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Recent Developments in EU Competition Law (IEB Webinar, 4 February 2022)

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Every year Fernando Castillo de la Torre (Director of the Competition team at the Commission’s Legal Service) and Eric Gippini-Fournier (recently appointed as Competition Hearing Officer) coordinate a high-level, one-afternoon seminar in the context of the IEB competition law course. They always make sure that this is one of the top-quality seminars in our field.

Unfortunately for those of us who were planning to travel to Madrid, we have now decided to move the discussion online. This should nonetheless be good news for those of you interested in joining remotely.

For more information and registrations, please write to

The program is the following:

16:00 – 17:45: The review of the horizontal guidelines and block exemptions, and “sustainability agreements”

Georgiana Capraru Ianus. DG Competition, European Commission.

Belén Irissarry. Clifford Chance.

Giorgio Monti. Tilburg University.

Ekaterina Rousseva. Legal Service, European Commission.

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

18:00 – 20:00: The meaning and relevance of competition “on the merits”

Helmut Brokelmann. MLAB Abogados.

María Pilar Canedo. Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia and Deusto University.

Damien Geradin. Geradin Partners.

Viktoria Robertson. University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

Chair: Eric Gippini-Fournier. Competition Hearing Officer, European Commission.

Written by areeader

24 January 2022 at 12:48 pm

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