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

22 September 2021

Can Antitrust Compliance Affect Leniency and Enforcement? The Chemical Cartels Pattern


  • Maria JASPERS, European Commission
  • Andreas STEPHAN, University of East Anglia
  • Gianni DE STEFANO, European Commission (former Global Director of Competition Law at Akzo Nobel NV)

Moderator: Jacques DERENNE (Sheppard Mullin, GCLC)

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Evening policy talk

21 September 2020

Antitrust & Regulatory Policy in Digital Industries: Roundtable on "Big Tech and the Digital Economy" (OUP, 2020)

Main Speakers:

  • Guillaume LORIOT, Director, DG COMP

  • Bill KOVACIC, George Washington University (GWU)

  • David TEECE, Hass School of Business & Berkeley Research Group (BRG)

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Annual conference

29 January – 5 February – 12 February 2021

Ex post assessment of European competition enforcement: Did agency intervention restore competition in the market?


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Conferences archive


Other events

24 October 2019

GCLC-FTAO Conference: "Sustainability and Competition Policy: Bridging two Worlds to Enable a Fairer Economy" (24/10)

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21 June 2018

GCLC One-day Conference: The Path towards Modern EU Competition Policy 

Honoring the contribution of Mario Siragusa

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