Thursday, June 25, 2015

Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) - “Competition Law Public Enforcement Across the EU” 10 September 2015


The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and  

LUMSA University, Roma – Law School, Workshop (sponsored by Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton)

  “Competition Law Public Enforcement Across the EU”

At LUMSA Law School, Via Pompeo Magno, Roma on Thursday 10 September 2015


9.-9.20: Registration

9.20: Introduction: Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Dr Roberto Cisotta (LUMSA)


9.30-11.00 Co-operation and Enforcement Networks:- Marta Ottanelli, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, ‘Cooperation between National competition authorities and National Regulatory Authorities- Issues of Network Interaction’; Xingyu Yan, PHD researcher, University of Groningen, ‘Institutional Dynamics in antitrust Case Allocation: A comparative analysis of the EU and China’; Fabian Luetz, PHD researcher, University of Hagen, ‘Nudging Competition Authorities- why behavioural economics should be the public enforcement’s best friend in Europe’.


11.00-11.30 Coffee break


11.30-1.15 Comparative Aspects of Public Enforcement:-

Part 1- General

Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite, ‘Brunel University, ‘Public EU competition law enforcement in small member States: past, current and future challenges’; Dr Alexander Svetlicinii, Asst Prof, University of Vienna and Dr Maciej Bernatt, Asst. Prof., University of Warsaw, ‘The assessment of the Effect in trade by the National Competition Authorities of the “New” EU Member States: Another Legal Partition of the Internal Market?’;

Part 2- Fines

Francisco Marcos, IE Law School, Madrid, Patricia Pérez Fernández, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels,A ‘Deutsch-spanisches’ dilemma: how fines for violations of competition laws should be calculated?’; Dr Mary Catherine Lucey, UCD, Dublin, Convergent fining powers: Still only a pipe dream for the NCA in Ireland?’


1.15-2.45 LUNCH


2.45- 4.15 Review of Public Enforcement Decision-Making:- Evi Mattioli, Advocaat, CMS ‘The judicial review paradox in a new enforcement culture: still a fundamental necessity or ‘too much of a good thing’?’; Dr Maciej Bernatt, Asst. Prof, University of Warsaw, ’Judicial review in EU Competition Law: Anything to Learn from US?’; Dr Arianna Andreangeli, Edinburgh University, ‘EU public enforcement of competition law and the accession to the ECHR: unfinished business or testing ground?’


4.15-4.30 Coffee Break


4.30- 5.30 Leniency and Enforcement:- Prof Miguel Sousa Ferro, University of Lisbon Law School and Evelyne Ameye, Evelyne Ameye Legal Services, ‘Leniency in the Iberian Peninsula: Two worlds Apart’; Lena Boucon, PHD researcher, EUI, ‘The Impact of Directive 2014/104/EU on EU national leniency programs analysed from a comparative analysis perspective: creation of uncertainty, deterrence or complementarity?’


5.30-5.45 Overview by Mario Siragusa, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, Rome, Brussels - College of Europe

5.45 Closing remarks,  followed by post-workshop drinks and dinner

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