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

129th GCLC Lunch Talk

When: 09 December 2022

Selected topics on the future Horizontal Block Exemption and Guidelines: Information Exchange 


  • Annemarie ter Heegde (Deputy Head of unit, DG Competition, European Commission)
  • Xavier Boutin (Partner, Positive Competition)
  • Annick Vroninks (Partner Ashurst LLP)

Moderator: José Rivas, GCLC, Bird & Bird, LLP




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Evening policy talk

06 February 2023

GCLC fireside chat with Director General Olivier Guersent on the future of EU competition law

Main Speakers:

  • Olivier Guersent, Director-General of DG COMP



Moderators: Assimakis Komninos (GCLC) & Adina Claici (GCLC)

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Annual conference

17th Annual Conference of the GCLC

The transformation of EU competition law: Next generation issues

When: 25-26 March 2022

Where: College of Europe


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Other events

14 March 2022

GCLC-FTAO-EESC Conference: "Competition Policy and Social Sustainability"


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15 October 2021

1st GCLC Guest Lecture at the College of Europe: Advocate General Professor Dr. Juliane Kokott has kindly agreed to address the GCLC community under the title:

Entre responsabilité sans limites et mise en œuvre à impact limité – trouver le juste équilibre en droit de la concurrence


24 October 2019

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

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