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Annual Training Programme and Timetable

- Online preliminary activities (September 2017)

- Residential training in Florence (13-16 September 2017): Anti-competitive Agreements - Substance and Procedure

Wednesday, 13 September. Full day.

  1. Definition of the relevant market in dual and multi-side markets. 
  2. Restriction of competition: object and effect standards compared. 
  3. Institutional set-up and agency efficiency : a comparative perspective.
  4. Remedies for anti-competitive agreements: settlements, fines and criminal sanctions.

Thursday, 14 Semptember. Full day.

  1. Algorithms as cartels facilitators.
  2. Case study.
  3. Vertical restraints and e-commerce.
  4. Case study.

Friday, 15 September. Full day.

  1. Long-term contracts in network industries: security of supply v. foreclosure of the market.
  2. Anti-competitive agreements and sharing platforms.
  3. Procedural aspects of cartels enforcement: leniency and dawn raids.
  4. Due process and procedural rights in cartel investigations.

Saturday, 16 September. Half day.

  1. Private enforcement of EU competition law: the Damages Directive and recent CJEU case law.
  2. Methods followed by economists to calculate the antitrust damage.




- Online activities (October-November 2017)

- Residential training in Florence (14-16 December 2017): Unilateral conduct

Thursday, 14 December. Full day.

  1. Assessment of market power  in dual and multi-sided platforms.
  2. The economics of the abuse.
  3. Refusal to deal and the essential facility doctrine in the telecom and energy industries.
  4. Commitments and sanctions in cases of unilateral conducts.

Friday, 15 December. Full day.

  1. Fidelity rebates and the more economic approach in EU competition law in the aftermath of the Intel judgement.
  2. Abuse of dominance by digital platforms.
  3. Antitrust and data protection in big data economy.
  4. Case study.

Saturday, 16 December. Half day.  

  1. Abuse of dominance and IP rights.
  2. Case study.




- Online activities (February-March)

- Residential training in Florence (12-14 April 2018): Merger Control

Thursday, 12 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, 13 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, 14 April. Half Day.

  1. Hot topics in merger analysis.
  2. Case study.


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