Centre for Law, Economics and Society


1st International Conference on Dialogues in Competition Law & Economics (DCLE)

CONFERENCE THEME: Modern Issues on Competition Law and Economics: Digital Economy, Sustainability & Artificial Intelligence

Date: 1st July 2024
Location: University of Piraeus, Conference Hall, Piraeus, Greece

Conference and Organizing Committee (cles-law@ucl.ac.uk):

DCLE is a global network of academics and professionals, practicing in Competition law and economics of competition policy. The DCLE Scientific Committee consists of Prof. Ioannis Lianos (Centre for Law, Economics and Society, The University College of London), Prof. Ioannis Kokkoris (Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London), and Assoc. Prof. Michael Polemis (ETOS Lab, University of Piraeus, and Hellenic Competition Commission).


DCLE 2024


9:00-9:40        Early registration

9:40-9:50 Welcome speeches by the Rector of the University of Piraeus, Professor Michail Sfakianakis and by the Director of the Msc in Law and Economics, Professor Pantelis Pantelidis

9:50-10:00 Opening speech by the President of the Hellenic Competition Commission Ms. Irene Sharpe

10:00-11:30 Session I: Digital ecosystems, digital economy and competition law

Moderator: Michael Polemis, University of Piraeus and Hellenic Competition Commission

Nicholas Economides, NYU Stern Business School - “Remedies in Digital Markets”

Maria Ioannidou, Queen Mary University, CCLS – “Competition Law Remedies in the Digital Economy: A New Approach

Effie Kinini, University of Athens Law School - “DMA and traditional competition law

Discussant: Despoina Mantzari, University College London – “What is a Fair Price in the Digital Economy?’ FRAND in the DMA and beyond

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11.45 -13.15 Session II: The Reform of Article 102 TFEU: The Commission’s Guidelines and Beyond

Moderator: Chara Nikolopoulou, Vice-President, HCC

Anthemis Economou, Latham & Watkins LLP - “The reform of Article 102 TFEU”

Georgia Tzifa, Wilmer Hale – “The Reform of Article 102 TFEU”

Stavros Makris, Glasgow University – “Digital tying and the effective competitive constraints standard

Discussant: Ioannis Lianos, University College London – “The Hidden Side of the Moon: Naked restrictions and Article 102 TFEU”


13.15 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.20 Session III: New challenges in the economics of competition law

Moderator: Nicholas Economides, NYU Stern Business School

Konstantinos Serfes, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University - “On the level and incidence of interchange fees charged by competing payment networks”

Emmanuel Petrakis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - “Cross-ownership in duopoly: Are there incentives to divest?”

Michael Polemis, University of Piraeus and Hellenic Competition Commission  - “What determines cartel duration? Global evidence using quantile regression analysis”

Panagiotis Fotis, Hellenic Competition Commission and Markos Tselekounis, University of Piraeus - “Colluding or settling? The role of unilateral overlapping ownership”

15:20-15:35 Coffee Break

15:35-17:00 Session IV: A political economy perspective on Competition Law and Policy

Moderator: Maria Ioannidou, Queen Mary University, CCLS

Andriani Kalintiri, Kings College London - “EU Antitrust Law’s Resilience: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Grigorios Bacharis, London School of Economics, Law School - “Public redress in competition enforcement: a study of rationales and techniques”

Ioannis Tassopoulos, University of Athens, “Towards a constitutional approach to competition law

Dimitrios Kyriazis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Law School - “State aid law as an influencer of national tax policy”

17:00-17:10 Coffee Break

17.10 – 18.50 Policy Session V: New challenges for competition law: Digital Ecosystems and AI

Moderator: Ioannis Lianos, UCL Faculty of Laws

Leonidas Theodosiou, Morgan Lewis - “The anticipated enforcement of 102/Chapter 2 in the Gen AI space

Nikos Peristerakis, K & L Gates, “AI and digital ecosystemic theories of harm

Angelos Stenimachitis, Compass Lexecon – “Economic aspects and challenges of ecosystem theories of harm

Kostantina Bania, Geradin & Partners, “Competition in Generative AI: Beyond Competition Law

18.50 – 19.00 Conclusions:  Ioannis Lianos, UCL Faculty of Laws