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

09 October 2017

Navigating the Maze of Merger Referrals: Law, Policy, and Practice


  • Fiona Carlin, Baker & McKenzie
  • Julia Brockhoff, DG COMP

Moderator: Bernd Meyring, GCLC

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Lunch talk archive

Evening policy talk

7 June 2016
The State of U.S. Antitrust Enforcement


  • Albert FOER, founder and former President of the American Antitrust Institute
  • Eleanor M. FOX, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law
  • James S. VENIT, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Diane P. WOOD, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

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Evening Policy Talk archive


Annual conference

25-26 January 2018

Fairness in Competition Law and Policy: Significance and Implications

More information: to be announced.

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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