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BIICL’s merger conference + AIJA’s tech conference + a pub-related question

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The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will be holding its 11th annual conference in Brussels tomorrow. The line-up of speakers is quite impressive and the topics extremely timely; you can check them out here: 11th_BIICL_merger_conference

In case you’re too lazy to click on the above hyperlink to the program, just know that the panels will address the following subjects:

 – Screens and inferences in mergers: has DG Comp opened the Pandora’s box of price pressure tests?

Remedies and Efficiencies – What Really Compensates for the Loss of Competition?

Hot topics: Minority Stakes, Procedural Simplification, the Rise of MOFCOM.

Apologies to Philip Marsden, to whom I said I’d advertise this a bit more in advance…

Also, be aware that the early bird rate offer for AIJA’s must-attend Bruges conference on Antitrust and Technology is expiring today. For more info, click here:

P.S. And speaking of Bruges, on Wednesday I’ll be visiting the College of Europe as part of Garrigues’ recruitment process. I was told yesterday that De Garre (the real reason why I wanted to go to Bruges) is closed these days; if any student can give any inside-information, that’d be much appreciated 😉

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

20 January 2014 at 1:12 pm

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New Issue of European Competition Journal

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Volume 9 . Number 3 . December 2013

The 3rd issue of the 2013 volume of European Competition Journal is now available online.


To access this issue online and purchase individual papers please click here.


For further information about European Competition Journal, please click here.


Antitrust Marathon V: When in Rome Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law

A discussion led by Philip Marsden, Spencer Weber Waller and Philipp Fabbio


Topic 1: Public–Private Partnerships for Effective Enforcement

Public–Private Partnerships for Effective Enforcement: Some “Hybrid” Insights?

Philip Marsden

Topic 2: Effective Injunctive Relief

Effective Injunctive Relief

Spencer Weber Waller

Topic 3: Private Actions for Damages

Private Actions for Damages

Philipp Fabbio

Topic 4: Criminal Enforcement

Real Crime: Criminal Competition Law

Susan Beth Farmer

Abstract: The Antitrust Marathon is a long-running series of roundtable discussions sponsored by the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the Competition Law Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, focusing on enduring issues of comparative competition law. These discussions always take place the day before or after the great marathon races of the world which some of the participants also endure. However, no running is required for the roundtable discussion itself. Past Antitrust Marathons have focused on Abuse of Dominance, Antitrust and the Rule of Law; Competition and Consumer Protection, and other topics, and have been held in Chicago, London, Boston and Dublin. We are grateful to the Italian Competition Authority and the University of Rome I (Sapienza) for hosting and being co- sponsors of the 2013 Antitrust Marathon.

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Written by Nicolas Petit

20 January 2014 at 11:40 am