Lear Competition Festival 2021 – Virtual Edition from 9 to11 June

The program includes:

  • 2 plenary sessions held by panels of renowned academics and practitioners
  • 1 roundtable with the chairs of National Competition Authorities from the UK, Greece and Spain
  • 4 sessions devoted to hot cases and tools for antitrust analysis, managed by LCF partners including @Dentons, @Freshfields Bruchkaus Deringer, @Orrick and @Osborne Clarke
  • 1 book presentation and ensuing discussion on the ex post evaluation of competition policy interventions
  • Presentation of the Young Talent Competition Award, a unique opportunity for young economists and lawyers rewarding the best research proposal in the competition field
  • The LCF talk, an in-depth interview with Olivier Guersent, the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, and Andreas Schwab, Internal Markets Committee Rapporteur at the European Parliament, conducted by our media partner PaRR

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Work undertaken by Lear economists selected for the 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards

We are pleased to announce that work undertaken by Lear economists has been selected for the 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards by the George Washington University and Concurrences.

The first nomination has been received in the category of Best Soft Law writings for the Competition Advocacy and Communication Strategy that Lear prepared for the Albanian Competition Authority as part of a wider technical assistance project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

You can vote for Lear using this link

The second nomination is in the category of Best Academic writings, for the article Merger Policy in Digital Markets: an Ex-post Assessment published in the Journal of Competition Law & Economics in 2020. The paper presents a retrospective evaluation of pivotal merger control decisions in the digital sector, including Facebook/Instagram and Google/Waze.

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PAOLO SPEAKS AT THE EC WEBINAR ON THE “EX POST ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF EUROPEAN COMPETITION POLICY”, JUNE 23 2020

The webinar has been organised by the European Commission (EC) on the occasion of the publication by Wolters Kluwer of an edited volume entitled “Ex Post Economic Evaluation of Competition Policy: The EU Experience. More info on the publication here 

Paolo Buccirossi will intervene in the webinar by discussing the challenges posed by the ex-post evaluation of abuse of dominance cases.

To register at webinar here

EX POST ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF COMPETITION POLICY: THE EU EXPERIENCE

Lear’s partners contributed to a recently published book on the ex-post evaluation of competition policy in the EU. The book has been edited by Fabienne Ilzkovitz and Adriaan Dierx and collects studies that range from the ex post evaluation of specific policy interventions to the assessment of the broader impact of competition policy.
The volume enhances the assessment of the economic impact of this policy, which is essential for the good functioning of the internal market in the European Union. Continue reading EX POST ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF COMPETITION POLICY: THE EU EXPERIENCE

LEAR COMPETITION FESTIVAL ROME 9-11 JUNE 2021 – SAVE THE DATE

Due to the current health emergency and the governmental provisions related to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lear Competition Festival will not take place in June 2020, as originally planned and proposed.

In agreement with our partners, the Lear Competition Festival is postponed to 9-11 June 2021.
We are working with the same enthusiasm to organize a Festival with even more initiatives, always striving for the highest qualitative standards.

In the forthcoming months, we will keep you updated on any news related to the LCF and, for any information, you can visit our website www.learcompetitionfestival.com.

LEAR COMPETITION FESTIVAL ROME 10-12 JUNE 2020 – SAVE THE DATE

In 2020 Lear proposes a new conference format, where competition law and economics issues will be discussed at all levels.
The Lear Competition Festival is a unique event, that gives participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on specific antitrust issues, acquire new tools for the legal and economic analysis of firms’ practices, and network with key actors in the field of competition law competition (e.g. competition authorities, firms, IFIs, economists and lawyers).

The LCF features an innovative tailor-made platform – Talent4Comp – helping young talents and organizations in the antitrust field meet each other for employment opportunities.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

ADVANCED DISCUSSION OF COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMICS TOPICS
Promoting and developing the antitrust knowledge through round tables on cutting-edge topics with outstanding speakers from regulatory and competition authorities, universities, legal and economic consultancies, firms and international institutions.

PARALLEL SESSIONS
Know-how sessions on competition law and economics and discussions on leading antitrust cases.

LCF SHORT ESSAY AWARD
Award of the four Best Short Essays on highly debated topics of competition law and economics.

EXHIBITION AREA
Opportunity to promote your organization through exhibition stands or personalized advertising in an international environment.

NETWORKING AND SOCIAL EVENTS
Unique occasion to interact with international experts and keynote speakers to make new contacts and establish professional relations.

Stay tuned and sign up here to find out all the latest news on #LCF2020!

 

 

Vertical Restraints in e-commerce at OECD COMPETION OPEN DAY-VIDEO

OCDE Competition Open Day was held in Paris on 27 Febraury, where a range of provocative debates on issues and topics recently explored by the OECD Competition Committee were discussed. Paolo Buccirossi took part in the panel of vertical restraints in e-commerce, focused on three particularly common categories markets: selective distribution models, most-favoured-nation clauses and retail price maintenance.

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