Competition Law Scholars Forum


Current Workshop

Competition Law - Public Enforcement Across the EU

The 25th CLaSF Workshop

Thursday 10 Spetember 2015, LUMSA University, Roma – Law School, sponsored by Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton

If you are interested in attending please contact Dr Serena Mazzilli <>. Places are limited therefore early booking is advised.

Provisional Programme

09:00 - 09:20 Registration

09:20 Introduction: Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Dr Roberto Cisotta (LUMSA)

09:30 - 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?

13:15 - 14:45 Lunch

14:45- 16:15 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?

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30 Leniency and Enforcement:

Prof Miguel Sousa Ferro, University of Lisbon Law School and 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?

17:30 - 17:45
Overview by Mario Siragusa, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, Rome, Brussels - College of Europe

17:45 Closing remarks,  followed by post-workshop drinks and dinner