2009 Training programme for national judges in EC Competition Law
Monday 16 March 2009
Venue: St Anne's College
Organised by Centre for Competition Law & Policy
The University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy (CCLP) and the University of Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law (IECL), are pleased to announce details of their third training programme for national judges in EC Competition Law.
The programme, endorsed and subsidised by the European Commission, will take place in Oxford from 16 to 20 March 2009.
The four day programme will focus on European competition law and policy and its application at Community and national levels. Special attention will be given to the enforcement of competition laws by national courts and the co-operation between the European Commission and national courts.
The programme will consist of lecture sessions, workshops and case studies. Subjects covered will include: Introduction to EU Law, Introduction to Antitrust Economics, Article 82 EC, Abuse of Dominant Position, Article 81 EC, Agreements and Concerted Practices, Regulation 1/2003, Enforcement by the European Commission and National Competition Agencies, Private Enforcement and the National Court.
Participants will be provided with relevant books and printed materials to accompany all sessions. The programme will be taught in English.
Participation in this programme is free of charge. The cost of the programme, including accommodation in Oxford and meals (breakfasts and dinners) is fully subsidised by the European Commission and by the CCLP and the IECL.
Thirty five per-cent of travel costs, to and from Oxford, will also be subsidised up to a maximum subsidy of one hundred and forty Euros. It is expected that the national jurisdiction will assist participants in funding the remaining cost of their travel.
Eligibility and Applications
The programme is open to national judges, apprentice national judges and legal staff of the national judges offices or of national courts, in the current EU Member States, the other EEA contracting parties and the candidate countries.
Those interested in attending this programme are asked to fill in the attached form and send it to the Oxford University Centre for Competition Law and Policy. The organisers will consider all applications that shall reach them before 15 January 2009.
Testimonials from Participants in the CCLP Training Programme for National Judges, 2007
‘The training programme in European competition law for national judges has been by far the most profitable training programme I so far have attended. After a very interesting introduction in EU law and economics followed the outstanding main part held by the director of the CCLP Dr. Ezrachi who was able to thrill the listeners even after short summer nights. The quality of the programme makes it suitable for "beginners" as well as for "experts", because even for them it will give an over all view you can not get in the daily case work. In addition to this you get working materials that enable you to fresh up your knowledge as well as deepen it if necessary. Last but not least the programme profits from being located in a beautiful town with good accommodation.’
Volkhard Werhahn, Judge, Civil Court, Leipzig, Germany
‘The training course for national judges in European Competition Law offered by the Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy is an excellent opportunity for all national judges, whether previously involved in European Competition Law practice or not, to get a glimpse of how fascinating this subject can be, both from a legal as well as from an economic point of view. The very able lecturers, headed by Dr. Ariel Ezrachi, provide an excellent and very thorough overview of Articles 81 and 82 EC and their enforcement, the applicable regulations and guidelines as well as the relevant case law and the economics involved. The case study concluding the course gives the participants a chance for lively discussions of the subjects studied in multi-national groups. Even though there is a lot of material to be studied in one week the course leaves ample time for the participants to get to know each other and Oxford and share not only their views on different legal matters but also a beer in the pub.’
Dr. Christiane Schmaltz, LL.M. (Univ. of Virg.), Judge, Lübeck, Germany
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