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Competition law at a crossroads

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The June issue of The Lawyer  magazine includes a short piece featuring my views on the current debates surrounding competition law, its alleged insufficiencies and its possible reform.

The piece posits that these debates relate not only to the moral underpinnings and ultimate justifications of competition law, but also to wider questions that cut across other areas of law. These have to do with legal certainty, objectivity, the role of expertise in decision-making, the virtues of rule-based system and non-negotiable legal principles.

With The Lawyer’s permission, it is available here. Comments welcome!

Competition law at a crossroads (The Lawyer_Lamadrid)


Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

14 June 2019 at 12:57 pm

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Commissioner Vestager on ‘Merger Control: The Road Ahead’ (address at the ULB – 18 June at 7pm)

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The famous Mardis de la concurrence (run by Jean-François Bellis and Denis Waelbroeckare one of the most venerable institutions in the Brussels competition law community.  

It is wonderful that the closing address of this year’s Mardis will feature Commissioner Vestager, who will share her thoughts on Merger Control: The Road Ahead.

The event, which could hardly be more topical, will take place in a week’s time (Tuesday 18 June) at 7pm.

The venue will be the superb Auditorium of the ULB (Salle Dupréel, Avenue Jeanne 44, Brussels), which many of our readers will remember from last year’s conference.

Attendance will be free of charge, but those interested are expected to sign up for it here.

More info can be found in the event’s flyer. We hope many of you will be able to make it!

Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

11 June 2019 at 5:03 pm

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Chillin’ State Aid Workshop: see you next week!

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As you know, our State aid aid event will take place on Friday of next week – 14 June, @ Fondation Universitaire in Brussels (rue d’Egmont 11). We look forward to seeing many of you there!

You can check the final programme below. If you have not signed up yet: the event is unfortunately full but the waitlist is still open: do sign up for it here.


Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

7 June 2019 at 1:19 pm

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