Conference Coverage

GCR Live: Symposium battles over merger convergence

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Differing processes impede complete EU and US convergence in merger reviews, while political considerations not related to competition in certain regimes can produce unpredictable outcomes. Katy Oglethorpe in Brussels

GCR Live: DG Markt to reform rating agencies and auditing

GCR Live: DG Markt to reform rating agencies and auditing

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Jonathan Faull, the European Commission’s director general of internal market and services, has said DG Markt is developing a reform of the rating agencies and auditing markets in cooperation with DG Comp. Stefano Berra in Brussels.

GCR Live: Should EU cartel fines be more predictable?

GCR Live: Should EU cartel fines be more predictable?

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DG Comp today defended itself against accusations that EU cartel fines are unpredictable, saying that few enforcement organisations can match it for transparency and predictability. David Vascott in Brussels.

GCR Live: Experts tussle over importance of complex competition economics

GCR Live: Experts tussle over importance of complex competition economics

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Panellists sparred passionately at a lively debate on the merits of sophisticated economics in competition enforcement at GCR Live's 4th Annual Brussels conference. Faaez Samadi in Brussels

GCR Live: “Age of affirmation” for arbitration in competition

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Arbitration is an increasingly valuable resource in competition disputes, offering numerous benefits over litigation in national courts, say panellists at GCR Live. Katy Oglethorpe in Brussels

In-house panel, DG Markt and symposium session among GCR Live Brussels innovations

In-house panel, DG Markt and symposium session among GCR Live Brussels innovations

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A keynote speech by the EU Director General of Internal Market, in-house counsel on their frustrations with antitrust, and a wide-ranging question-and-answer session are only some of the novelties awaiting the audience at the most ambitious GCR Live Brussels conference to date.

GCR Live: BIS unpacks private damages consultation

GCR Live: BIS unpacks private damages consultation

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Speaking at GCR Live’s 4th Annual Competition Litigation Conference in London today, Iain Mansfield, assistant director of the Competition Policy Directorate at the UK government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), outlined the government’s position following last year’s consultation on options for reforming the country’s private antitrust litigation regime.

GCR Live: General Court discovery rulings may undermine EU leniency programme

GCR Live: General Court discovery rulings may undermine EU leniency programme

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Mark Hoskins QC of Brick Court Chambers says the European Commission's fight to keep leniency documents out of the hands of claimants could be in jeopardy following several European court rulings, including Pfleiderer.

Bellamy, Kovacic, Bishop and Fletcher to debate worth of economics at GCR Live Brx

Bellamy, Kovacic, Bishop and Fletcher to debate worth of economics at GCR Live Brx

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Some influential figures will go head to head in GCR's first Oxford Union-style debate later this year, part of GCR's two day GCR Live Brussels event, debating whether fancier economics equals better enforcement.

GCR Live to focus on bigger picture in Brussels

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GCR’s 4th Annual Brussels conference this November promises to be the most interactive yet, with a number of new formats to encourage audience participation and a new focus on the ‘bigger picture’ of competition law.