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Archive for January 14th, 2011

Catching up

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Because you missed us, here’s a brief summary of what happened in the past two weeks:

  • Last weds, my students in Liege took their competition law exam. It was a funny exam, with references to F. Beigbeder’s famous book “99 francs”, electric guitars, etc.
  • The latest monthly magazine of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB, the organization that hosts the Brussels School of Competition) is devoted EU competition law. A very nice issue. See here.
  • I have presented a paper on “Free riding under EU competition law” at a conference at the EDHEC Business School in Lille. A link to my ppt. presentation can be found at the end of this post. A working paper that I am drafting with my assistant N. Neyrinck will follow shortly.
  • In a case involving gas distribution, the French competition authority found that the leniency applicant had sought to request immunity on the basis of falsified documents (just wonder what happened to the lawyers/in house who provided the advice)… and dismissed concerns of abuse of collective dominance with words/concepts close to those used in my Phd (thanks to Elise Provost and Joseph Vogel for the pointer).

Le droit de la concurrence face aux free-riders

Blogging from Madrid today, for the first class of the IEB programme in EU and Spanish competition law. Thanks again to Luis Ortiz and Alfonso for their kind invitation.

Written by Nicolas Petit

14 January 2011 at 11:08 am

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