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Institutional Change and Competition Authorities 11-12 JULY 2014

EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop:

Institutional Change and Competition Authorities

 

ORGANIZED BY PHILIP LOWE, MEL MARQUIS and GIORGIO MONTI

 

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE

DEPT. LAW, 11-12 JULY 2014

Florence, Italy

Participation by invitation

 

Introduction

 

In this annual series we examine a range of subjects relevant to academic research and to administrative and judicial competition law practice. Responding to a wave of institutional reform that has re-moulded competition agencies in numerous countries, the Workshop will focus on the transformation of institutional structures across jurisdictions, particularly those in the EU but going beyond Europe as well. The discussion will trace the causes of institutional change, the character of chosen solutions (e.g., the expanding breadth of agencies’ portfolios), and their intended and unintended consequences. In the context of the EU we will examine how emerging institutional structures impact on long-standing assumptions of a system of parallel competences, and how principles of EU law (as well as non-legal factors) shape national law and institutions. We will draw on the expertise of authorities in major global jurisdictions, taking account of legal and economic and policy-making perspectives. We pursue three general objectives: to elicit principles that can be used to evaluate institutional reform in this field; to consider the institutional permutations best tailored to the enforcement needs of different jurisdictions; and to evaluate options and possible instruments relevant for institutional evolution at the level of the European Commission and as concerns the multi-tiered enforcement system that has emerged through hard and soft instruments and practice.     

Discussion sessions: 

 

Session I: Introduction. Institutional change in complex regulatory environments  

 

Session II: Competition agencies: Institutional structure and context

 

Session III: Institutional structure and change across jurisdictions

                                            

Session IV: Institutional structure and change in the European Union: causes, impact and limits

 

Session V: The European Commission and the ECN, past and future  

                           

Session chairs:           

 

John Fingleton, Philip Lowe, Giorgio Monti

 

Participants:

                                         

Rafael Allendesalazar                                   Partner, Martínez Lage, Allendesalazar & Brokelmann, Madrid

Jochen Burrichter                                          Partner,Hengeler Müller, Düsseldorf

Cristina Caffarra                                             Vice-President, CRA International, Brussels and London

David Currie                                                    Chairman, UK Competition and Markets Authority, London

Dorothe Dalheimer                                       Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Brussels

Kris Dekeyser                                                  Director, European Commission, Brussels

Berend Jan Drijber                                         Partner, Pels Rijcken, The Hague                                             

Adrian Emch                                                   Partner, Hogan Lovells and Peking University, Beijing

Allan Fels                                                          Professor, University of Melbourne School of Law; Visiting Fellow, Oxford

Cani Fernandez                                              Partner, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, Madrid

Ian Forrester                                                   Partner, White & Case, Brussels

Isolde Goggin                                                 Chairperson, Irish Competition Authority, Dublin

Paola Gonzalez Sanz                                     International Dept, National Authority of Markets & Competition, Madrid

Michiyo Hamada                                           (formerly) Japan Fair Trade Commission, Tokyo

Toshiko Igarashi                                             Deputy Director, Japan Fair Trade Commission, Tokyo

Alexander Italianer                                        Director General, European Commission, Brussels

Frederic Jenny                                                Professor, ESSEC Business School; OECD, Paris

Juhani Jokinen                                               Director General, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority, Helsinki

Hussein Kassim                                               Professor, University of East Anglia

Bill Kovacic                                                      Professor, GWU Law School, Washington; UK CMA, London

Andrea Lofaro                                                Partner, RBB Economics, Brussels

Frederic Louis                                                 Partner, WilmerHale, Brussels

Paul Lugard                                                     Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels

Imelda Maher                                                 Professor, University College Dublin

Jose Maria Marin Quemada                       President, National Authority of Markets and Competition, Madrid

Mel Marquis                                                   Co-Director, EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop, Florence

Andreas Mundt                               President, Bundeskartellamt, Bonn; Chair, ICN Steering Group

Maureen Ohlhausen                                     Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington

Mart Ots                                                           Director General, Estonian Competition Authority, Talinn

 

Jorge Padilla                                                    Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon, various cities

Sharis Pozen                                                   Partner, Skadden Arps, Washington

Mario Siragusa                                               Partner, Cleary Gottlieb, Rome

Jim Venit                                                          Partner, Skadden Arps, Brussels

Sven Volcker                                                   Partner, Latham & Watkins, Brussels

Mark Williams                                                Professor, University of Melbourne School of Law

Johan Ysewyn                                                 Partner, Covington & Burling, Brussels

Fabien Zivy                                                      Référendaire, European General Court, Luxembourg

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