Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

XV edition of the EU & Spanish Competition Law Course

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Some of you may recall from previous posts that both Nicolas and I are heavily involved (although in this case I clearly beat him..) in the organization of an excellent competition law course that Luis Ortiz Blanco has been directing for 15 years in Madrid. Actually, that´s where we met four or five years ago. 

We are of course biased, but we must say that the line-up of more than 70 guest speakers who come every year from all over Europe to lecture in Madrid is a true Who´s Who of EU competition law experts. Moreover, the 115 hours of scheduled classes allow for a more detailed coverage than that offered by many other competition law courses on the market. About half of the course is lectured in English.

The final program for each module and seminar has not yet been decided, but the overall structure and dates have been set, so I´ve included the info below. Anyone interested can register both for the full program or just for specific module/s or seminar/s.  If any of you would like more information you can contact me at

The 2012 program will be structured as follows:

– An introductory session -in which Nicolas will play a very prominent role- will take place on January 13.

– A module on cartels (coordinated by Jerónimo Maíllo; San Pablo CEU University) will be held on January 16-18.

– A module on other restrictive agreements and practices (coordinated by Juan Andrés García Alonso; Peugeot) will take place on January 23-25.

– On February 3 there will be a seminar on recent developments in relation to Art. 101 (coordinated by Fernando Castillo de la Torre and Eric Gippini Fournier, both from Legal Service of the European Commission).

– A module on abuse of dominance coordinated by myself will be held on February 6-8.

A seminar on recent developments in abuse of dominance and merger control (8 hours)  jointly coordinated by  Cecilio Madero (Deputy Director General at DG COMP) and by myself will be held on February 24.

A module on merger control coordinated by Jerónimo Maíllo will be held on February 13-15.

– A module on the application of competition and state aid rules to public entities coordinated by José Luis Buendía (Garrigues) and Jorge Piernas (EUI) will take place on March 1-2.

– A seminar on competition law in regulated markets coordinated by myself will be held on March 12-14; and

– A seminar on competition law and IP  coordinated by Álvaro Ramos (Legal Director at Cisco) will take place on March 23.

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

26 October 2011 at 4:50 pm

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  1. Any info about the registration fees? 🙂 (for those that are not involved with a law firm or any other big firm willing to sponsor such a participation)


    26 October 2011 at 5:43 pm

  2. Sure! Standard price is 3000 euros for the full course (more or less the registration fee for a one-day conference for practitioners in Brussels) 😉

    The standard registration fee for individual modules and seminars (15 hours each) cost between 300 and 500 euros, depending on the specific seminar. Detailed and updated info on prices will soon be available here

    Alfonso Lamadrid

    26 October 2011 at 7:01 pm

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