For a full list of recently concluded and upcoming lectures, click here.


In May 2017, the CCLP hosted a conference under the banner, Online Markets and Offline Welfare Effects – The Internet, Competition, Society and Democracy, bringing together leading policy makers, enforcers, academics and practitioners to discuss the rise of the digital economy and its consequences.

A selection of papers from the conference can be viewed here.

The session on Policy and Enforcement Choices, featuring Lord David Currie (Chairman, UK Competition and Markets Authority), Isabelle de Silva (President, Autorité de la Concurrence), Terrell McSweeny (Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission), Mario Monti (The Senate of the Italian Republic), Andreas Mundt (President, German Bundeskartellamt), is available on YouTube.


  • Markus Meier, Federal Trade Commission,  on US approach to Pay for Delay
  • Catherine Higgs, AstraZeneca, on Recent industry trends – the Pharma Industry.
  • Paul Csiszar, European Commission, on The new chapter in pharma and competition enforcement
  • Geoff Steadman, Competition Markets Authority, on Pharmaceuticals and competition enforcement – UK developments
  • Luisa Affuso, PWC on The definition of dominance in pharmaceuticals
  • Pat Treacy, Bristows, on Pricing in the pharma sector – a fine balance between pricing too high or too low?
  • Steve Shadowen, Hilliard & Shadowen, on Pay-for-delay and product-hopping: the next frontiers
  • Wolf Sauter, Tilburg University and the ACM, on Access, affordability and collective purchasing of pharmaceuticals
  • Steve Weissman, Baker Botts, on Advising pharma companies in today’s aggressive enforcement environment
  • Mat Huges, AlixPartners, on The counterfactual - what would have happened in the absence of pay-for-delay agreements?
  • Carles Esteva Mosso, DG Competition, on Ten years to the European Competition Network
  • Andreas Mundt, Bundeskartellamt, on Convergence as an imperative of competition policy
  • Nicholas Levy, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on European Merger Control
  • Kevin Coates, DG Competition, on Single and Continuous Infringement
  • Peter Citron, Hogan Lovells, on EU Competition Law, Cartels and Dawn-Raids
  • Laurence Popofsky, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, on Opt Out Antitrust Class Actions - An American Perspective
  • Pinar Akman, Centre for Business Law and Practice - University of Leeds, on Period of limitations in follow-on competition cases
  • Adi Ayal, Bar Ilan University, on Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution
  • Rachel Brandenburger, Hogan Lovells, on Minority Shareholdings and Joint Ventures in Emerging Jurisdictions: an Opportunity for Convergence?
  • Alden F. Abbott, Heritage Foundation, on U.S. Patent-Antitrust Interface
  • David Gilo, IAA, on Costless (or Near Costless) Predation through Predatory Bundling, Loyalty Rebates, and Price Squeeze
  • Hans W. Friederiszick, European School of Management and Technology, on An economic analysis in 102 cases post Intel
  • Anne Riley and D. Daniel Sokol on Rethinking Compliance
  • Florian Wagner-von Papp, UCL, on Sie-Mens sana: Contribution between jointly and severally liable companies and contribution between jointly and severally liable undertakings
  • Steven Anderman, n/a, on The Accommodation of EU Competition Law to IPRs
  • Randolph Tritell, US Federal Trade Commission, on the International Competition Network
  • Alison Jones and Rebecca Williams, King's College London and Oxford University, on Penalising Cartels in the UK: is Criminalisation the Solution?
  • Alex Chisholm, Chief Executive - UK Competition and Markets Authority, on Agency Effectiveness - Early Plans for the Competition and Markets Authority
  • Caron Beaton Wells, University of Melbourne, on Australia's Immunity Policy for Cartel Conduct: Immune from Review?
  • Pierre Horna, UNCTAD, and Jaime Barahona, Chilean Competition Agency, on Coordinating Local Competition Enforcement Actions: the Liquid Oxygen Cases in Latin America
  • Meltem Bagis Akkaya, Turkish Competition Authority, on Turkish Leniency Programme
  • Michele Piergiovanni, European Commission, on Unilateral Effects and the European Merger Regulation
  • Adi Ayal, Bar Ilan University, on The Market for Bigness: Competition Agencies as Agents of Change
  • Laurence Idot, Université Panthéon-Assas, on Access to files of Competition Authorities - Developments since thenPfleiderer Case
  • John Temple Lang, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Digital Evidence – Legal Challenges
  • Michal Gal, University of Haifa, and Thomas Cheng, University of Hong Kong, on Aggregate Concentration: Regulation by Competition law?
