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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 Budapest Congress, which took place in October 4-7 October 2018, the League has elected the New President, Carmen Verdonck (Belgium), the First Vice-President, Christophe Rapin (Switzerland), two Vice-Presidents, Zoltan Barakonyi (Hungary) and Muriel Chagny (France). 

National groups members of the League 

Next Congress : 7-10 November 2019 - Congress in Paris


The questions that will be addressed by the international reporters during the Paris Congress will be:

Question A:To what extent should competition law be concerned with differences in prices, terms and conditions, or quality offered by suppliers to different purchasers

International RapporteursChristophe Lemaire and David Sevy 

Question B:Should there be legal restrictions on the ability of persons who claim, without sufficient justification, to hold IP rights that have been infringed to bring, or to threaten to bring, legal proceedings based on such claims against their competitors or others?

International RapporteurMark Anderson


National Rapporteurs

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National Rapporteurs - Question A

International Questionnaire - Resolution

Austria: Gerhard Fussenegger

Belgium: Daniel Muheme

Brasil: Joao Marcelo de Lima Assafim

France: Thierry BoillotMathilde BoudouNizar LajnefJean-Julien LemonnierThibaut MarcerouLauren Mechri and Remi Prades

Germany: Thomas Hoeren

Hungary: András Horváth and Péter Virág

Italy: Elisa Teti 

Spain: Manuel Cañadas, Anna Ruiz MartinJulia Suderow, Maritza Iliana Núñez Osorioand Amaya Angulo

Switerland: Bernhard C. Lauterburg

Ukraine: Serhiy Shershun and Anna Garbar

UK: Sylwester Frazzoni 


National Rapporteurs - Question B

International Questionnaire - Resolution 

Austria: Michael Meyenburg

Belgium: Sam Granata

Brasil: Felipe Oquendo

France: Martina IsolaAnne ServoirMarc LauzeralGuillaume MelotPETROV Petar Georgiev and Claire Vannini 

HungaryZsófia Lendvai 

Italy: Marina Cristofori 

Spain: Vanessa Jimenez Serranía

UK: Christopher Stothers

 Past Congress : 4-7 October 2018 - Congress in Budapest


Question A: "Who is/should be liable for breaches of competition law: which rules should govern the attribution of civil and (where it exists) criminal liability to the company, parent company, management & employee?"

International Rapporteur: Tihamér Toth

International Questionnaire - Resolution

Question B: "How can the holder of intellectual property rights protect its brands in the context of on- and off-line distribution and after-sales service, and does the existing framework for such protection strike a fair balance between the interests of rights holders and the interests of consumers?"

International RapporteurNikolas Guggenberger

International Questionnaire - Resolution 


LIDC Webinars

The LIDC hold a lunchtime webinar on Tuesday 29 January

This event was held jointly with the English Competition Law Association (CLA) and the Association Française d'Etude de la Concurrence (AFEC). 

Ombline Ancelin, David Mamane and Noel Watson-Doig, moderated by Pranvera Këllezi have kindly agreed to speak on the following subject: "E-Commerce/Geo-blocking in UK, France and Switzerland". 

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 Events regarding antitrust issues, intellectual property and unfair competition

The English competition law association (CLA) organises its 21st Annual Burrell Lecture and Dinner which will be held at the Institute of Directors on Thursday 9 May 2019.

The attached flyer sets out the full details, including how to register and pay online to reserve your place.

It promises to be a fascinating lecture and we feel privileged to be hosting Judge Christopher Vajda .

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception and dinner and as usual, we will have a number of distinguished guests attending from the antitrust and IP worlds.


As every year,  Osservatorio Antitrust of the University of Trento organizes its summer school on advanced competition law and economics in the Italian dolomites.

The 2019 EDITION WILL TAKE PLACE IN MOENA (Italian Dolomites) FROM 16 to 23 JUNE 2019.

The Trento Summer School on Advanced EU Competition Law & Economics is a training program designed to deepen your knowledge and to improve your practical skills about EU Competition Law & Economics.

The program combines the academic excellence of distinguished experts with the practical experience of leading practitioners. Free time is dedicated to networking, social and mountain activities in Moena, one of the finest dolomites spot in Italy.

The program is addressed to In-house counsels, Lawyers, Economists, Officials of Competition Authorities, Judges, Academics and Journalists.

LIDC members can have a discount of 10%.

For more information and applications, visit the web page


Other activities of the National groups associations can be found on their websites :

Austrian Group
Belgian Group 
French Group
Luxemburgian Group
Swiss Group
UK Group



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