Cocktail – Etiquette, 29 January


Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!

antitrusitalia is delighted to invite you for a cocktail at Etiquette, Avenue Emile de Mot 19, 1000 Bruxelles, on Tuesday, 29 January 2019, from 19h30 to 22h30.

The invitation is strictly personal.

Please register here by Friday 25 January 2019.

We look forward to seeing you all!


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Antitrust law book and gavel on a desk.

Dear friends,

Antitrustitalia’s 48th lunch talk is scheduled on Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 12:30 pm at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP)’s Auditorium in Brussels (Place Madou 1 │ 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Nood │ Metro Madou).

Cyril Ritter, Policy Officer in Unit A.1 (Antitrust case support and policy) at DG COMP, and James Killick, Partner at White&Case LLP, Brussels, will give a presentation in English on:

Presumptions in EU competition law: do we need more, or less?”

EU competition law often employs presumptions, both in terms of the substantive and procedural rules, which develop based on different rationales and can also evolve over time. Depending on the context they may either benefit authorities/claimants or defendants. They also raise questions of predictability, legal certainty and effectiveness of antitrust enforcement.

Cyril Ritter is a Policy Officer in the Antitrust case support and policy unit of DG Competition, where he is responsible for advising on technology cases and on emerging technology issues, including on the interaction of competition, data, and algorithms. He also advises on pharma cases, financial cases, and cartel cases. He was previously a Case Handler dealing with antitrust and merger cases in the shipping and airline sectors. Prior to joining the European Commission in 2007, Cyril was an associate at a law firm in Paris.

James Killick is a Partner at White&Case LLP in Brussels. His practice covers competition, pharmaceuticals, and international trade. He advises leading industry players in a broad range of business sectors, from information technology and chemicals to airlines and paper.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30, the presentation will begin at 13:00 and will close at 14:30. Important note: Please allow time to register at the Madou Tower desk, we recommend coming at noon.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia’s supporters. For non-supporters, there is a fee of EUR 25 to cover the cost of the lunch. Receipts can be printed from the link directly.

Please register via Eventbrite

As space is limited, please let us know if you are unable to attend, so that we can offer your place to other colleagues. For non-supporters, cancellation should be notified 24 hours before the event, the fee will be refunded directly from the link above.

We hope you can make it!


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5 December – Christmas dinner 2018


Dear friends,

Following last year’s success, antitrustitalia is pleased to announce this year’s Christmas dinner. Please join us on Wednesday, 5th December at Cospaia, Rue Capitaine Crespel 1 – 1050 Bruxelles.

Starting from 20h, antitrustitalia will be delighted to offer its guests a welcome drink.

The dinner will then include the following menu:

Walking appetizers

Céviche de saumon,

Mijoté de lentilles,

Tartine au carpaccio de bœuf,

Croquette de fromage

Seated dinner

Pluma iberico à la plancha, chapignons et patate douce

Moelleux au Chocolat


Café ou thé

Vin et Eau

A vegetarian option is also available upon request

The ticket price is € 45 pp for antitrustitalia’s supporters and € 55 pp for non-supporters. Tickets are only available in advance and can be purchased until 3 December through wire transfer to antitrustitalia’s bank account:

antitrustitalia ASBL

ING Bank

IBAN: BE46 363118698536


A cash bar will be available after dinner.

For more information, or if you have any dietary requirements please email

We look forward to welcoming you!