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Sixth Annual Postgraduate Workshop In Search of Effectiveness - Current Trends and Challenges in Competition Law Enforcement Thursday, 22nd March 2012

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Sixth Annual Postgraduate Workshop

In Search of Effectiveness - Current Trends and Challenges in Competition Law Enforcement

Thursday, 22nd March 2012

Aims and Focus

Any system of law is only as effective as its enforcement mechanism. Enforcement has been described as the 'life blood' of a competition law, in the absence of which a competition regime is 'somewhat pointless'. The significance of competition law enforcement is steadily growing in the context of globalisation of markets and regulations.

The ongoing discourse on the enforcement of competition law calls for an assessment of various enforcement methods in light of their qualities, complementariness and potential overlap, in different (national, regional and international) contexts. At the same time regard has to be given to the issues of legitimacy, due process and human rights.

This Postgraduate Workshop aims to review and assess competition law enforcement methods and techniques; to study the current challenges of competition law enforcement; and to explore various answers and solutions to these challenges.





Dean’s Welcome: Professor Colin Scott, Dean of Law, UCD


Competition Enforcement – the Interplay between Competition Law and Human Rights


Dr Fiona De Londras, Lecturer, University College Dublin (Ireland)


Dr Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Lecturer, University of Surrey (UK)

Name, University


Maciej Bernatt,

University of Warsaw (Poland)

A call for common European procedural standards in competition law

University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne (France)

Is there any hope for competition law after the ECHR’s judgement A.Meranini Diagosis S.R.L. v. Italy?

Nicolo Zingales,

Bocconi University (Italy)

Presumptions and right to be heard in European competition law


Coffee Break


Public Enforcement: Legitimacy and Effectiveness


Professor Imelda Maher, Sutherland Professor of European Law, University College Dublin (Ireland)­­­


Dr Oana Stefan, Assistant Professor, HEC Paris (France)

Name, University


Anna-Louise Hinds,

University College Dublin (Ireland)

The European Commission’s Competition Enforcement Regime: legitimacy through the regulatory enforcement theory lens?

Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

The institutional effects of due process in EU and national competition law enforcement:tailoring legitimacy?

Beverley Williamson,

Newcastle University (UK)

The Cartel Offence: Deterring Legitimacy?


Lunch Break


Decentralising Competition Law Enforcement


Professor Lorenzo F. Pace, Professor of European Union Law, Università Europea di Roma (Italy)


Dr Sebastian Peyer, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia (UK)

Name, University


Jocelyn Delatre

University College Dublin (Ireland)

Divvying up the Plunder: Allocating damages in multi-party antitrust litigation in Europe.

Velimir Zivkovic

University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Building Private Enforcement from Scratch - The Serbian Example

Manuel Alejandro Penadés Fons, University of Valencia (Spain)

Beyond the prima facie effectiveness of Arbitration Commitments in EU Merger Control: Are Behavioural Remedies really enforceable?


Coffee Break


Practical Aspects of Transnational Enforcement of Competition Law


Dr Jonathan Galloway, Lecturer, Newcastle University (UK)


Dr Anca D. Chirita, Lecturer, University of Durham (UK)

Name, University


Valerie Demedts

Ghent University (Belgium)

International Competition Law Enforcement: different means, one goal?

Wan Liza Md Amin

University of Wisconsin (US)

Addressing norms and institutional concerns in advanced and emerging economies: towards effective competition law enforcement.

Marek Martyniszyn

University College Dublin (Ireland)

Is Extraterritoriality in Antitrust an Option? Access to Evidence in Transnational Antitrust Cases.



Keynote Speech, Professor Stephen Calkins, Member of the Irish Competition Authority

Presentation of the Best Paper Award: Professor Colin Scott, Dean of Law, UCD

Concluding Remarks


Retire for Workshop dinner


Clear here to download the Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Please note

(1) Printouts: The Postgraduate Workshop is organised in an environmentally-conscious way and no printouts will be handed out to the Workshop participants. We encourage reliance on the digital copies.

(2) Dress code: Smart academic (please, do not suit up for this event).

Workshop Organising Committee

Marek Martyniszyn (Head), Jocelyn Delatre, Anna-Louise Hinds, Yichen Yang

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