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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 Geneva Congress, which took place in October 6-9 October 2016, the League has elected the New President, José Antonio Faria Correa (Brazil), the First Vice-President Carmen Verdonck (Belgium), two Vice-Presidents, Christophe Rapin (Switzerland), Zoltan Barakonyi (Hungary), the General Secretary Michel Ponsard (France), the Deputy General Secretary Nathalie Lobel (UK), the Treasurer Ondrej Cerych (Czech Republic) and the Deputy Treasurer Marianne Decker (Luxemburg). 

National groups members of the League 

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

The next LIDC Congress will take place in Budapest between 4 and 7 October 2018.

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

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


LIDC Webinars

The LIDC hold a lunchtime webinar on Thursday 8 February at 1200, Midday (UK time) (1300 Continental time). 

Following the Part I Webinar which took place in November last year, Michael CousinSimon Genevaz and Colin Raftery, moderated by Pranvera Këllezi have kindly agreed to speak on the following subject:

 "Merger Control Regulation Hot Topics - Part II"

The topic for this discussion will be: "merger control in a digital environment" and will cover recent case law in the UK, France and in the EU. 

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Past Congress : 5-8 October 2017 - Congress in Rio de Janeiro

Question A : "What are the major competition/anti-trust issues generated by the growth of online sales platforms, and how should they be resolved ?"

International Rapporteur : Joao Marcelo de Lima Assafim (Brazil) - International Report and Resolutions  

Question B : “To what extent do current exclusions and limitations to copyright strike a fair balance between the rights of owners and fair use by private individuals and others ?"

International Rapporteur : Benoît Michaux (Belgium) - International Report and Resolutions  


 Events regarding antitrust issues, intellectual property and unfair competition

Study Days in Brussels - 23rd November 2017

Nouvelles compétences de la Cour de justice Benelux et nouveau règlement de procédure,Mise en œuvre de la directive "Trade Secrets" en Belgique,Capita selecta en droit d’auteur, Mandataires en brevets dans les litiges : "Client-attorney privilege" et remboursement des frais

Competition Law Symposium in Brisbane - 27 March 2018

The TC Beirne School of Law will host an international symposium on competition law : "Cartels, Optimal Enforcement and Theories in Competition Law" that will take place in Brisbane on 27 March 2018. 


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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