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Antitrust Advent Calendar 2023

Antitrust Advent Calendar 2023

This is the D’Kart Antitrust Advent Calendar 2023!  Every day in the run-up to Christmas we will open a new door for you with a question to answer. This is competition, you know, you have to perform! To help you with the answers, we generated pictures illustrating 24 key moments of the year. Since we are really cutting-edge here at Düsseldorf (and you do not expect anything less, we know) we used Artificial Intelligence to create the pictures. The magics of AI…

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Conference Debriefing (37): 6. Offenes Doktorandenseminar

Conference Debriefing (37): 6. Offenes Doktorandenseminar

PDF-Version: Hier klicken Zitiervorschlag: Bukpiev/Zwilling, DKartJ 2023, 67-70 Auch dieses Jahr lud das Institut für Kartellrecht (IKartR) der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf zum kartellrechtlichen Doktorandenseminar. Am 11. und 12. September versammelten sich zahlreiche Namen aus der Kartellrechts-Community für einen fachlichen Austausch. Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz schwärmten voller Vorfreude nach Düsseldorf, wo sie ein spannendes Programm erwartete. Karl Bukpiev und Moritz Zwilling berichten. Der erste der beiden Tage begann dabei direkt mit einem Highlight: Nach einigen (bei dem Wetter vielleicht zu) warmen Begrüßungsworten…

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In eigener Sache: Einladung zum 6. Doktorandenseminar!

In eigener Sache: Einladung zum 6. Doktorandenseminar!

Im Wettbewerbsrecht sprudelt es geradezu an Paradigmenwechseln, genannt seien nur der DMA, § 19a GWB, das Wettbewerbsdurchsetzungsgesetz und das Großthema Nachhaltigkeit. All das bietet viel Anlass zur Diskussion, sodass es am 11. und 12. September 2023 wieder heißt: „Promovierende, vereinigt Euch!“. Es steht das 6. Offene Düsseldorfer Doktorandenseminar im Kartellrecht an! Highlights sind dieses Jahr der Vortrag vom Präsidenten des Bundeskartellamts Herrn Andreas Mundt sowie das traditionelle Kamingespräch, zu dem dieses Jahr Frau Linsey McCallum, stellvertretende Generaldirektorin GD Wettbewerb unser…

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Conference Debriefing (36): EU Competition Conference

Conference Debriefing (36): EU Competition Conference

PDF Version: Click here Suggested citation: Kirk/Bongartz, DKartJ 2023, 36 There are two types of visitors to Brussels: some spend Thursday evening on the Plux, marvelling at the view of the spectacularly illuminated Grand-Place and return home sleep-deprived with Belgian chocolates in their trunks. The others spend their time at conferences, absorbing the thoughts of the stars of the antitrust community and dreaming of the more economic approach on the way back in the red cushions of the Hogwarts Express Thalys. The…

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The Antitrust Advent Calendar 2022

The Antitrust Advent Calendar 2022

Friends & folks around the globe, it is this time of the year again! In the past years, it became a tradition of this blog to use the run-up to Christmas Eve for – what we call – “Adventskalender”. Every day in December up to the 24th, we have a new treat for you in this blog, a little special gift for you, our beloved readers. It is the #AntitrustAdventCalendar! This year, we take you to a photo tour of…

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Spotlight off: A review and outlook on AGENDA 2025

Spotlight off: A review and outlook on AGENDA 2025

After five months and nearly 20 contributions from academia and practitioners in our series D’Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025, we turn off the spotlight. The occasion for this spotlight project was the AGENDA 2025, with which the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) presented an outline for the reform of antitrust law. The draft bill for the Competition Enforcement Act – (11th amendment of the law against restraints on competition (GWB) – was published yesterday. In addition to…

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Conference Debriefing (32): 5. Offenes Doktorandenseminar

Conference Debriefing (32): 5. Offenes Doktorandenseminar

Das Institut für Kartellrecht der HHU Düsseldorf (IKartR) lud am 5. und 6. September zum mittlerweile fünften Mal zum Doktorandenseminar im Kartellrecht ein und setzte damit eine Reihe fort, die als Tradition bezeichnet werden kann. In diesem Jahr konnte das Seminar nach zwei Corona-Jahren erstmals wieder traditionsgemäß im Haus der Universität in der Düsseldorfer Innenstadt abgehalten werden. Philipp Offergeld, Nils Overhoff und Severin Stratmann berichten. Ein Wochenanfang in Düsseldorf mit Kartellrecht fühlt sich an wie ein Wochenende Mit diesem Motto begannen Rupprecht Podszun und Christian…

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From the Institute

From the Institute

Half of the 2022 has already passed. So Christmas is practically just around the corner. Well, maybe not just, but before everyone leaves for their summer holidays, let’s take a brief look back & ahead. In Germany, lecture periods in Summer term are now ending, hopefully, Corona is, too, and for September we have exciting events in stock at our Institute! Düsseldorf open seminar for doctoral candidates in competition law On 5 and 6 September 2022, doctoral students of all…

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Antitrust Pendulum Swinging Back

Antitrust Pendulum Swinging Back

The German Federal Cartel Office has once again invited the best of the best from the competition community to Berlin for the International Cartel Conference (IKK). Sven Giegold, Secretary of State in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), gave an ambitious speech about his plans for Germany’s and Europe’s future in the field of competition policy. D-Kart has kindly been provided with the full text from his speech, we document it here – not least…

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D-Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025

D-Kart Spotlights: AGENDA 2025

The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (now: BMWK) has presented an ambitious competition policy agenda (you can find it here). It is a guideline for the competition policy of the legislative period, a preview of the next GWB amendment and of goals to be advocated at the European level. In the agenda, the BMWK emphasises that a modern competition policy can only be developed in a participatory process. That is why we at D’Kart would like to…

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