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Events coming soon

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In the past few weeks some friends and readers of this blog have asked us to help advertise a few interesting events, so here they go:

-On 2 May 2017 the College of Europe’s GCLC will host its 9th Lunch Talk; the topic is “Algorithms and Markets: Virtual or Virtous Competition”. It is a must-attend, not only because of the subject-matter, but also because of the speakers: Maurits Dolmans, Ariel Ezrachi and our blogger emeritus Nicolas Petit, with Pascale Déchamps acting as moderator.

-On 4 May 2017 our friends at ERA will be organizing an afternoon workshop on  Dawn Raids and Requests for Information in Competition Cases: Recent Trends (which, for those interested, will also be streamed live; see here). We had discussed these issues in too many posts to bother including the hyperkinks, but the idea is that they are certainly of interest.

-On the same day, 4 May 2017 the ABA Section of Antitrust Law will be hosting a free event on the very topical issue of merger control and innovation.  The event will take place here in Brussels. For more info, click here. [For Pablo’s earlier post on the topic, see here]

-On 12 May 2017, an international conference will be held in Amsterdam on the theme “Economic evidence in competition lawand the future of the” more economic “approach“. The aim of this conference is to make a systematic analysis of the role of economic evidence in competition law proceedings. The speaker line-up is truy excellent and includes representatives of the General Court of the EU, national courts, the Netherlands, UK, and German competition authorities, legal practice and academia, including some good friends.

-On the same day, 12 May 2017, Queen Mary’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) and Baker McKenzie will be hosting their Annual Conference in Brussels under the title “Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law”. Click here for the very interesting programme.

-On 15 May 2017 the newly launched Lexxion Journal CoRe (European Competition and Regulatory Law Review) will be holding a symposium titled “Competition Law and Regulation: Boosting E-Commerce in the EU’s Digital Economy”. Our very own Pablo will be participating. For more info, click here.

-On 18 – 19 May 2017, ERA will be hosting a most interesting event on State Aid Proceedings and Litigation (ah, an area where litigation is fortunately still relevant!).

-And on 29-30 May Nicolas Petit and his colleagues will be hosting in Brussels the LCII-TILEC Conference on Innovation, Research and Competition. The conference offers an interesting forum for debate on topical issues in SEP licensing and standard setting at the intersection with competition law. The panels consist of renowned experts from European institutions, academia and private practice. The programme is available here Program LCII-TILEC Conference SSO

 

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

25 April 2017 at 1:46 pm

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