Global Competition Law Centre

The Global Competition Law Centre (GCLC) of the College of Europe aims at promoting cutting-edge research in competition law and economics.

Unlike traditional research centres, the GCLC is not a brick and mortar organization. It has no physical presence on the campus of the College of Europe. It disseminates ideas and promotes research through its website. In addition, the GCLC benefits from a large network of competition professionals, built through the organization of regular activities in Europe and elsewhere.

Since its inception in January 2004, the GCLC has gained credentials as a high level discussion forum for academics, practitioners, and enforcement officers in the competition field across the world.

The GCLC regularly organizes conferences, publishes books and hosts a working papers series. In addition, the GCLC awards a yearly prize for the best dissertation in competition law and policy written at the College of Europe.

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Lunch talk of the GCLC

26 March 2018

The Qualcomm Case: lessons for dominant companies in the post-Intel world


  • Christian Ahlborn, Linklaters
  • Brice Allibert, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Raphael De Coninck, Charles River Associates

Moderator: Assimakis Komninos, GCLC and White&Case

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Evening policy talk

28 November 2017
The Role of the Chief Economist in Competition Law Enforcement: Lessons from the First Year of Mandate


  • Prof. Tommaso Valletti, DG COMP Chief Economist


Claire Jeffs, Slaughter and May

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Evening Policy Talk archive


Annual conference

25-26 January 2018

Fairness in Competition Law and Policy: Significance and Implications


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Conferences archive


Other events

20 October 2017

GCLC-UCL One-day Conference: Transformations of Competition Law

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8 June 2016
Competition Policy at the Intersection of Equity and Efficiency: Honoring the Scholarship of Eleanor Fox.
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28 September 2015
GCLC-King's College Half-Day Conference: Capacity Mechanisms in Europe. The Fundamental issues behind the ongoing sector inquiry
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