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The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and UCD Sutherland School of Law - “Competition Law and Enforcement Priorities” 16 September 2016

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and UCD Sutherland School of Law (BLREG)


Workshop-“Competition Law and Enforcement Priorities”


At UCD Sutherland School of Law (Belfield, Dublin 4)

on Friday, 16 September 2016




09:30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00: Introduction: Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Mary Catherine Lucey (UCD BLREG)


Keynote Speaker –Professor William E. Kovacic, George Washington University Law School

10.45-11.15 Coffee


Prioritisation and Article 102:- Chair: TBC

‘Enforcement priorities Paper on Article 102 TFEU: Is a Title Enough to Overtake Constitutional Rules and Fundamental Rule-Of-Law Principles?’, Konstantinos Sidiropoulos, DPhil Candidate, Oxford University; ‘Far Beyond Meaningless: the non-enforcement of exploitative excessive prices’, Carmen Rodilla Marti, PHD Candidate, University of Valencia


Prioritising Enforcement: Commitments and State aid complaints:- Chair: TBC

‘Commitments: Guidance for a New Enforcement Style’, Stavros Makis, PHD Candidate, Department of Law, EUI, Florence; ‘Prioritisation in state aid control: Filtering out “unwanted” complaints’ Oskar Van Maren, The Asser Institute, the Hague

13:15-14:30 LUNCH

14:30- 15.45

Priorities in Enforcement: A Global and EU Perspective:- Chair: TBC

‘Goals, Values and Priorities of Competition Agencies: A View from Practice Around the World’ Dr Julian Nowag, Lund University, Sweden, Dr Maria Ioannidou QMU, London; ‘The Actual Role of Boosting the EU Competition Law Enforcement powers of NCAs: In Need of a Reframed Formula’ Catalin S. Rusu, Associate professor of European law, Radboud University, Nijmegen

15.45-16:00 Coffee Break


Enforcement priorities in Scotland and Ireland:- Chair: TBC

‘Is There a case for a Scottish Competition Authority? Contrasting Old, New and Regional Competition Enforcement Priorities in large, small and regional EU Economies’ Aiste Slezeviciute, PHD candidate, Edinburgh law School, and Solicitor, S and W, Edinburgh and Zeno Frediani, Solicitor, S and W; ‘An Analytical Review of the Choices/priorities made by Ireland’s Competition Authority/Competition and Consumer Protection Commission 1991-2016’ Dr Vincent Power, Partner, A & L Goodbody, Dublin


17:10-17:30 Closing Address: Dr John Temple Lang

17:30 Closing remarks

17.45Taxis to Central Dublin for bar/restaurant for speakers and participants

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