Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

XVII edition of the EU and Spanish competition law course

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For 16 years now Luis Ortiz Blanco has been directing a top-notch competition law course in Madrid, which is actually where Nico and I first met.  I followed this program as a student quite a few years ago, have lectured on it since then, and last year I started co-directing it together with Luis (which comes handy as a justifications to travel to Spain a bit more).

The line-up of more than 50 high-profile guest speakers who come every year from all over Europe to enjoy Madrid 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. Price wise the course is unbeatable: full registration is available for only 3,000 euros.

The final program for each module and seminar has yet to be confirmed, 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.  Anyone interested in more information can contact me at

The 2014 program will be structured as follows:

– An inaugural/introductory session by the not-so-good Professor Nicolas Petit will take place on January 10.

– A module on cartels (coordinated by myself) will be held on 13-15 January.

– A module on other restrictive agreements and practices (coordinated by Juan Andrés García Alonso; Peugeot) will take place on 20-22 January

– On 31 January 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 the Legal Service of the European Commission).

– A module on abuse of dominance (coordinated by Nicolas) will take place on 3-5 February.

A module on merger control (coordinated by Jerónimo Maíllo; San Pablo CEU University) will be held on 10-12 February.

A seminar on recent developments in abuse of dominance and merger control coordinated by Cecilio Madero (Deputy Director General, DG Comp), Nicholas Banasevic and Per Hellström (both Heads of Unit at DG COMP) and Milan Kristof (Référendaire at the ECJ) will be held on 21 February.

A module on competition law and regulation in network industries (coordinated by myself) will be held on 3-5 March.

– A module on the application of competition and state aid rules to public entities (coordinated by José Luis Buendía and Jorge Piernas) will take place on 13-14 March.

– A seminar on the application of competition law by judges and arbitral tribunals  (coordinated by Francisco Manuel Serrano, Garrigues) will take place on 21 March.

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

14 November 2013 at 8:01 pm

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  1. More detailed info now available here:

    Alfonso Lamadrid

    18 November 2013 at 3:27 pm

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