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Call for Papers – Competition Law

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Please see below the call for papers:

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EU Competition Law Enforcement: Challenges to Be Overcome
International Conference of the Jean Monnet Network on EU Law Enforcement
(EULEN), University of Warsaw, 27 May 2022

Call for Papers

The Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (CARS) of the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw invites contributions to the conference ‘EU Competition Law Enforcement: Challenges to Be Overcome’ which will be held in Warsaw (Poland) on 27 May 2022. The conference is organised jointly with Bocconi University in the framework of the Jean Monnet Network of Enforcement of EU Law (EULEN).

An effective enforcement of competition law is crucial to accomplish competition policy objectives. In recent years, a number of challenges to the enforcement of EU competition law have emerged, stemming from digital disruption, the increasing value of the data economy, the growth of sustainability concerns, the rise of social inequalities, the decline of liberal democracies,  etcetera. The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic further impacted the enforcement of competition law on both the European and national levels. Institutional and procedural aspects also call for further elaboration, including the set-up established by the ECN+ Directive and the shift from centralised to decentralised enforcement of EU competition law. Other sub-topics of interest include the evolving relationship between public and private enforcement of EU competition law; the role of leniency programmes in public enforcement and the broader issue of allocation and distribution of cases between the Commission and national competition authorities; new tools for the detection of cartels and other hidden infringements; the access to evidence and quantification of damages in private enforcement proceedings; etc.

We welcome abstract submissions from scholars conducting research in the area of the enforcement of EU competition law in all its dimensions. Anyone interested in being considered on the basis of this Call for Papers is requested to send an abstract (max 500 words) and a short bio to no later than 1 February 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 February 2022.

Selected speakers should submit a draft of their paper (min. 4,000 words) prior to the conference. After the conference, each submitted paper will be published in the EULEN online working paper series and will also be considered for publication in the Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies.

The conference will take place in person, unless there are pandemic-related restrictions. Participation and travel costs of the speakers will be covered by the conference organising committee.

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