Annual Training Programme and Timetable – 2018/2019 edition

Please note: This edition of the training has ended. For the 2019/2020 edition of the annual training please visit this page.


Online preliminary activities (September 2018)

Residential training in Florence (12-15 September 2018): Anti-competitive Agreements – Substance and Procedure

Wednesday, 12 September. Full day.

  1. Definition of the relevant market in dual and multi-side markets.
  2. Restriction of competition: per se v. rule of reason in the case law of the US Supreme Court and the EU Court of Justice.
  3. Private enforcement of competition law in Europe and USA : a comparative perspective.
  4. Methods followed by economists to calculate the antitrust damage.

Thursday, 13 September. Full day.

  1. Algorithms as cartels facilitators.
  2. Case study.
  3. Institutional set-up and agency efficiency: a comparative perspective.
  4. Remedies for anti-competitive agreements: settlements, fines and criminal sanctions.

Friday, 14 September. Full day.

  1. Procedural aspects of EU cartels enforcement: leniency and dawn raids.
  2. Case study.
  3. Vertical restraints and e-commerce.
  4. Case study.

Saturday, 15 September, Half Day.

Advanced Competition Seminar 1: ECN + Directive Consequences for National Competition Law Enforcement BLOCK 1ADVANCED COMPETITION SEMINAR 1

Online activities (October-November 2018)

Residential training in Florence (13-15 December 2018): Unilateral conduct

Thursday, 13 December. Full day.

  1. The economics of unilateral conduct.
  2. Case study.
  3. Refusal to deal and the essential facility doctrine in the telecom and energy industries.
  4. Case study.

Friday, 14 December. Full day.

  1. Abuse of dominance and IP rights.
  2. Case study.
  3. Antitrust and data protection in big data economy.
  4. Case study.

Saturday, 15 December. Half day.

Advanced Competition Seminar 2: The Facebook Decision by the Bundeskartellamt and New Forms of Exploitative Abuses in Digital MarketsBLOCK 2


Online activities (February-March 2019)

Residential training in Florence (11-13 April 2019): Merger Control

Thursday, 11 April. Full Day.

  1. Market concentration and horizontal merger analysis.
  2. Vertical integration: theories of harm and efficiencies.
  3. Multi-jurisdictional mergers notification: challenges in notification and compliance.
  4. Structural v. behavioural remedies in merger control: a comparative perspective.

Friday, 12 April. Full Day.

  1. Economics methods to estimate market concentration and anti-competitive harm in merger analysis.
  2. Merger control and cross-border firms consolidation in the telecom and energy industries.
  3. Case study.
  4. Challenges in the application of substantial lessening of competition test: “gap cases” in merger control.

Saturday, 13 April. Half Day.

Advanced Competition Seminar 3: Assessing Innovation Theories of Harm in EU Merger Control