Call for papers in Competition Law

I want to start a new category of entry, namely ‘call for papers in competition law’. Any submissions duly welcomed.

Lets start with the first one.

Researching Current Issues in Global Competition Law and Policy 2009

Where: Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), London, United Kingdom

When: Friday, 6 March 2009

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) is pleased to announce that its high-level Annual International PhD Conference 2009 will be hosted at the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) in London on Friday 6 March 2009.

This conference will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and fruitful debate between doctoral research students who are engaged in researching current issues in the field of competition law and policy. The conference offers an excellent opportunity for interaction between researchers from around the world under the guidance of some of the most senior members of the competition law community globally.

The Conference is a unique opportunity for research students to engage in a productive debate, meet fellow research students from around the world and receive fruitful feedback on their thoughts and ideas.

Expressions of interest to present a paper at the conference are welcomed from doctoral candidates currently conducting research in the field of competition law and policy. The Conference has been named after the ICC’s late affiliated member, Ms Marion Simmons QC. The 2009 Annual Conference will be devoted to discussing topics that Marion had particular interests in. This includes EC and UK competition law and international arbitration. We are therefore looking to receive applications from PhD students who are researching topics in EC competition law, UK competition law and the relationship between competition law and international arbitration.

Those interested in presenting are asked to email a summary of up to 1000 words of their paper (icc@qmul.ac.uk) along with a copy of their curriculum vitae, clearly showing the title and topic of their thesis.

Only papers demonstrating research and original thinking of the highest quality will be selected. Please note that under no circumstances would previously presented or published papers be considered or selected. We discourage submission of papers giving a general ‘overview’ of a thesis but would strongly welcome those dealing with specific set of issues or topic.

Applicants must be PhD students. Only 5 applicants will be selected to present.

Please send all the relevant documents by 1 January 2009. Final decisions will be made on 12 January 2009. Decisions will be communicated via email on that date with an announcement made on the ICC’s website listing the names of successful candidates.

Papers selected and presented at the event will – if they are of high quality and meet the relevant requirements – be considered for publication in the ICC’s Global Antitrust Review.

Confidential discussions with the ICC’s director are possible either via email (m.dabbah@qmul.ac.uk) or by telephone (+ 44 (0) 207 882 8122).

About the Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) is a unique centre that delivers world-class work in the field of competition law and policy. The ICC conducts research and delivers training in the field of competition law and policy, drawing on the multi-disciplinary strengths of Queen Mary, University of London, one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. The ICC brings together the research strengths and expertise of the Queen Mary School of Law, and the Departments of Economics, Politics and Geography.

The ICC’s mission is to:

• Build a strong, broad-based and well-informed competition law community

• Engage in competition advocacy and internationally recognised scholarship

• Deliver innovative training and consultancy to meet the needs and expectations of lawyers, economists, policy-makers, competition enforcement bodies, judges and business people

The ICC offers internationally-recognised PhD and (taught and distance learning) LLM programmes in competition law and policy (in addition to a strong undergraduate option in EC and UK competition law) as well as an impressive programme of shorter courses including training courses and a highly successful annual summer school in competition law. Since its inauguration in 2006, the ICC has welcomed hundreds of participants to these courses in London; hundreds more (mainly judges, lawyers, economists and policy-makers from over 35 countries) have benefited from training given in different parts of the world.

The ICC also publishes a high quality, refereed student journal, the ICC Global Antitrust Review (GAR).

For further information on the ICC and its activities, visit: www.icc.qmul.ac.uk.

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