Competition Law Scholars Forum


Current Workshop

Object and/or Effects in Competition Law

The 24th CLaSF Workshop

Friday 24 April 2015, Green Lane - Lancaster Conferences, Lancaster University.

If you are interested in attending please contact the Angus MacCulloch <>. Places are limited therefore early booking is advised.

Provisional Programme

9:30-10:00 Coffee, Registration and Welcome

European pharmaceutical antitrust after Groupment des Cartes Bancaires – Time to rethink the approach to pay for delay settlements?
Sven Gallasch, UEA

Pay for delay agreements – object or effect restriction in the light of the Groupes Cartes Bancaires judgment?
Anna Laszczyk, University of Łódź

11:10-11:25    Coffee

European Commission Enforcement of Article 101 in the Financial Sector: An Opportunity to Redraw the Distinction between Object and Effect
David R Little, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cover Pricing in the UK Construction Bid-Rigging Case: a Misuse of ‘Object’ under Article 101 TFEU?
Andreas Stephan & Morten Hviid, UEA

12:35- 13:10  
Minimum RPM agreements as object restrictions: challenging the conventional approach
Maria Ioannidou, QMU, and Julian Nowag, Oxford Centre for Competition Law

13:10-14:30    Lunch (including CLaSF BGM)

The link between Competition law and Democracy within the Ordoliberal paradigm – A competition-democracy nexus?
Elias Deutscher and Stavros Makris, EUI

Intel, Consequentialist Goals and the Certainty of Rules: The Same Old Song and Dance, My Friend
Bruce Wardhaugh, University of Manchester

15:40-16:00    Coffee

Object and effect: What role for structured evidence rules?
Stephen Dnes, University of Dundee, and Marie Goppelsroeder, DG Competition

Network effects and the confused approach to dominance involving online platforms
Jonathan Galloway, Newcastle University

17:10-17:30    Final Comments and Close of Workshop, Angus MacCulloch and Professor Barry Rodger.