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22nd Edition of the EU and Spanish Competition Law Course (Madrid, IEB)

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The Competition Law course founded by Luis Ortiz Blanco (and currently run by Luis himself and Alfonso) is one of the great traditions of our community. The course takes place between January and March in Madrid (at the IEB, literally around the corner from the landmarks you see in the pic above).

This year’s will be the 22nd edition of the course. The programme can be found here. You may also want to check the course’s website (with information about the individual modules and about how to register) here.

What Luis and Alfonso have achieved is truly unique. Top competition lawyers (judges, officials, practitioners, academics) gather every year in what has emerged as a great community.

As you will see in the programme, the course has three components:

  • Teaching modules that cover the main aspects of competition law (agreements, unilateral practices, mergers, State aid/public entities as well as the interface between competition law and regulation). I will have the honour to deliver the introductory session, and I will also be coordinating and teaching on the module on the interface competition law and regulation; Alfonso will be running the module on abuses.
  • Three half-day seminars bringing together some luminaries in our field. There will be one (coordinated by Eric Gippini Fournier and Fernando Castillo de la Torre) on competition law developments in 2018; a second one (coordinated by Cecilio Madero Villarejo and Nick Banasevic) on competition law and policy in hi-tech markets; and a third one (coordinated by Mercedes Pedraz) on private enforcement.
  • Three practical workshops (2h30min each) aimed at familiarising students with the practice of competition law enforcement.

For any practical question, do not hesitate to send an email to In any case, we will be sharing info on the blog about the half-day seminars in case you want to join us in Madrid!

Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

4 December 2018 at 6:02 pm

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