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COMMENTS 

An interview with the President of the European Court of Human Rights

Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights since September 2012, has served as a Judge in the Court for over a decade. In a recent interview with the UCL Law Society’s Silk v. Brief, highlights of which are condensed in the blog post below, he discusses the evolving role of human rights in Europe, and explores the complicated relationship between the UK and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Dean Spielmann
23 March 2015 More...

Starts: Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

In Defence of Rights

Philippe Sands, Professor of Law at UCL and practising barrister in international law, and Helena Kennedy, a leading barrister and academic in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues, were members of the 2011 Commission on a Bill of Rights. In highlights from a recent article in the London Review of Books, they discuss how human rights intersect with politics, examine the UK’s strained relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights, and question the possible motivations lying behind the proposed Bill.
Prof. Philippe Sands 
Helena Kennedy
1 April 2015 More...

Starts: Apr 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Exploring ‘Exploratory Governance': the Hertie Governance Report 2015

With the Eurozone crisis not yet over, Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL, reviews the Hertie Governance Report 2015 as it analyses the key issues facing the European Institutions in terms of economic governance. As ad hoc solutions are found to deal with urgent matters, what does this mean for political accountability and reform in the EU, and what lessons have been learnt?
Prof. Albert Weale
14 April 2015 More...

Starts: Apr 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

New Challenges in EU Competition Law and Enforcement

Publication date: May 16, 2013 11:19 AM

Start: Nov 13, 2013 12:00 AM
End: Nov 13, 2013 12:00 AM

13 November 2013. 

When
13 November 2013, 2.00-7.00pm

Where:
UCL Faculty of Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
WC1H 0EG London

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About the UCL Laws conference 

EU competition law is in constant evolution. The most remarkable recent developments have occurred in the context of the interpretation by the courts of Article 102 TFEU, as well as the recent proposal for a Damages directive and the way private enforcement of EU competition law will interact with public enforcement. Recent cases of the Court of Justice of the EU have challenged the options promoted by the proposed Damages Directive, while the important fines and far reaching remedies imposed or negotiated by the European Commission have yet again raised the question on any existing boundaries to its discretion in this area. A panel of distinguished speakers from academia and practice will comment on the most recent developments in EU competition law and will provide their critical perspectives on the way ahead. The conference will focus on recent developments in Article 102 TFEU jurisprudence, the interaction between private and public enforcement post the Damages Directive proposal and the Pfiederer and Donau Chemie judgements of the Court and the question of the extent of fines and remedies.

Accreditation:
The conference is accredited with 4 CPD hours by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
Conference Schedule:
13.30 Registration  
14.00 Introduction Dr Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
14.10
Session I Abuse of Dominant Position  
Chair:  Damien Geradin (Tilburg, George Mason; Covington & Burling LLP)
  Speakers Alison Jones (Kings College London)
Renato Nazzini (King's College London)
Lisa Lovdhal Gormsen (University of Manchester)
Andrea Coscelli (OFCom)
15.45 Break  
16.15 Session II The Interaction between Public Enforcement and Actions for Damages in Europe
Chair: Judge Nicholas Forwood (General Court of the EU)
  Speakers Mark Powell (White & Case)
John Temple Lang (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)
John Kallaugher (15.4Latham & Watkins)
Andreas Stephan (University of East Anglia)
17.30 Session III
Sanctions and Remedies: Between Proportionality and Optimal Enforcements Theory
Chair: Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
  Speakers Damien Geradin (Tilburg, George Mason; Covington)
Nicholas Khan (European Commission, Legal Service)
Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
Frank Maier-Rigaux (IESEG) 
19.00 Drinks Reception