Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

23rd edition of the EU and Spanish Competition Law Course (Madrid, January-March 2020)

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The Competition Law course founded by Luis Ortiz Blanco (and which I have helped co-direct for a few years now) is turning 23.  The course takes place in between January and March at the IEB (around the corner of the buildings above) in Madrid, generally from 16 pm onwards.

We’re very satisfied of what this course has achieved so far, gathering top competition lawyers (judges, officials, practicioners, academics) and economists from all over Europe, and attracting students from competition authorities, companies, law firms and universities, also from Latin America.

The course has always remained affordable for students. This is to a great extent due to Luis’ efforts and to the great contribution from the sponsoring firms and economic consultancies, which include Garrigues, Uria Menéndez, Cuatrecasas, Gómez Acebo y Pombo, MLAB, Latham&Watkins, Clifford Chance, Araoz&Rueda, NERA, Compass Lexecon and KPMG.

While we work on the beautified flyer, the general program is the following:

Introductory session (17 January 2010), by Pablo Ibañez Colomo (LSE, College of Europe)

Module I: Cartels and procedure (20-22 January)

Module II: Other agreements and restrictive practices; horizontal and vertical agreements (27-29 January)

Practical Workshop: Inspections (31 January 2020)

Seminar 1: Recent Developments in EU Competition law (31 January 2020)

Module III: Abuse of Dominance (10-12 February 2020)

Module IV: Merger Control (24-26 February 2020)

Practical Workshop 2: Merger control in practice (6 March 2020)

Seminar 2: Competition Law in Hi-Tech Markets (6 March 2020)

Module V: Sector Regulation and Competition Law (16-18 March 2020)

Module VI: Public Competition Rules and State aid (23-25 March 2020)

Practical Workshop 3: Vertical Distribution Contracts (27 March 2020)

Seminar 3: Private Application of the Competition Rules: Procedural Aspects (27 March 2020)


For any practical question and information about registrations, please send an email to or drop me a line.

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

9 October 2019 at 11:24 am

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4 Responses

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  1. Dear Pablo, is it possible to participate only in the selected modules?


    9 October 2019 at 12:27 pm

  2. Indeed, we offer both the bundled and unbundled versions

    Alfonso Lamadrid

    10 October 2019 at 3:57 pm

  3. is the course available online and, if no, is there an option of running the entire program in, lets say, a week or something

    Linus Kipngetich Melly

    29 October 2019 at 4:37 am

    • Hi Linus, unfortunately not, but it’s a good idea that we’ll keep in mind

      Alfonso Lamadrid

      29 October 2019 at 11:23 am

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