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Competition and Regulation in Digital Markets

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The University of Leeds has become in recent years one of the most active and ambitious academic institutions in the field of EU Competition Law.

On September 9 they will be hosting a top-level (and free) conference under the title that gives name to this post. 

The conference will comprise four panels on: Market Definition and Market Power in Digital Markets, Regulation vs. Competition in Digital Markets, Vertical Restraints in Technology-Driven Markets and Goods and Data in Online Markets  (I will be taking part in the latter).

More info is available here:
Hope to see a good number of you there!

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

29 August 2016 at 6:12 pm

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Curso de Derecho de la Competencia 2017

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The EU and Spanish Competition Law Course is turning 20 this year (I was a student back in its 9th edition and started co-directing it in the 14th).

The course will run between 13 January and 17 March and it will once again feature an impressive line-up of international lecturers that includes Judges, officials from the European Commission and the Spanish authority and top-notch academics, in-house lawyers and practitioners. Lectures will be conducted in English and Spanish.

On top of the classic modules on cartels, vertical and horizontal agreements, abuse of dominance, merger control, State aid and the competition-regulation interface, we are putting together 3 one-day seminars (one focusing on all noteworthy developments that took place in 2016, one focused specifically on transport-related matters, and a final seminar looking back at the main cases of the past 20 years guided by those directly involved in them).

It is sponsored by the main international and national law firms and economic consultancies active in the Spanish market.

More information on the course will be out soon; for the time being, here is some advanced essential info in English and Spanish:

XX Curso de Derecho de la Competencia Europeo y Español

XX EU and Spanish Competition Law Course

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Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

26 August 2016 at 11:24 am

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