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 talks of the GCLC

141st GCLC Lunch Talk

When: Friday, 17 May 2024

One year since the Horizontal guidelines: Have we got enough guidance on sustainability issues?



  • Sophie Moonen, Head of Unit, DG Competition
  • Paul de Bijl, Chief Economist, Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)
  • Dirk Middelschulte, Global General Counsel Competition, Unilever
  • Maria Dreher-Lorje, Partner, Freshfields


Moderator: Adina Claici, GCLC





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Evening policy talks

When: 5 February 2024

GCLC fireside chat with Director General Olivier Guersent on EU competition law enforcement in 2024 – State of the Union

Main Speaker:

  • Olivier Guersent, Director-General of DG COMP

Moderator: Assimakis Komninos (GCLC)


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Annual conference

19th Annual Conference of the GCLC 

"Article 102 TFEU – Past, Present, Future"

When:1-2 March 2024

Where: College of Europe



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Other events

17 November 2023

Memorial Lecture for Valentine Korah 

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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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