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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 Torino Congress, which took place in September 18-21, 2014, the League has elected the New President, Michael Meyenburg (Austria), the First Vice-President José Antonio Faria Correa (Brazil), two Vice-Presidents, Elizabeth Eklund (Sweden), Reiner Münker (Germany) and the Deputy General Secretary, Celia Davidson (UK). 

National groups members of the League 

2016 - Congress in Geneva - 6-9 October


Question A : "In the case of pharmaceuticals, in what way should the application of the competition rules be affected by the specific characteristics of those products and markets (including consumer protection rules, the need to promote innovation, the need to protect public budgets, and other public interest considerations)?” ?

International Rapporteur : Stephen Dnes, Dundee University (GB)

Question B : “What rules should govern claims by suppliers about the national or geographic origin of their goods or services ?”

International Rapporteur :  Simon Holzer Meyerlustenberger - Lachenal (Switzerland)


Programme - Registration form 

    Events regarding antitrust issues, intellectual property and unfair competition

Luxemburg : September 29 - October 2 - Seminar organised at the European Court of Justice by the UIA : Personal data protection within the financial, insurance, and medical sectors : new regulation and perspectives.

Brussels : ANBPPI Study Day - 24 November 2016 - Protection of biodiversity, protection of trademarks on internet : recent developments. The new Belgian tax regime on revenues from innovation and patents.

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


- 23 May 2016 at 1 pm  : On-line Practices and Competition Law: an overview of case law in France (open and closed eco-systems), UK (Google/Street Map case) and Germany (Adidas and Asics case)” 

The speakers will be: Dr Frédéric JennyDr Jörg WittingOlivier Fréget and Ruchit Patel 

Anyone interested should please register by email to the CLA Administrator ( 

Dial-in details will be circulated via email in advance, to all those who have registered. 

 Note: if you would like to ask questions to the speakers, please send these in advance via email and by no later than Thursday 12 May to the CLA Administrator, Suzanne Snook ( 

Online registration will close on Friday 20 May. Tickets will not be issued for this event. Dial-in details will be circulated via email to all registered participants, in advance of the event date. 

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