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18 October – Which economic advice for competition law enforcement

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antitrustitalia’s 41st lunch talk is scheduled on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at the Auditorium of the Madou Tower at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) in Place Madou 1049 Brussels.

Tommaso Valletti, Chief Competition Economist at DG COMP, will present on:

Which Economic Advice for Competition Law Enforcement

The presentation will assess in practice the role of the Chief Economist as part of DG COMP, and clarify the methodological issues of economics and econometrics that can be crucial in determining which competition law enforcement to pursue, if any. It will offer a survey of previous cases where the economic analysis “made a difference” as well as other cases where the economic defences put forward by the parties were “out of focus”.

Tommaso Valletti is the Chief Competition Economist at DG Comp. He is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, and also Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Tommaso has a magna cum laude degree in Engineering from Turin and holds a MSc and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. Tommaso’s main research interests are in industrial economics, regulation, and telecommunications economics.

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, so we recommend coming at noon.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia supporters. For non-supporters, there will be a fee of €20 to cover the cost of the lunch. Please register via EventBrite. Receipts can be printed from the link directly.

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 hrs before the event, the fee will be refunded directly from the link above.

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Cheers,
antitrustitalia

2 October – Brexit and EU competition policy

UK and EuropeDear Friends,

antitrustitalia’s 40th lunch talk is scheduled on Monday, 2 October 2017 at Confindustria Bruxelles (Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Bruxelles – Metro Schuman).

Nicola Pesaresi, Member of the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU (TF50) (Brexit Task Force) will give a presentation in English on:

“Brexit and EU competition policy”

On 29 March 2017, the UK Government served formal notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to terminate the UK’s membership of the EU. On the basis of Article 50, the EU Treaties shall cease to apply to the UK once its exit is effective. The nature of the impact of Brexit on competition law will depend on the model adopted by the UK for its future relations with the EU. Mr. Pesaresi will present the current state of play of the Brexit process and will sketch the consequences of UK exit on EU competition law and state aid.

Nicola Pesaresi is a member of Michel Barnier’s Brexit Task Force and leads the Horizontal issues, cross-cutting policies and level playing field cluster. Mr. Pesaresi has a long-ranging experience in competition law. Prior to joining the Brexit Task Force, he has been Head of Unit at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission since 2005. As Head of Unit at DG COMP, he was responsible for State aid Strategy and has previously been in charge of State aid policy and scrutiny, State Aid case support and State Aid coordination. He previously worked for the Bank of Italy for nine years.

Refreshments will be provided at 12.30, the presentation will begin at 13.00 and will finish at 14.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia members. For non-members, there will be a fee of €20 to cover the cost of the lunch. Please register via Eventbrite. Receipts can be printed from the link directly.

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 the non-members who will notify the cancellation by 28 September 2017, the fee will be refunded directly from the link above.

NEXT EVENTS: The next antitrustitalia event is the 41st lunch talk at the Auditorium of the Madou Tower on 18 October 2017, with a presentation by Tommaso Valletti (Chief Competition Economist at DG COMP) on “Which Economic Advice for Competition Law Enforcement”, you can register here.

antitrustitalia counts on your support!

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13 June – cocktail | six years of antitrustitalia

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antitrustitalia is pleased to invite you to a cocktail and walking dinner on Tuesday 13 June 2017 from 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Les Jeux d’Hiver, Chemin du Croquet 1, 1000 Bruxelles

Giovanni Pitruzzella, Chairman of the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato), will deliver welcome address

To register please click here

Please register by 8 June 2017

Please note the invitation is strictly personal. Please register ONLY if you have received an invitation email from antitrustitalia.

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