Comments on the White Paper on Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules

14 August, 2008

The European Commission uploaded the comments on the damages White Paper to the Europa website. Many contributions indeed. It is a topic that not only in theory but also in practice seems to concern many European interest groups, professionals, specialists, etc.

After commenting the settlements Green Paper, the Competition Law Research Centre (Hungary) commented on the damages White Paper. See here. In the LIDC report there are also two Hungarians who contributed to the comment.

Some contributors:

  • ABA, American Bar Association, Sections of Antitrust Law, US
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Bundesministerium für Justiz, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Bundesministerium für Soziales und Konsumentenschutz, AT
  • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Bundesministerium der Justiz, Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz, Bundeskartellamt, DE
  • Bundesrat, DE
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Fastweb, IT
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Groupe France Télécom, FR
  • HCLRC Hungarian Competition Law Research Centre, HU
  • Herbert Smith LLP
  • Howrey LLP
  • HOTREC Hotels, Cafes and restaurants in Europe
  • IBA, International Bar Association
  • ICC, International Chamber of Commerce
  • IMEDIPA, Institute for Studies in Competition Law and Policy, GR
  • Justizministerium Baden-Württemberg, DE
  • LIDC, Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, DE
  • NERA, Economic Consulting
  • OFT, Office of Fair Trading
  • Office for the Protection of Competition of the Czech Republic, CZ
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
  • Which?, UK
  • White & Case LLP

Which competition policy for regulated industries?: governance and sector-specific perspectives

5 August, 2008

IMEDIPA hosts a conference in September in Istanbul. The program really looks great!

The conference is organized in collaboration with University College London and Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law.

The conference will examine the intersection of competition law and regulation in a number of key network industries(such as energy, telecoms, transports, financial industry) in the context of the transition, developing or small market size economies of the Eastern Mediterranean region. The conference will delve into the economic and legal aspects of competition policy in regulated industries and it will examine current topics of practical importance for competition litigation (e.g. long-term contracts in the energy sector, margin squeeze and bundling in the telecoms sector, anticompetitive agreements and interchange fees in the financial industry sector).

For more details click here.