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The International League of Competition Law (LIDC) is a long-standing international association, which was created in 1930. The LIDC focuses on the study of competition law, intellectual property law and unfair competition law. It is a unique platform for exchanging and developing ideas and knowledge on the intersection of competition, intellectual property and unfair competition laws, both at national level and in an international setting.

The LIDC’s is constituted by National Groups that agree with the LIDC’s purposes and participate in its activities. Individual members from countries where no national group is currently constituted can also become an LIDC member.

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Upcoming activities
Wednesday 27 September
Evening Meeting: Costly Conversations – a review of recent developments in competition law applying to information exchange
Thursday 05 October
Evening Meeting: Pleading Competition Law Damages Claims
Next congress
Next LIDC Congress held in Gothenburg on September 21-24 2023 - live and open for registration!
We are very happy to inform you that the website for the next LIDC Congress held in Gothenburg on September 21-24 2023 are now live and open for registration! Browse the website and discover the program we have prepared for what will be a fantastic event. As you know already, the 2 questions that will be discussed this year are: Question A: Do recent developments in enforcement, case-law, and guidance from competition authorities and regulators make the delineation between legitimate and efficient purchasing and supply arrangements and infringing conduct sufficiently clear in practice that businesses and their advisors know…
LIDC Webinars serie
LIDC / CLA Lunchtime Webinar:  - Foreign Subsidy Regime - Tuesday 11 July, 1:00 pm (CET) / midday (UK)
The LIDC will be holding a joint lunchtime webinar with the CLA on Tuesday 11 July 2023 at 1:00 pm (CET) / midday (UK). Martin Farley, a member of the Legal Service of the European Commission, Natura Gràcia and Jacques Derenne have kindly agreed to speak on the subject of the Foreign Subsidy Control Regime: reflections from the UK and Europe.  The Implementing Regulation will have been adopted shortly before the webinar (the ex-officio  investigation powers of the European Commission will be applicable as of 12 July 2023) and it will be the best opportunity for Martin Farley, having contributed to…
Events organized by the national groups
AFEC Conference: "Competition law in the face of crises"
We are pleased to announce that AFEC is organizing a conference on June 6, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm at ICC, 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris. How do competition law(s) and the bodies in charge of its enforcement react to the various crises (economic, health, war with its energy or logistic consequences, climate) that companies are facing and to which they have to adapt? To what extent does competition law allow to overcome crises and/or does it constitute an obstacle, a brake to the initiatives of economic operators? Has the competition law been able to show…