Monday, March 8, 2010
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
With the decentralization of competition law enforcement and the development of private damages actions in the European Union as well as with the increasingly international character of antitrust proceedings, there is a growing need for clear and workable rules to coordinate cross-border actions of both a judicial and administrative nature. These include not only rules on jurisdiction, the applicable law and recognition of judgments, but also on sharing of evidence, protection of business secrets and interplay between administrative and judicial procedures. Those issues, which have been overlooked for so long, have been reflected upon by a group of international experts from across Europe and the United States who will identify current pitfalls and formulate concrete proposals for improving coordination of cross-border antitrust litigations.
The conference will take place at the Hilton, Boulevard de Waterloo, 38, 1000 Brussels, on 26 March 2010.
Please note that there is a possibility for 15 judges (or Members of competition Authorities) and 15 PhD students to receive a scholarship for the conference. This consists of a per diem of 250 euros and free registration to the conference. This should allow the beneficiaries to cover their expenses for a stay in Brussels. If you know of people who would be interested, they can send their CV as well as a thesis description by March 10th to Prof. Francq and a copy to Annie Fourny.