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Next Congress : 7-11 November 2019 - Congress in Paris



The French Association for the Study of Competition and the International League of Competition Law are pleased to invite you to Paris from 7 to 10 November 2019 for the LIDC's annual congress.
We are glad to announce that the early bird fee is maintained until beginning of September.

The substantive programme will be significant and on the theme of innovation and the modernisation of competition law and intellectual property.
We have a separate examination, which is running in parallel, of the two issues entrusted to the recognised international rapporteurs. Organising separate reviews willstrengthen the exchanges with the national rapporteurs and deepen the comparative approach of the modernisation topics discussed in both the competition and intellectual property law panels.
The quality and variety of stakeholders, who represent the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Commission, national judges and competition authorities, as well as economists, academics, in-house lawyers and private practice lawyers, will give a precise and in-depth insight into the evolution of the enforcement of competition law 

But an LIDC league congress without friendship andenjoying our surroundings would not be a real congress!

This year, to celebrate the centenary of the Roaring Twenties, we will also enjoy relaxed and festive times with a welcome address about 'the art market in Paris'on Thursday evening in the lounge of the recently-renovated Lutétia hotel. On Friday, the reception at the Parliament will allow all participants to discover a place steeped in history and power. Saturday's gala dinner will offer a variety of surprises: gastronomic, musical, and,above all, an exceptional guest.

We hope to see very many of you in Paris. Don't wait to register and enjoy the special 'early bird' rates!

The questions that will be addressed by the international reporters during the Paris Congress will be:

Question A: “To what extent should competition law be concerned with differences in prices, terms and conditions, or quality offered by suppliers to different purchasers

International RapporteursChristophe Lemaire and David Sevy 

Question B: “Should there be legal restrictions on the ability of persons who claim, without sufficient justification, to hold IP rights that have been infringed to bring, or to threaten to bring, legal proceedings based on such claims against their competitors or others?

International RapporteurMark Anderson


National Rapporteurs

Instructions for publication
Springer instructions

National Rapporteurs - Question A

International Questionnaire - Resolution

Austria: Gerhard Fussenegger

Belgium: Daniel Muheme

Brasil: Joao Marcelo de Lima Assafim

France: Thierry BoillotMathilde BoudouNizar LajnefJean-Julien LemonnierThibaut MarcerouLauren Mechri and Remi Prades

Germany: Thomas Hoeren

Hungary: András Horváth and Péter Virág

Italy: Elisa Teti 

Spain: Manuel CañadasAnna Ruiz MartinJulia Suderow, Maritza Iliana Núñez Osorioand Amaya Angulo

Switerland: Bernhard C. Lauterburg

Ukraine: Serhiy Shershun and Anna Garbar

UK: Sylwester Frazzoni 


National Rapporteurs - Question B

International Questionnaire - Resolution 

Austria: Michael Meyenburg

Belgium: Sam Granata and Amandine Léonard

Brasil: Felipe Oquendo

France: Martina IsolaAnne ServoirMarc LauzeralGuillaume MelotPETROV Petar Georgiev and Claire Vannini 

HungaryZsófia Lendvai 

Italy: Marina Cristofori 

Spain: Vanessa Jimenez Serranía

UK: Christopher Stothers

Past Congress: 4-7 October 2018 - Budapest



Question A: "Who is/should be liable for breaches of competition law: which rules should govern the attribution of civil and (where it exists) criminal liability to the company, parent company, management & employee?"

International RapporteurTihamér Toth

Question B: "How can the holder of intellectual property rights protect its brands in the context of on- and off-line distribution and after-sales service, and does the existing framework for such protection strike a fair balance between the interests of rights holders and the interests of consumers?"

International RapporteurNikolas Guggenberger


National Rapporteurs

Instructions for publication
Springer instructions


National Rapporteurs - Question A

International Questionnaire - Resolution

AutricheFlorian Schuhmacher
BelgiqueIsabel Rooms - Gert-Jan HendrixPhilippe Jonckheere
BrésilJoao Marcelo de Lima Assafim
FranceMathilde BoudouThierry BoillotMuriel ChagnyNizar LajnefLauren MechriGuillaume MelotMaud BoukhrisMartina Isola
Allemagne: Carsten Konig

Hong Kong : Catrina LamCherry XuTommy Cheung

Hongrie :  Hargita Árpád and Marosi Zoltán
Italie:  Ottavia Raffaelli and Michele Franzosi 
SuèdeHelen Andersson

Suisse: Suzan Hacisalihzade
UK : Richard Jenkinson 

Ukraine:  Serhiy Shershund and Bohdan Ilchenko


National Rapporteurs - Question B

International Questionnaire - Resolution 

Austria Andrea Zinober
Belgium : Richard Steppe
Brazil : Felipe Oquendo
Czech Republic : Radka MacGregor Pelikánová

France : Linda ArcelinJean-Philippe ArroyoJean Louis FourgouxMarc LauzeralThibaut Marcerou and Anne Servoir 

Hungary Szakács Eszter

Hong Kong: Winnie TamStephanie Wong
Italy :
 Marco Francetti
Romania: Paul Buta

Spain: Anna María Ruiz Martin and Vanessa Jiménez

Sweden: Johanna Spjuth

Switzerland : Pierre Kobel
UK Collette Rawnsley


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