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CCLP Capacity Building Programme
Tuesday 15 October 2013

The Centre for Competition Law and Policy will host this month a capacity building programme for competition officials from Colombia and Peru. The two week programme is organised in conjunction with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Colombia’s competition authority (SIC) and the competition authority in Peru (INDECOPI). Participants will attend lectures and seminars on competition law, visit enforcement agencies and courts and conduct comparative research on competition law enforcement.

 


 
The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Volume 1, Issue 2
Monday 14 October 2013

 The second issue of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (JAE) has now been published in hard copy and is also available online.

 Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2013:

 1.     Adi Ayal ‘The market for bigness: economic power and competition agencies’ duty to curtail it’

 2.     Xiaoye Wang and Adrian Emch ‘Five years of implementation of China's Anti-Monopoly Law—achievements and challenges’

 3.     Edward M. Iacobucci ‘Cartel class actions and immunity programmes’

 4.     Terry Calvani and  Kaethe M. Carl ‘The Competition Act 2002, ten years later: lessons from the Irish experience of prosecuting cartels as criminal offences’

 5.     Damien Geradin ‘Antitrust compliance programmes and optimal antitrust enforcement: a reply to Wouter Wils’

 6.     Yves Botteman and Agapi Patsa ‘Towards a more sustainable use of commitment decisions in Article 102 TFEU cases’

 7.     Paul Gagnon ‘The business model of patent assertion entities in IT: unilateral restraints of competition or business as usual?’

 8.     Daniel A. Crane ‘Judicial review of anticompetitive state action: two models in comparative perspective’

 9.     Malcolm B. Coate ‘The use of natural experiments in merger analysis’

 For free access to these articles click here.

 


 
The Value of Competition
Wednesday 22 May 2013

 The ‘The Value of Competition’ is a novel pro-bono programme dedicated to educating secondary school students about the benefits of competition and the role of competition law enforcement. The programme aims to support the creation of a ‘competition culture’ around the world. As part of the programme the Centre for Competition Law and Policy, with the help of volunteers around the world and local competition agencies, delivers introductory sessions at schools and community centres. Power point presentations in various languages and ‘train the trainer’ sessions are provided by the CCLP.

 

For further details contact Ariel Ezrachi at the CCLP.


 
The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement
Friday 3 May 2013

The first issue of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (JAE) has now been published in hard copy and is also available online.

The JAE covers a wide range of enforcement related topics, including: public and private competition law enforcement, cooperation between competition agencies, the promotion of worldwide competition law enforcement, optimal design of enforcement policies, performance measurement, empirical analysis of enforcement policies, combination of functions in the mandate of the competition agency, competition agency governance, procedural fairness, competition enforcement and human rights, the role of the judiciary in competition enforcement, leniency, cartel prosecution, effective merger enforcement and the regulation of sectors.

Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2013:

• Peter Freeman ‘The Competition and Markets Authority: can the whole be greater than the sum of its parts?’
• William Blumenthal ‘Models for merging the US antitrust agencies’
• Wouter P. J. Wils ‘Antitrust compliance programmes and optimal antitrust enforcement’
• Joshua D. Wright and Angela M. Diveley ‘Do expert agencies outperform generalist judges? Some preliminary evidence from the Federal Trade Commission’
• Barry J. Rodger ‘Why not court? A study of follow-on actions in the UK’
• John Temple Lang ‘The strengths and weaknesses of the DG Competition Manual of Procedure’
• Maurice E. Stucke ’Is competition always good?’
• Caron Beaton-Wells and Christine Parker ‘Justifying criminal sanctions for cartel conduct: a hard case’

For free access to these articles click here.

Advanced access to articles from Issue 2:
• Terry Calvani and Kaethe M. Carl ‘The Competition Act 2002, ten years later: lessons from the Irish experience of prosecuting cartels as criminal offences’
• Edward M. Iacobucci ‘Cartel class actions and immunity programmes’
• Malcolm B. Coate ‘The use of natural experiments in merger analysis’

For free access to these articles click here.

Click here for information about the CCLP Antitrust Enforcement Symposium.


 
Antitrust Enforcement Workshop - Washington DC
Wednesday 27 March 2013

The CCLP in collaboration with the George Washington University Competition Law Center and the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement will host a Workshop on Antitrust enforcement at George Washington University, Washington DC, on Saturday April 13, 2013.

 

The programme will include the following papers:

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Don Baker & John Briggs, Reform of US Institutional Framework

Annetje Ottow, Reform of Dutch Competition System

Kati Cseres, Effects of Combining Competition and Consumer Protection Mandates

Marianela Lopez-Galdos, Results of GW Benchmarking Project

Maureen Ohlhausen and Greg Luib,  Implementation of Section 5 of the FTC Act

Alden Abbott, Interaction between Trade and Competition Laws

Bob Marshall and Leslie Marx, Unintended Consequences of Leniency Programs


 
Why Competition Law ?
Wednesday 20 February 2013

 
This lunchtime event will provide students with a unique opportunity to engage in discussion on future careers in competition law. Three distinguish speakers will talk about their work as competition specialists and answers questions.
 
Speakers:
Laura John, Monckton Chambers
Lucilia Falsarella-Pereira, Office of Fair Trading
Michael Rowe, Slaughter and May

Friday, 1 March 2013, 13h00-14h15, Law Faculty, St Cross Building. Light lunch will be available at the CCLP foyer from 12h30.

 

 
Organised by the Oxford Centre for Competition Law & Policy (CCLP) in conjunction with the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law.
The event will take place in The Cube, St Cross building


 
The Journal of Antitrust Enforcement
Thursday 27 September 2012

The University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy, in collaboration with the George Washington University Competition Law Center, launched a new law Journal dedicated to Antitrust Enforcement.

The Journal, to be published by Oxford University Press will provide a platform for cutting edge scholarship relating to public and private competition law enforcement, both at the international and domestic levels.

The journal will cover a wide range of enforcement related topics, including: public and private competition law enforcement, cooperation between competition agencies, the promotion of worldwide competition law enforcement, optimal design of enforcement policies, performance measurement, empirical analysis of enforcement policies, combination of functions in the mandate of the competition agency, competition agency governance, procedural fairness, competition enforcement and human rights, the role of the judiciary in competition enforcement, leniency, cartel prosecution, effective merger enforcement and the regulation of sectors.

The first issue of the Journal is due in April 2013.


 
Symposium on Antitrust Enforcement
Thursday 27 September 2012

The University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy hosted a two day Symposium on Antitrust Enforcement. The event formed part of the launch of the new Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, to be published by OUP. Speakers included competition officials, representatives from the UNCTAD, the OECD, practitioners and academics. The event was organized in conjunction with the George Washington University Competition Law Center.


 
CCLP joins the UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform
Thursday 3 February 2011

The CCLP has joined the UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform (RPP). The Research Partnership Platform aims to strengthen the impact of UNCTAD's activities through joint research and capacity building programmes.


 
Study Group on Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights
Tuesday 1 February 2011

The Group is dedicated to the study of the interrelated aspects between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law, focusing the debate on relevant cases, papers, research projects and current issues in these fields. A different topic is discussed in each of the meetings, which take place at the Global Economic Governance Programme building (Merton St. 12).

 

The discussion in HT will focus on: abuse of dominance and parallel trade in the EU, copyrights remedies and competition law, and sham litigation.

 

For further details please contact: Ms. Valeria Silva (valeria.silva@politics.ox.ac.uk)


 

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