11th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE GLOBAL COMPETITION LAW CENTER
Thursday-Friday, November 26-27, 2015 from 9:00 AM onwards
THE NOTION OF RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION: REVISITING THE FOUNDATIONS OF ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT IN EUROPE
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Bernard Amory, Christopher Bellamy, Yves Botteman, Cristina Caffarra, Peter Camesasca, Pascale Déchamps, Raphaël De Coninck, Carles Esteva-Mosso, Luc Gyselen, Pablo Ibanez-Colomo, James Killick, William Kovacic, Nicholas Levy, Andrea Lofaro, Cecilio Madero, Imelda Maher, Massimo Merola, Bernd Meyring, Renato Nazzini, Damien Neven, Robert O’Donoghue, Luis Ortiz Blanco, Jorge Padilla, Ben Smulders, Robbert Snelders, John Temple Lang, Sven Völcker, Denis Waelbroeck
The transformations induced by the process of “modernization”, including in its substantive dimension, as well as recent judgments by the EU Courts, have left many lawyers and economists wary as to the standards actually governing findings of antitrust infringement under EU competition law, thereby affecting their ability to advise businesses effectively on the design of their commercial practices. While not ignoring institutional constraints, this conference intends to revisit the notion of restriction of competition in the framework of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU with a view to taking stock of recent developments, to identifying common trends and to informing the application of core EU antitrust principles in current market contexts. Associating lawyers and economists, practitioners and academics, it seeks both to revisit long-standing theories of harm to competition and to explore novel forms of antitrust concerns.
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Location: Résidence Palace
155 Rue de la Loi
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Regretfully we have to announce that, due to ongoing uncertainties resulting from security concerns in the Brussels region, we have no other option but to defer the 2015 GCLC Annual Conference until a later date, when the situation has improved. This decision is based on recommendations issued by the Belgian authorities, which have led to the cancellation of many other events scheduled in Brussels this week.
We do apologize for the inconvenience. We will attempt to reschedule the event as soon as possible and will inform you accordingly in the coming days. In the meantime, should you wish to be refunded please do not hesitate to cancel your registration on the eventbrite.com platform and/or send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks for your understanding and for your continued interest in the activities of the Global Competition Law Center.
Massimo Merola, President / Damien Gerard, Director