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Does Competition Law and Enforcement Need a Radical Overhaul?

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 18 June 2019

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The UCL Jevons Institute with The Competition & Markets Authority, and The Global Antitrust Institute at George Mason University

Event Information

Open to

All

Organiser

UCL Laws Events

Location

Gideon Schreier LT, UCL Laws
Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens
London
WC1H 0EG

About the conference

Demands for radical reforms in competition law policy and enforcement by politicians and pundits are growing. The Jevons Institute 2019 Colloquium will focus on 3 themes that are crucial to inform the debate over whether there is a monopoly problem and what should be done about it if there is.
▷ First are markets becoming less competitive generally or in important sectors and why?
▷ Secondly should we reset the balance in error cost framework for competition law enforcement?
▷ Thirdly, do we need to consider new tools to remedy competition concerns, and what have we learned from past experience?

To debate these questions, we have assembled a group of leading experts from academia, competition authorities and courts across the world.

The 2019 Jevons Colloquium is organised in co-operation with the CMA who are considering a number of reforms to the UK legal regime taking into account international experience.

Keynote Speeches

Andrea Coscelli, CMA
Andreas Mundt, Bundeskartellamt

Speakers

Antonio Bavasso, UCL Jevons Institute / Allen & Overy
Sir Christopher Bellamy, Linklaters LLP
Sarah Cardell, CMA
Jan De Loecker, KU Leuven
David Evans, UCL Jevons Institute / Global Economics Group
Damien Geradin, UCL / Euclid
Douglas Ginsburg, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit / George Mason University
Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Federal Court of Justice (BGH) Karlsruhe
Ioannis Lianos, Professor of Global Competition Law & Public Policy, UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society
Philip Marsden, College of Europe / FCA / Ofgem / CRA
Giovanni Pitruzzella, European Court of Justice
Tommaso Valletti, DG Comp, EC
Larry White, NYU Stern School of Business
Joshua Wright, George Mason University

The 2019 Jevons Colloquium is being supported by
Competition Policy International and
The Global Antitrust Institute at George Mason University.

View the programme

09:00 Welcome and Opening Speech
Andrea Coscelli Chief Executive, Competition & Markets Authority

09:30 Roundtable 1: Time to reconsider the error cost framework in competition enforcement?
Moderator: Douglas Ginsburg Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit / George Mason University.

Presenters:

  • Philip Marsden, College of Europe / FCA / Ofgem / CRA
  • Giovanni Pitruzzella, European Court of Justice
  • Sir Christopher Bellamy, Linklaters LLP
  • Joshua Wright, George Mason University

10:45 Refreshment break

11:15 Roundtable 2: Are markets becoming less competitive, generally, or in important sectors?
Moderator: David S. Evans UCL Jevons Institute / Global Economics Group

Presenters:

  • Jan De Loecker, Professor of Economics, KU Leuven
  • Tommaso Valletti, Chief Economist, DG Comp, European Commission
  • Lawrence J. White, Robert Kavesh Professor in Economics, NYU

12:30 Keynote Address:
Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Roundtable 3: Remedies: past experiences, effectiveness, new tools
Moderator: Antonio Bavasso UCL Jevons Institute / Allen & Overy LLP

Presenters:

  • Sarah Cardell, CMA
  • Damien Geradin, UCL/Euclid
  • Douglas Ginsburg Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit / George Mason University.
  • Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Federal Court of Justice (BGH) Karlsruhe
  • Ioannis Lianos, Professor of Global Competition Law & Public Policy, UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society

15:30 Closing remarks

16:00 End of Conference

 

 
Booking and Fees

You can book online and either pay via credit card
or request an invoice at:
https://jevons-2019-colloquium.eventbrite.co.uk

Fees:
£150 Standard ticket
£100 UCL alumni
£75 Academic ticket
£20 Student (full-time) ticket

Queries

Please email the UCL Laws Events Manager Lisa Penfold - lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk

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