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Who we are : the LIDC

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. 

The LIDC counts among its members both National groups members and individual members. 

You will find the list of National Groups here: National groups members of the League 

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Next Congress : Bruxelles 2021

We have the regret to inform you that the next LIDC Congress has been postponed to 2021 due to the current crisis.

 

The questions that will be discussed during the Congress are the following :

- Question A : "Tasks and competences of national competition law authorities in a data driven society"

For Question, A the international reporter is Jens Gaster, policy officer at the European Commission.

- Question B : "Influencers, native advertising and the use of AI for marketing - how can it be controlled by law?" 

For Question B, the international reporter is Marta Delgado Echevarría, Partner at JONES DAY.

 

National reports drafted for both Question A and B are the object of a publication by Springer. National reports shall follow the following directives and instructions for publication when drafting the report : Directives and Instructions for publication

 

National Rapporteurs - Question A

 

International Questionnaire

Australia: Barbora JedlickovaBrenda Marshall and Mark Burdon

Austria: Gerhard Fussenegger

Belgium: Friso Bostoen

Brazil: Mr. Raul Murad Ribeiro de Castro 

France: Lauren Mechri, Liliana Eskenazi, Laurence Charvoz, Nizar Lajnef and Jean-Julien Lemonnier

Germany: Dr. Mackenrodt

Hungary: Judit Firniksz

Malta: Clement Mifsud Bonnici

Nordic Group: Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund, Ronny Gjendemsjø and Eirik Østerud

Romania: Alexandru Sotropa

Spain: Julia Suderow and Manuel Cañadas Bouwen

UK: Christopher Bellamy QC

Ukraine: Serhiy Shershun and collegues 

 

National Rapporteurs - Question B

 

International Questionnaire

Austria: Adrian Kubat

Belgium: Benjamin Docquir and Louis Hoffreumon

Brazil: Mr. Felipe Barros Oquendo

France: Linda Arcelin

Germany: Thomas Hoeren

Hungary: Adam Liber

Malta: Philip Formosa

Romania: Alexandru Sotropa

Spain: Dr. Anna María Ruiz Martín

UK: Sean Ibbetson

 

LIDC Webinars serie

Thursday 10 December 2020 - “Antitrust enforcement in relation to online sales”

The LIDC will be holding a lunchtime webinar on Thursday 10 December 2020 from 12 to 1.30pm (Continental time) on: “Antitrust enforcement in relation to online sales”

National competition authorities from around the world will discuss their recent experience of applying antitrust laws to online sales.

As part of this discussion, it will also be considered the extent to which the approach of some authorities has been influenced (or not) by the changes to online sales brought by Covid19.

The Webinar will take the form of a panel discussion by competition authorities’ representatives

  • Fabienne Siredey-Garnier, Vice-President, French Competition Authority;
  • Andrea Graber Cardinaux, Vice-Director, Product Markets, Secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission;
  • Sue Aspinall, Director Antitrust and Cartel Enforcement, UK Competition and Markets Authority;
  • Johan Sahl, Head of the Market Abuse Unit, Swedish Competition Authority;
  • Stephen Ryan, Head of Legal Advisory, Hong Kong Competition Commission;
  • Other national regulators: to be confirmed.

Christophe Rapin, Partner at Kellerhals Carrard, and Vice-President of the LIDC, will moderate the session.

There will be no charge for this event.

To register for this event: please register via the LIDC secretariat (info@ligue.org).

 

14 January 2021 - Protection of Brand Reputation

We are pleased to announce that the LIDC will be holding a joint lunchtime webinar with the CLA and AFEC on 14 January. 

Phillipe Cohen has kindly agreed to speak on the following subject:

"Protection of Brand Reputation"

Moderator: Celia Lloyd-Davidson, British Museum.

Events organized by the national groups

XIV Treviso Antitrust Conference - 29 October 2020

The Conference "Antitrust between EU law and national law", now in its fourteenth edition, has been held since 1992, every two years, at Fondazione Cassamarca in Treviso. The topical issues and the high qualified speakers made the conference, from the first edition, one of the most significant opportunity for interaction between the main representatives of the Antitrust World, both at national and international level.

Originally intended as a physical event to be held in Treviso in May 2020, the XIV edition of Conference was adapted to a digital format and is now offered as a virtual event.

Thanks to speakers that are high qualified experts, judges, leading attorneys from law firms and in-house legal departments, academics, professionals and members of antitrust authorities the debate will be focused on two main topics in the current scenario: the digital market and the antitrust reforms

The event is supported by UAE (Union des Avocats Européens), LIDC (Ligue Internationale Droit de la Concurrence), AIGI (Associazione Italiana dei Giuristi di Impresa), ECLA (European Company Lawyers Association), AAI (Associazione Antitrust Italiana) and Centro di Eccellenza Jean Monnet of the University of Milan, as well as by several sponsors like: 3M, Samsung, Intesa SanPaolo, Fujifilm, AstraZeneca, Compass Lexecon, Assindustria Venetocentro.

Program and registrations 

 

UK Supreme Court’s recent decision on Unwired Planet concerning FRANDS - 28 October 2020

LIDC Hong Kong hold a webinar on 28 October 2020 at 12:45pm (HKT). The topic of the webinar is : “UK Supreme Court’s recent decision on Unwired Planet concerning FRANDS".

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