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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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Conference Debriefing (17): Antitrust in Times of Upheaval – CRA 2019

Conference Debriefing (17): Antitrust in Times of Upheaval – CRA 2019

The conference circuit picked up speed again now that the end of this remarkable year is near. We were not able to attend everything out there but obviously if catering promises to be good Rupprecht Podszun is never too far – and so here is his Conference Debriefing from Woodstock! Name of Conference: Antitrust in Times of Upheaval Place & Time: Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Brussels, 10 December 2019 Host: CRA, the economic consultancy, but really it is The Cristina Caffarra Show…

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Conference Debriefing (16): Die 10. GWB-Novelle beim 6. Berliner Kolloquium des FIW

Conference Debriefing (16): Die 10. GWB-Novelle beim 6. Berliner Kolloquium des FIW

Während das Team von D’Kart noch Päckchen für die dritte Ausgabe des Antitrust Advent Calendar packt, der am 1.12. beginnen wird, geht andernorts die Diskussion um die 10. GWB-Novelle weiter, z.B. in Berlin, wohin das FIW geladen hat, um die Pläne hochrangig zu diskutieren. Florian Bien war dabei. Veranstaltung: 6. Berliner Kolloquium des FIW, des Forschungsinstituts für Wirtschaftsverfassung und Wettbewerb. Anlass und Thema: Die bevorstehende 10. GWB-Novelle. Diskussionsgrundlage: Die vorläufige Fassung des immer noch nicht offiziell veröffentlichten Referentenentwurfs, den D’Kart…

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Conference Debriefing (15): Forum on the 10th amendment of the German competition act

Conference Debriefing (15): Forum on the 10th amendment of the German competition act

The tour has kicked off: In Düsseldorf, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (“MEAE”) appeared in persona of three senior representatives to introduce and discuss the draft bill on the 10th reform of the Act against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen or “GWB”). Anna-Jacqueline Limprecht and Hans-Markus Wagener report on how the first major test around Düsseldorf’s competition law scene went. Here is their Conference Debriefing! Event Name:                          Forum on the 10th Amendment of the GWB Venue…

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Conference Debriefing (14): Studienvereinigung zu Kartellbußgeldverfahren

Conference Debriefing (14): Studienvereinigung zu Kartellbußgeldverfahren

In der regionalen Arbeitssitzung der rheinischen Kartellrechtler der Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht stand die neuere Entscheidungspraxis im Kartellordnungswidrigkeitenrecht auf der Agenda. Angesichts der Verwerfungen in verschiedenen Bußgeldverfahren der vergangenen Monate war das Thema bestens gesetzt. Für D’Kart gibt die Düsseldorfer Kartellrechtlerin Laura Delgado Pazos einen Einblick, wie es war. Konferenzname: Arbeitssitzung der Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht im Rheinland Thema: Aktuelle Entscheidungen in Kartellbußgeldsachen – Wechselwirkungen von Kartellrecht und Strafprozessrecht Ort & Zeit: Die Räumlichkeiten stellte Daniel Dohrn, Oppenhoff & Partner, Köln, für die Regionalgruppe…

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Conference Debriefing (13): #DKartSeminar

Conference Debriefing (13): #DKartSeminar

Dieses Jahr endlich mit Hashtag: Unter #DKartSeminar veranstaltete das Institut für Kartellrecht der Heinrich-Heine-Universität sein alljährliches Doktorandenseminar. Dem Ruf folgten zum dritten Mal Dutzende Promovierende aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Thilo Klawonn und Tristan Rohner geben hier auf dem hauseigenen Blog D’Kart einen Einblick. Konferenzname: 3. Düsseldorfer Doktorandenseminar oder auch #DKartSeminar Ort: Haus der Universität, Düsseldorf Veranstalter: Institut für Kartellrecht der Heinrich-Heine-Universität, sprich: die Professoren Christian Kersting und Rupprecht Podszun mit dem Institutsgeschäftsführer Patrick Hauser Teilnehmende: Ca. 60 Doktorandinnen…

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Conference Debriefing (12): EU Competition Conference 2019, Brussels, September 2019

Conference Debriefing (12): EU Competition Conference 2019, Brussels, September 2019

Every two years our antitrust team jumps into the Thalys and heads to Brussels to discuss current developments in competition law. This year the timing of the Conference couldn’t have been better. The event took place just one day after Ursula von der Leyen announced the reappointment of Margrethe Vestager at DG Comp. Maren Dittrich and Adrian Deuschle have a conference debriefing for the readers of D’Kart. Name of Conference: EU Competition Conference 2019 Location: Square Business Center, Brussels, Belgium…

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Conference Debriefing (11): ASCOLA Conference, Aix-en-Provence, June 2019

Conference Debriefing (11): ASCOLA Conference, Aix-en-Provence, June 2019

This was the hottest conference you could possibly imagine in antitrust. Literally: 42 degrees Celsius in Aix-en-Provence when ASCOLA met. ASCOLA is the Academic Society for Competition Law – it is the organisation where antitrust researchers from around the world meet once a year to explain to each other what they found out. Rupprecht Podszun was cooked (if not grilled) there, too. Here is his Conference Debriefing! Name of Conference: 14th ASCOLA Conference Location: Université Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France Host: ASCOLA,…

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