Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

A year in review: competition law developments in 2018 (seminar in Madrid, 25 January)

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Fernando Castillo and Eric Gippini, two good friends of the blog, organise every year a seminar in Madrid in which they discuss recent developments relating to the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU.

This year, the seminar will take place on 25 January (Friday) and, as usual, it features top Commission officials and practitioners. For some reason, I have been invited to discuss the market integration objective alongside Jorge Padilla (can’t wait).

If you happen to be around, do sign up for it. The event is invariably of the highest level (and great fun too).

More info on the event and on how to register can be found here. The location, by the way, could not be better (and more convenient): IEB, calle Alfonso XI, 6 (28014 Madrid) – literally around the corner from the spots you see in the pic above.

The programme is the following:

16:00 – 18:00: First panel
Recent developments in the Pharmaceutical sector
Borja Martínez (KPMG)
Blaz Visnar (DG COMP, European Commission)
Irene Moreno-Tapia (Cuatrecasas)
Paul Hutchinson (RBB Economics)

Chair: Fernando Castillo de la Torre (Legal Service, European Commission)

18:30 – 20:30: Second and third panels
Negotiated procedures: Settlements / Commitments
Henning Leupold (Legal Service, European Commission)
Frances Dethmers (Allen & Overy)

The market integration objective in EU competition law
Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon)
Pablo Ibañez Colomo (LSE and College of Europe)

Chair: Eric Gippini Fournier (Legal Service, European Commission)

If you have any questions about the event, do not hesitate to send an email to:

We look forward to seeing many of you there!




Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

16 January 2019 at 11:35 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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