, Aldi Markt and Aldi Süd, which respectively serve northern and southern territories (see map above: Aldi Markt in Blue and Aldi Sûd in red). As explained in Wikipedia, the companies describe their relationships as a “friendly relation“…

Thanks to L. de Muyter for the pointer.

Written by Nicolas Petit

30 August 2010 at 5:21 am