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The International League of Competition Law (LIDC) is a long standing association which focuses on the study of competition (antitrust) law, intellectual property law and unfair competition, both at the national and international levels. It promotes mainly the principles of fairness and justice in competitive trade. 

At the Torino Congress, which took place in September 18-21, 2014, the League has elected the New President, Michael Meyenburg (Austria), the First Vice-President José Antonio Faria Correa (Brazil), two Vice-Presidents, Elizabeth Eklund (Sweden), Reiner Münker (Germany) and the Deputy General Secretary, Celia Davidson (UK). 

National groups members of the League 


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Guy Leigh, who died peacefully surrounded by his family. Guy had been ill for some time and finally lost his battle with cancer on Monday 2 November 2015.

Guy was a long-standing friend and member of the Ligue and was elected President in 2002 (at the Montreux Congress) and held the post until the Budapest Congress in 2004. He also held the title of General Rapporteur before his Presidency. He last attended the Hamburg Congress in 2008. Throughout that time he made a substantial contribution to the Ligue and is remembered fondly by those who spent time with him. He was also previously President of the U.K. Competition Lawyers Association (CLA). 

As a practitioner, Guy made a substantial to the development of competition law right from the UK's accession in 1973. He was an internationalist and a Europhile - hence his enjoyment of speaking at least four European languages, in addition to English. His practice whilst a partner at Theodore Goddard (now Addleshaw Goddard) centred in particular on the interface between Competition law and intellectual property and he was involved in a number of seminal cases which explored the relationship between these two areas of law, including Magill. He also edited a number of publications in the field of competition law. It was also Guy who suggested the Burrell Lecture, in memory of John Burrell QC, founder of the CLA and a past President of the LIDC. 

We shall miss Guy greatly, and offer our condolences to his family, including his wife Geraldine who is also a friend of the Ligue and a long-standing CLA committee member and chair of the competition law working party. 

        Bruce Kilpatrick                                                          Michael Meyenburg
        Partner                                                                      President of the LIDC                                                          
        for Addleshaw Goddard LLP

2016 - Congress in Geneva - 1st-3 October


Question A : With reference to pharmaceutical or financial services, in what way should the application of competition rules be affected by sectorial specific rules that reflect public policy imperatives in these sectors?

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Question B : What rules should govern claims by suppliers of goods or services about national or geographic origin of their goods or services?

International Rapporteur :  

@lert LIDC

The LIDC publishes an @lert LIDC, a periodic newsletter showcasing an overview of issues pertaining to the various branches of competition law, as well as IP and unfair commercial practices.
First Issue - December 2014

Events regarding antitrust issues, intellectual property and unfair competition

Brussels - November 26, 2015 -  Le “Paquet marques” – Jurisprudence communautaire récente en matière de marques – Jurisprudence belge récente en matière de brevets et de protection des secrets d’affaires– Droits fondamentaux et droits intellectuels

Conference in Budapest 22 May, 2015 :
Unfair Commercial Practices Conference at Pázmány Péter Catholic University

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press proposes a promotional offer of 30 % discount to all the members of the LIDC. The discount will run until December 31, 2014. 
To order go to the restricted area for members on the home page.

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