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'Highly problematic, to put it mildly'

Deciphering the Conservative Party’s proposals for a new ‘British Bill of Rights’ is not an easy task, as the eight-page policy document is riddled with errors, distortions and imprecise language. What is more, their two main policy aims are highly problematic, argues
Colm O'Cinneide
9 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UK & EU: New Faces, Old Problems?

The row between Britain and its allies that accompanied the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new Commission President was seen by some as an effective short-term tactic from David Cameron. But the ‘Juncker bounce’ was short-lived and left Cameron in a long-term strategic pickle.
Paola Buonadonna
6 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Five lessons of the Juncker Affair

It is now three months since Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the Commission, against the express wishes of the British and Hungarian governments.  What lessons can we draw from this episode about British attitudes to the European Union?
6 October 2014
Prof Michael Shackleton
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Starts: Oct 6, 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