The Brussels School of Competition
Over the past few years the Brussels School of Competition has established itself as one of the best places to study competition law in the EU. Very few programs feature a comparable line-up of visiting professors (including a good number of Commission officials) and, above all, a comparable bunch of dedicated students. I have been lecturing there for the past 4 years, and I’ve always very much enjoyed it (not so much grading exams, which I need to do this weekend…) The reason I’m telling you all this is, first, that Nico has asked me to ;), and, second, because registrations are now open for the 2016 edition.
Aside from the main course, the BSC also organizes a number of events, somo of which have received our attention on this blog (see, for example, this post on commitment decisions).
In the coming weeks the BSC will be holding two particularly topical events:
– On 28 May 2015 the BSC and The Liège Competition & Innovation Institute (LCII) will host a half-day conference on Public Restrictions of Competition. The topics to be discussed include: a possible re-activation of Article 106 TFEU enforcement, State related restrictions of competition; new business models that undermine regulated sectors; the sharing economy; competitive neutrality frameworks; State owned enterprises, etc. One of the speakers, and possibly the most reputed lawyer in this field (a bias disclosure is in order), will be my boss/partner/friend, José Luis Buendía. Click here for the full programme and here to register online
– On 9 June 2015 the BSC would also like to invite you (well, you need to pay, but it’s very cheap…) to a Morning Briefing on “the sector inquiry in e-commerce: what competition agenda for the digital single market?” The speakers will be Thomas Kramler (who is heading the enquiry at DG Comp), Stephen Kinsella (from Sidley Austin) and Frank Wijckmans (Contrast). For more info, click here.