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Prizes (+ a Leak)

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Last week at the annual congress of the International League for Competition (LIDC) in Oxford, Jérôme Gstalter (Foreign affairs service, France) and Pablo Ibanez Colomo (LSE) were both awarded the Nobel Prize in competition law Jacques Lassier Prize.

Jérôme wrote a very comprehensive Phd dissertation on the new monopolies of the information society. Pablo wrote a very dense dissertation on regulation and competition in the context of technological convergence, with a specific focus on audiovisual services. Both works were very different, with distinct qualities. It was a tough call for the jury. We eventually decided to award the prize to the two dissertations.

And tomorrow, the GCLC Prize will be awarded to the best thesis in competition law written last year by a coleurope stud’. A tip: the prize has been granted to a dissertation supervised by someone known as the lawyer who played a priest in a famous antitrust compliance movie (I cannot say more).

Written by Nicolas Petit

29 September 2011 at 3:21 pm

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  1. Many congrats to both of them, but please allow me to congratulate Pablo in particular because apart from an excellent young antitrust scholar he was also a great help to many of us at the College of Europe when he was an assistant there! Well deserved prize indeed!

    George Pedakakis

    30 September 2011 at 10:26 am

  2. I haven´t read Jérôme´s thesis (which I´m sure is fantastic), but I did read Pablo´s some time ago, and I really thought it was brilliant. Congrats to both!!

    Alfonso Lamadrid

    30 September 2011 at 12:32 pm

  3. Congrats to both. Bravo Pablete!

    GDS

    1 October 2011 at 7:00 pm


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