Lunch Talk Series

Lunch Talks

The GCLC organizes monthly lunch talks in Brussels on current topics of competition law and economics. Those lunch talks are intended to provide a discussion platform for private practitioners and competition officials. With over 50 lunch talks to date, and on average 100 registered participants, the GCLC lunch talks have been praised by the competition community for providing networking and socializing opportunities in a club environment.

81th GCLC Lunch Talk:

The ECN+ Initiative: Outcome and Challenges of the Commission Consultation on the Empowerment of NCAs'

When: 28th April 2016

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Bruxelles

Speakers:

  • Eddy De Smijter, DG COMP
  • Guido Lobrano, Legal Affairs, Business Europe
  • Markus Röhrig, Hengeler Mueller

Position paper Business Europe

Slides M. Röhrig

 

 

80th GCLC Lunch Talk

EU Competition Enforcement and the Legacy of Ordo-liberalism: Myths and Realities

When: 4th April 2016

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

  • Christian Ahlborn, Linklaters
  • Pierre Larouche, Tilburg University
  • Vincent Verouden, E.CA Economics

Slides Ahlborn

Slides Larouche

 

 

79th GCLC Lunch Talk

Assessing unilateral effects in horizontal mergers: closeness of competition and the role of bidding data

When: 14 March 2016

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Bruxelles

Speakers:

  • Daniel Coublucq, DG COMP
  • Sascha Schubert, Freshfields
  • David Spector, Paris School of Economics, MAPP

Slides D. Coublucq

Slides S. Schubert

 

78th Lunch Talk

The Legal Status of Rebates after PostDanmark II

When: 30 October 2015

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Bruxelles

Speakers:

  • Nicholas Khan, Legal Service, European Commission
  • Pablo Imanez-Colomo, London School of Economics
  • Moderator: Denis Waelbroeck, Ashurst LLP.

Slides Pablo Ibanez

 

77th Lunch Talk

Competition Enforcement in the Time of Big Data: Myths and Realities

When: 14 September 2015

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

  • Sophie Moonen, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Miranda Cole, Covington
  • Matthew Bennett, CRA
  • Moderator: Damien Gerard, GCLC

Presentation Sophie Moonen

Presentation Miranda Cole

Presentation Matthew Bennett

 

76th Lunch Talk

Seven Years of Settlement Decisions: an appraisal after the TIMAB judgment

When: 29 June 2015

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Bruxelles

Speakers:

  • Flavio Laina, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Stephen Spinks, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Moderator: Denis Waelbroeck, Ashurst LLP

Presentation Flavio Laina

Presentation Stephen Spinks

75th Lunch Talk

The E-Commerce Sector Inquiry: What, Why and How?

When: 22 May 2015

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Bruxelles

Speakers:

  • Thomas KRAMLER, DG COMP, European Commission
  • James WEBBER, Shearman & Sterling

Presentation Thomas Kramler

Presentation James Webber

 

74th Lunch Talk

New Challenges for Fiscal Aids: Tax Rulings are back

When: 20 April 2015

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Bruxelles

Speakers:

  • Humbert Drabbe, Former Director, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Michel Petite, Clifford Chance

Moderator:

  • Massimo Merola, President of the GCLC

Presentation of Michel Petite

Presentation of Humbert Drabbe

 

73rd Lunch Talk

Joint and several liability for cartel fines: Lessons from Gigaset and Siemens Austria

When: 19 mars 2015

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Bruxelles

Speakers:

  • Onno Brouwer, Freshfields
  • Ralf Sauer, Service Juridique Commission Européenne

Moderator:

  • Bernd Meyring, Linklaters, GCLC

Presentation Ralf Sauer

Presentation Winfred Knibbeler

72th Lunch Talk

The internal Energy market: new State aid guidelines and beyond

When: 16 January 2015

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

  • Elisabetta RIGHINI, Visiting Professor King's College
  • Lorenzo COPPI, Compass Lexecon

Information and registration

71th Lunch Talk

Article 101 TFEU: The Object/Effect conundrum after the Cartes Bancaires ruling

When: 24 November 2014

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

  • Félix Ronkes-Agerbeek, EU Commission Legal Service
  • Javier Riuz Calzado, Latham&Watkins

Presentation

70th Lunch Talk

The New Wave of Concentrations in the Telecommunications Sector: Merger Control Issues and Remedies

When: 15 July 2014

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

  • Michele PIERGIOVANNI, DG COMP
  • Thomas WESSELY, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Moderator: Damien GERARD, Professor and Counsel

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69th Lunch Talk

THE REVISED COMPETITION REGIME FOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AGREEMENTS (TTBER)

When: 26 June 2014

Where: Univeristy Foundation, 11 Rue d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels.

Speakers:

  • Luc PEEPERKORN & Anna VERNET, DG COMP
  • Jérôme VAN BIERVLIET, VIB Life Sciences Research Institute

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68th Lunch Talk

The 2014 Communication on the Notion of State Aid:

Tracking Down Where the Modernisation Lies

Date: 20/03/2014

Where: University Foundation


      • Vittorio DI BUCCIDirector, Legal Service of the European Commission
      • Nicola PESARESI, Head of Unit, DG COMP
      • Jose Luis BUENDIA, Partner, Garrigues

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67th Lunch Talk

The Commission's Decision in Agean/Olympic Air: Merger to Monopoly Clearance under the Failing Firm Defence

Date: 17/12/2013

Where: Fondation Universitaire

Speakers:

  • Mr Stephan SIMON, Deputy Head of Unit, DG COMP
  • Mr Benoît DURAND, RBB Economics
  • Mr Axel GUTERMUTH, Arnold & Porter

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66th Lunch Talk

RECOVERY OF UNLAWFUL STATE AID AND INSOLVENCY RULES: IN NEED OF A GREATER FLEXIBILITY?

When: 24 June 2013

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

  • Barbara BRANDTNER, DG COMP
  • Kristina HAVERKAMP, Head of Economic Department, Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union
  • Marc PITTIE, Bredin Prat

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65th Lunch Talk

COMPLIANCE PROGRAMMES IN EU AND NATIONAL COMPETITION LAW

When: 23 May 2013

Where: Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelless

Speakers:

  • Hendrik Bourgeois, General Electric (GE)
  • Steven Preece, Office of Fair Trading (U.K.)
  • Wouter Wils, European Commission and King's College London

Slides

64th Lunch Talk

THE COMMISSION'S DECISION IN THE UPS/TNT CASE: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST?

When: 4 April 2013

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

  • Stephan Simon, DG Competition
  • Pierre Honoré, Bredin Prat
  • Andrea Lofaro, RBB Economics

Slides

63rd Lunch Talk

SEARCH ENGINE AND COMPETITION LAW

When: 8 February 2013

Where: The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

  • Cédric Argenton, TILEC - Tilburg University
  • Alfonso Lamadrid, Garrigues
  • Anne Perrot, MAPP

Slides

62nd Lunch Talk

THE ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM OF EU COMPETITION CASES: IN NEED OF REPAIR? AND HOW?

When: 18 January 2013, The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

61st Lunch Talk

THE GENERAL COURT'S JUDGMENT IN THE MICROSOFT COMPLIANCE CASE T-167/08

When: 26 September 2012, The Hotel, 38 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels

Speakers:

61st GCLC Lunch Talk

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