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IEB Competition Law Course (24th edition)- Now online!

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The 24th (!) edition of the competition law course that I co-direct at the IEB in Madrid will take place online. The course (taught partly in Spanish and partly in English) will run from January to March 2021. All lectures take place in the afternoon (16h to 20h) in order to help make it compatible with other professional or academic activities.

 As always, it will feature a great line-up of international lecturers that include Judges, officials from the European Commission and other national competition authorities as well as top-notch academics, in-house lawyers and practitioners. This includes Pablo, who will coordinate two modules and take care of the introductory session. Students are tipically officials from competition authorities, in-house counsel wishing to get a deeper understanding of competition law as well as young lawyers/economists. The course is designed to cater to all levels.

While the pandemic will not allow us to travel to Madrid, the online format will enable us to access a wider pool of interested professionals. The full course has a cost of 2,000 euros, and it is also possible to register for individual modules or seminars.

This is the general* program

(*There will be detailed individual programs for every module and seminar, each of which will feature a variety of experts)

Introductory session (15 January- afternoon). Cani Fernández (President, CNMC) and Pablo Ibañez Colomo (LSE, CoE)

Module I – Cartels and procedure (18-20 January-afternoon). Coordinator: Isabel López Gálvez (CNMC)

Module II – Other agreements and restrictive practices: vertical and horizontal agreements (25-27 January- afternoon). Coordinator: Carmen Cerdá Martínez-Pujalte (CNMC)

Seminar 1- Recent Developments in EU Competition Law (5 February 2021). Coordinators: Fernando Castillo de la Torre and Eric Gippini-Fournier (Legal Service, European Commission)

Module III- Abuse of dominant positions (8-10 February- afternoon). Coordinator: Pablo Ibáñez Colomo (LSE, CoE)

Module IV – Merger Control (15-17 February- afternoon). Coordinator: Jerónimo Maillo (USP-CEU)

Seminar 2 – Competition Law in Hi-Tech Markets (26 February). Coordinator: Nicholas Banasevic (DG Comp, European Commission)

Module V- Sector Regulation and Competition (1-3 March-afternoon). Coordinator: Pablo Ibáñez Colomo (LSE, CoE)

Module VI – Public competition law: State aid and Public undertakings (8-10 March 2021- afternoon). Coordinators José Luis Buendía (Garrigues) and Jorger Piernas (University of Murcia)

Seminar 3 – Private enforcement of the competition rules (19 March 2021). Coordinator: Mercedes Pedraz (Magistrada, Audiencia Nacional)

We will also be holding three practical workshops dealing with inspections, distribution agreements and mergers.

If you want to know more, please drop us a line at

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

7 October 2020 at 4:22 pm

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