05 Feb 2021

16th Annual Conference of the GCLC: Ex post assessment of European competition enforcement (Day 2)

From 14:00 till 18:30

8000 Bruges


The Global Competition Law Centre is pleased to invite you to the 16th Annual Conference, entitled: "Ex post assessment of European competition enforcement: Did agency intervention restore competition in the market?".

The event will run online over three consecutive Fridays: 
29 January – 5 February – 12 February 2021

Ex post analysis of competition law decisional choices—and of whether the approach adopted proved to be sound—is a topic that has recently acquired increased importance, although competition authorities generally find it hard to perform. From a policy point of view, it poses a number of critical questions: Have past competition policy interventions or non-interventions delivered? Have competition agencies restored or safeguarded market competition? If decisional errors have been made by antitrust decision makers, what can we learn from past mistakes? As important as they are, those fundamental questions are often neglected in the competition policy discussion.
The topic also relates to the estimation of the benefits of competition enforcement in general and to the analysis whether the costs of enforcement are justified in light of the benefits it produces.
The GCLC’s Annual Conference for 2021 is breaking with tradition. This year we will present the results of a research project that the GCLC ran in the past year on ex post assessment of competition enforcement in Europe. At this unprecedented conference, economists, business scientists, legal practitioners and enforcers will use the benefit of hindsight to review past competition cases.  

Speakers include: Pauline Affeldt, Christian Ahlborn, Nicholas Banasevic, Rainer Becker, Jean-François Bellis, Jan Blockx, Aleksandra Boutin, Xavier Boutin, Paolo Buccirossi, Dennis Carlton, Avantika Chowdhury, Adina Claici, Victoria Daskalova, Thomas Deisenhofer, Isabelle De Silva, Benoît Durand, Kirsten Edwards-Warren, Cani Fernández, John Fingleton, Sir Nicholas Forwood, Michal Gal, Angel Givaja Sanz, Antonio Gomes, Dan Gore, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, Alexander Italianer, Šarūnas Keserauskas, John Kirkwood, Lars Kjolbye, Assimakis Komninos, Margaret Kyle, Laura Lasio, Sir Philip Lowe, Scott McInnes, Damien Neven, Kristina Nordlander, Jorge Padilla, Alejandra Palacios, Nicolas Petit, René Plank, Pierre Régibeau, Ashwin van Rooijen, Claire Simpson, Jacques Steenbergen, Maurice de Valois Turk, Alicia Van Cauwelaert, Alen Veljan, Denis Waelbroeck



For more information, contact the GCLC at info.gclc@coleurope.eu.

Draft reports

Each research group has prepared a draft report with preliminary findings that will be discussed during the Conference.  Please do not cite without approval.

Third Research Group: The Buyer Power Merger Cases (DRAFT)

Fourth Research Group: The Pharmaceutical Parallel Trade Cases (DRAFT)


Slides - Third Research Group - The Buyer Power Merger Cases

Slides - Third Research Group - T. Deisenhofer

Slides - Third Research Group - P. Affeldt

Slides - Third Research Group - V. Daskalova

Slides - Fourth Research Group - The Pharmaceutical Parallel Trade Cases


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