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US Chief Judge Douglas Ginsburg and European Court of First Instance President Bo Vesterdorf to address UCL Antitrust and Regulation Forum

22 February 2006

Douglas H. Ginsburg, Chief Judge , United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Bo Vesterdorf, President, Court of First Instance of the European Communities, are to address University College London's Antitrust and Regulation Forum on Thursday, 3 March 2005 at 6:00 pm in UCL's Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street , London WC1E 6BT . This is the first in a series of annual forums at UCL dedicated to shaping the debate on global competition policy and regulation.

In Thursday's forum, Judicial Review in EU and US Antitrust Law, Chief Judge Ginsburg will examine the role of private litigation in antitrust enforcement. President Vesterdorf will discuss the role of the Community courts (ECJ and CFI) in the EC anti-trust enforcement and talk about the effectiveness of the EC antitrust judicial review system and offer reflections on how it can be improved in terms of both substance and speed of review . Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, will chair the discussion.

The forum is organized by Professors Antonio Bavasso and David S. Evans who, along with Professor Valentine Korah, leads UCL's Competition Law and Economics programme. Programme sponsors this year are Allen & Overy and eSapience, Ltd. Journalists wishing to attend the Forum should contact Lisa Penfold, on 0207 679 1514, or lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk.

Notes for Editors

About University College London Laws

UCL Laws has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research since its foundation in 1826 and has gained the highest rating (5*A) in last research assessments exercise. The Faculty has over 450 undergraduate, 350 graduate students and many practitioners attend its public lectures & conferences throughout the year. UCL Laws has particular strengths in antitrust law and regulation with a number of programmes taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

About Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is an international legal practice comprising Allen & Overy LLP and its affiliated undertakings with approximately 4,800 staff, including some 430 partners, working in 25 major centres worldwide. Allen & Overy's International Antitrust Group comprises over 90 specialist antitrust lawyers located in 13 jurisdictions across Europe and in the US . Lawyers within the Group advise on all aspects of antitrust law in both behavioural and merger control cases.

About eSapience

eSapience, Ltd. is a media and research enterprise that stimulates and disseminates thinking about critical issues at the intersection of law, economics, and policy through its journals, web-portal, and other activities. It is the publisher of Competition Policy International, a new journal on competition policy, law and economics. www.esapience.org provides further details.