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Würzburg Winter School 2021 – Debriefing

Würzburg Winter School 2021 – Debriefing

Mit internationalem Flair gab es „digitales Kartellrecht“ pur als Hauptgang und Würzburger Wein als Nachspeise – Doktorand Florian Heimann erlebte bei der Würzburger Winter School 2021 ein besonderes Doktorandenseminar. „Do not read it all“. Ein Aufruf weniger zu lesen? Wann bekommt man als Nachwuchswissenschaftler schon einmal solch einen Tipp von einem Hochschullehrer? Dies war nur einer von vielen bemerkenswerten Aspekten eines außergewöhnlichen Doktorandenseminars an der Universität Würzburg. Dort empfingen Florian Bien und Toker Doganoglu ihre Kollegen David Bosco, Eckart Bueren, Frédéric Marty und…

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Conference Debriefing (27): EU Competition Conference 2021

Conference Debriefing (27): EU Competition Conference 2021

Following the bi-annual tradition the EU Competition Conference was held again this year – not in Brussels but instead all over Europe. Competition law practitioners submerged in the virtual world to discuss the latest developments in EU Competition Law – Patrick Hauser and Lisa Pawlak have the details.  Name of Event: EU Competition Conference Topic: Latest developments and upcoming challenges in key areas of EU competition law, especially the “new” Art. 22 EUMR referral regime in merger control, the reform of EU rules…

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Conference Debriefing (26): WuW70

Conference Debriefing (26): WuW70

In 1951, seven years before the German competition act entered into force, WuW was founded, the oldest German competition law journal. The editors (of which our reporter is one) staged a conference in Berlin to mark the 70thanniversary – with awards, expected honoraries and unusual suspects. If you want to have an idea how these Germans think about antitrust, Rupprecht Podszun has a Conference Debriefing for you! Name of Event: “70 Years Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb – Join the Future of Competition” – it was…

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Conference Debriefing (25): ASCOLA2021

Conference Debriefing (25): ASCOLA2021

For three days in a row, Rupprecht Podszun sat through the Annual Conference of ASCOLA, the Academic Society for Competition Law – a scholars-only event where research on antitrust is on display. Yes, he does that voluntarily, but he also serves as the Vice President of this organisation, so read his debrief with care. He tells you about the big ideas, the big names and the small stories of this conference. Name of the event: 16th Annual Conference of the Academic Society…

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CONFERENCE DEBRIEFING (24): Sachverständigenanhörung zum Projekt „Deutsch-französisches Wirtschaftsgesetzbuch“

CONFERENCE DEBRIEFING (24): Sachverständigenanhörung zum Projekt „Deutsch-französisches Wirtschaftsgesetzbuch“

Braucht es ein gemeinsames deutsch-französisches Wirtschaftsgesetzbuch? Die Deutsch-Französische Parlamentarische Versammlung ist zumindest dieser Meinung. Die Arbeitsgruppe „Harmonisierung des deutschen und des französischen Wirtschafts- und Insolvenzrechts“ soll daher Vorschläge für eine deutsch-französische Harmonisierung des Wirtschafts- und Insolvenzrechts erarbeiten. In der zweiten Sachverständigenanhörung am 19. März 2021 ging es auch um Vorschläge einer Vereinheitlichung des Kartellrechts. Anna‑Jacqueline Limprecht und Patrick Hauser berichten. Ein neues Gesetzesvorhaben? Den meisten steht vermutlich der Schweiß auf der Stirn, wenn sie an das endlose Gesetzgebungsverfahren zur 10. GWB-Novelle (siehe nur hier, hier und hier) denken. Aber wie heißt…

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Conference Debriefing (23): IKK 2021

Conference Debriefing (23): IKK 2021

Top-class line-up, the Commissioner chatting in the Zoom chat, breaking up GAFAs: The 20th International Cartel Conference (IKK) of the Federal Cartel Office on 4 March 2021 stood out positively from the large crowd of virtual conferences. Philipp Offergeld reports. The thought of just another virtual conference on current topics in competition law may bore some readers who may be willing to wave goodbye with thanks. In addition to the frequently repeated topics and statements with little innovation in the…

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Conference Debriefing (21/22): Sustainability, Platforms

Conference Debriefing (21/22): Sustainability, Platforms

Once a year the Bundeskartellamt calls a meeting of professors and judges to discuss a current topic. This year’s topic was “sustainability and competition”. The day before, platform regulation had been discussed at the “European Data Summit” in Berlin. Rupprecht Podszun was present at both events – here is his double conference debriefing! Name of Event 1: Meeting of the Working Group on Competition Law (vulgo “Professors’ Conference”) Topic: “Open markets and sustainable business – public interest objectives as a…

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Conference Debriefing (20): ASCOLA2020

Conference Debriefing (20): ASCOLA2020

The Academic Society for Competition Law, ASCOLA, regularly brings together the academics who research and teach in the area of competition – even this year! Instead of going to lovely Porto, however, the community of antitrust aficionados met in a three-day-Zoom-conference. Rupprecht Podszun was one of the hosts. He is the Ascola Vice President, and defying all journalistic ethics, he interviews himself here and gives his personal conference debrief for the readers of D’Kart. Thankfully, less biased Friso Bostoen shares…

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Conference Debriefing (19): AG Competition (Verein für Socialpolitik)

Conference Debriefing (19): AG Competition (Verein für Socialpolitik)

A few days ago there was a conference on competition issues that was not cancelled. Hooray! In Berlin, the competition working group of the renowned German economists’ club “Verein für Socialpolitik” met. Prof. Dr. Andreas Polk was on site and reports for D’Kart about the last meeting of its kind for some time… This year’s meeting of the Competition Working Group, which traditionally meets before the Economic Policy Committee of the Verein für Socialpolitik, was not yet entirely dominated by…

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Conference Debriefing (18): GWB10-Hearing

Conference Debriefing (18): GWB10-Hearing

German Ministries send their draft bills to hearings of stakeholders. Now it was the turn of the draft competition law reform that had to pass through this hellfire. Rupprecht Podszun went to Berlin to see how the Ministry fared with the representatives of industries, Google and the like… Name of the event: Hearing on the GWB Digitisation Act (#GWB10) (“Verbändeanhörung” in German) Place & Time: Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, auditorium of the old Kaiser Wilhelm Academy, 18 February…

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