  • Ali Nikpay, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on UK Competition Regime – Hits and Misses
  • Amelia Fletcher, University of East Anglia, on UK Merger Policy – Hits and Misses
  • Peter Citron, Hogan Lovells International LLP, on Dawn Raids and Cartel Investigations
  • Laurence Popofsky, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, on US Antitrust Law - Vertical Restraints and Resale Price Maintenance
  • Claes Bengtsson, European Commission, on Buyer Power - An Enforcer Perspective
  • Laura Phaff, Office of Fair Trading, on Purchasing Agreements
  • Peter Carstensen, University of Wisconsin Law School, on Controlling the Abuse of Unilateral Buyer Power
  • Ariel Ezrachi, Oxford CCLP, on Buying Alliances and Input Price Fixing
  • Lars Henriksson, Stockholm School of Economics, on Countervailing Buyer Power
  • Matthew Johnson, OXERA, on Buyer Power and Retail Competition
  • Jack Kirckwood, Seattle University School of Law, on Powerful Buyers and Merger Enforcement
  • Birgit Krueger, Bundeskartellamt, on Buying Alliances in the Food Retail Sector
  • Andrew McCarthy, British Brands, on Buying Power and the Retail Sector
  • Michael Rowe, Slaughter and May, on FMCG Mergers
  • Howard Smith, Oxford University, on Buyer Power in the Brick Manufacturing Market
  • Maurice E. Stucke, University of Tennessee, on Buyer Power and Behavioural Economics
  • Bob Young, Europe Economics, on Market Trends and Buyer Power
  • John Temple Lang, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on The Concept of Exclusionary Abuse under Article 102 TFEU 
  • Spencer Waller, Loyola University of Chicago, on Brands: appropriate analysis in competition and IP law?
  • Nicola Mazzarotto, Competition Economics, KPMG, on Brands in competition economic analysis
  • Olav Kolstad, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS, on Unfair practices: analysis and remedies across Europe
  • Tony Durham, Shopper Based Design, P&G, on Shopper behaviour and brands: how choices are made
  • Tony Clayton, Chief Economist, UK Intellectual Property Office, on Similar packaging: assessing consumer detriment and business harm
  • Hugh M. Hollman, Attorney Advisor, US FTC, on The International Competition Network – Past Achievements and Future Challenges
  • Robert L. Steiner on Vertical Competition
  • Henning Leupold, European Commission, DG Competition, on The Assessment of Horizontal Cooperation Agreements
  • Terry Calvan, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, on US antitrust law in comparative perspective
  • Molly Herron and Alex Long, Herbert Smith LLP, on Vertical Agreements
  • John Temple Lang, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Article 102 TFEU (ex Art 82 EC) - Prices and Rebates
  • Carl Shapiro, US Department of Justice and Hass School of Business, Berkeley, on Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Wouter Wils, European Commission, on Cartel Enforcement and Criminalisation
  • Julian Joshua, Partner, Howrey LLP Brussels, on Does Cartel Criminalisation Have a Future Outside of the United States? Insights from the United Kingdom Experience
  • Micael O'Kane, Partner, Head of Fraud/Regulatory Group, Peters & Peters, on Practical Issues Arising from Concurrent Criminal Prosecutions in the UK and Overseas
  • Caron Beaton-Wells,  Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, on Milestone or Roadblock? The Role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in Criminalising Cartels
  • Christine Parker,  Associate Professor and Reader, Melbourne Law School, on Criminalisation and Compliance: The Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality 
  • Christopher Harding, Professor of Law, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, on Recidivism, Criminalisation and the Growth of the Anti-Cartel Enforcement Industry
  • Stephen Wilks, Professor of Politics, University of Exeter, on Criminalisation in the Context of Britain?s Traditions of Negotiated Regulation 
  • Andreas Stephan,  Lecturer, Norwich Law School & ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia, on Cartel Criminalisation: The Role of the Media in the 'Battle for Hearts and Minds'
  • Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers Law School – Camden, on Antitrust concerns and the pharmaceutical sector - Pharmaceutical agreements and generics companies
  • Alden Abbott, US FTC, on Standard Setting Under Section 5 of the FTC Act 
  • Cecilio Madero Villarejo, DG Competition, on Intellectual property rights and competition rules, a complex but indispensable coexistence? 
  • Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May, on FRAND commitments- The case for antitrust intervention
  • Damien Geradin, Tilburg University, Howrey, on FRAND commitments- The case against antitrust intervention
  • Pat Treacy, Bristows, on Competition law and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Edward L. Flippen, McGuireWoods LLP, on US Antitrust law
  • Michael D. Whinston, Northwestern University, on Vertical Contracting and Antitrust
  • John Temple Lang, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, on the Commission Guidance on Article 82 EC
  • Sir Jeremy lever QC, Monckton Chambers, All-Souls College, on the Commission Guidance on Article 82 EC
  • Prof. Mario Monti, formerly the European Commissioner for Competition, on European competition law and economics
  • Simon Bishop, RBB Economics, on The law and economics of loyalty rebates
  • John Davies, UK Competition Commission, on What if people make mistakes? The assumption of 'rationality' in competition economics
  • John Temple Lang, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Article 82 EC – Recent Developments'
  • Dennis Carlton, Chief Economist at the Antitrust Division of the US Justice Department, on the law and economics of tying
  • Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter & May, on The Impala judgment (Sony/BMG merger)
  • Ali Nikpay, OFT, on Article 82 reform
  • Mark Williams, NERA Economic Consulting, on Antitrust Economics
  • Iestyn Williams, RBB Economics, on Article 82 reform: an economic perspective
  • Simon Priddis, OFT, on the Law and Economics of Conglomerate Mergers
  • Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May, on International Cartels and leniency Procedures
  • Terry Calvani, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, on US Antitrust law and Private Enforcement
  • Terry Calvani, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, on criminal sanctions for competition offences
  • Don Baker, Baker & Miller PLLC, on Network Effects and Essential Facilities
  • Edward Flippen, McGuireWoods LLP, on US Electric Deregulation
  • Peter Willis, Taylor Wessing, on the privilege against self-incrimination in competition investigations
  • Sir John Vickers, Chairman, OFT, on The abuse of market power
  • Carles Esteva Mosso, DG Competition, on EU merger control: the current state of play
  • Chris Bright, Shearman & Sterling, on Dispute resolution and competition law
  • John Temple Lang, CGSH, on Problems and issues of decentralising European competition law
  • Mark Williams, NERA, on Antitrust Economics
  • Alden Abbott, US FTC, on US Antitrust Law
  • Robert O'Donoghue, CGSH, on IP rights & Competition law
  • Simon Evenett, SBS, on Globalisation & competition law
  • Phil Evans on Competition enforcement and the consumer interest
  • Sir Jeremy Lever on Modernisation
  • John Temple Lang on Article 82 (Abuse)
  • Prof. Stephen Weatherill on Competition Law and Sport
  • Dr Mark Williams, NERA, on Antitrust Economics
  • Malcolm Nicholson, Slaughter and May, on Airtours (MyTravel)
  • Philip Marsden, BIICL, on Comparative Aspects of US and EU Competition Laws.
  • Chris Bright, Shearman & Sterling, on the Competition Appeals Tribunal
  • Michael Rowe, Slaughter and May, on Vertical Agreements – Freezer Exclusivity
  • Timothy J. Muris, Chairman US FTC, on Current issues in competition and consumer policy
  • Bernardine Adkins, Wragge & Co, on enforcement
  • Dr David Gilo, Tel Aviv University, on Passive Investments
  • Andrew Chin, University of North Carolina, on Microsoft
  • Jeff Schmidt, Director, Bureau of Competition, United States Federal Trade Commission, on United States competition law policy – the private label experience.
  • Prof. Steve Anderman, University of Essex, on the essential facilities reasoning in Article 82 and IPRs 
  • Andres Font Galarza, Mayer Brown, on buying alliances: what parameters are set by competition law?
  • Guiseppe Abbamonte, DG Sanco, European Commission, on the Member States' approach to the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and the impact on misleading packaging
  • Helen Jenkins, Oxera Consulting Ltd, on the economics of Article 82 reform
  • Dr Ioannis Lianos, University College London, on the classification of abuses in Article 82 EC
  • Bob Young, Europe Economics, on the UK Competition Commission's groceries investigation and the implications for competition between branded and private label products
  • Dr Ariel Ezrachi, CCLP, on private enforcement and Article 82 EC
  • Dr Gunnar Niels, OXERA Consulting Ltd, on economic effects-based tests and legal (un)certainty under Article 82
  • Prof Ulf Bernitz, IECL, on the sanction of voidness under Article 82 EC and possible contractual consequences
  • Dr Dan Eklöf, Stockholm University, on the Microsoft judgment