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Competition Law

Around a dozen PhD researchers work in competition law at any one time, and over fifty theses have been defended successfully in this field, many have subsequently been published as monographs. Recent ones include:

Since 1996, The EUI has hosts an annual Workshop on Competition Law and Policy. This workshop was initiated by Claus-Dieter Ehlermann and Giuliano Amato and serves as an influential forum for debate on issues of contemporary importance bringing together scholars, practitioners, enforcers and judges.

Together with the Robert Schuman Center, the Florence Competition Programme has been established in 2011. This provides training programmes for judges and practitioners. In addition it holds regular workshops with stakeholders.

Since 2014, Mel Marquis, Giorgio Monti and Alberto Heimler (of the Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione) have convened the Rome Antitrust Forum to bring together distinguished antitrust practitioners (both lawyers and economists), leading figures in antitrust enforcement from abroad and representatives of the Italian Competition Authority to discuss, on a non-attributable basis, the way in which the Italian system of antitrust enforcement operates. Communiques of the meetings are available here: 2014 inaugural meeting, 2015 second meeting, 2016 third meeting, 2017 fourth meeting.

Ongoing policy-oriented projects include a comparative study on the calculation of interest, authored by Giorgio Monti jointly with a number of EUI researchers and supported by Cartel Damages Claim, and a report by Gonçalo Coelho (World Bank/ Luís Morais, Associados and EUI alumnus), Miguel Maduro, Giorgio Monti for the European Parliament on the Geo-Blocking Proposal.  

For a more detailed indication of the supervisory interests of Professor Nicolas Petit, please click on his website:


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