Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Chillin’Competition in Politico

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We have just been made aware that the following text was published in todays’s Playbook by Politico. We are very grateful, but sexy?? 😉 

Only one clarification: it’s Nicolas, not me, who deserves credit for founding the blog!

BRINGING SEXY TO COMPETITION POLICY: The Who’s Who of Brussels’ competition world will congregate today at a conference organized by the blog Chillin’Competition. In a barren landscape dotted by multiple dry competition law journals, Chillin’Competition has attracted a fervent readership with its sometimes irreverent, sometimes serious look at European antitrust.
The blog was founded by Alfonso Lamadrid, an associate at law firm Garrigues, and Nicolas Petit, a law professor at Liège University, in 2009. It is now run by Lamadrid and Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, an associate professor at the LSE. Its long-running “The Friday Slot” puts a series of offbeat personal and professional questions to eminent practitioners, judges and officials, including competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Google outside counsel Maurits Dolmans and General Court Judge Ian Forrester.

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

19 November 2015 at 2:45 pm

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  1. Well done guys. A very well organized and interesting conference: for the quality of the speeches, the diversity of panelists and topics, the free lunch (and beers!) for all (despite the fact none paid even one cent to attend). Personally, what I liked most is the fact that many of the presentations had a somewhat lighter tone (in comparison with that – more serious and professional – which is usual in other conferences). To be clear: I do not mean that the quality, precision and originality of the presentations was somewhat lower but only that the speakers often made an extra effort to present their views and thoughts in a style which was in line with the style of the blog. This means, in my view, that the interventions were easier to follow even for persons which were not experts of the various topics dealt with (I note that the average age of the audience was relatively low, which is a very good thing!) and minimized the risk of the conference-fatigue which is almost inevitable for an event with so many complex topics and so numerous speakers.


    20 November 2015 at 11:25 am

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