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The Spitzenkandidat process and its implications for the UK in the EU

The 2014 European elections represent a deeply important moment for the EU, and for its member states. The introduction of a Spitzenkandidat process has created a new set of political and institutional dynamics. This piece considers the case of the UK, including the consequences of Cameron's opposition to Juncker and the nominaton of Jonathan Hill as European Commissioner.
Dr Simon Usherwood
1 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

New Challenges in EU Competition Law and Enforcement

Publication date: May 16, 2013 11:19:00 AM

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