Competition Law and Policy at times of Financialisation in the Food Sector

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About this workshop

This invitation only exploratory workshop aims to generate discussion, hopefully opening up new horizons in competition law research. The workshop is part of the series of exploratory workshops regularly organised by the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at UCL Faculty of Laws, under the direction of Ioannis Lianos, in cooperation with other research centres around the world. The last exploratory workshop took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the topic of General Purpose Technologies and Competition Law (in collaboration with FGV Sao Paulo). The idea is to have an interactive discussion facilitated by some short introductory presentations (no more than 10 minutes each). Each participant will have the possibility to intervene in the roundtable. The discussions will be managed by a panel chair. There is no need for a powerpoint presentation but there will be powerpoint facilities for those wishing to present.

This workshop is a collaboration between the UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) and Sciences Po Law School.


12.30 Welcome coffee

13.00 Introduction by Dina Waked and Ioannis Lianos

13.10 Economic concentration of the food sector - superior bargaining power issues in food input and retail markets: what is the role of competition law?

  • Chair: Ioannis Lianos
  • Short presentations by Coen Deconinck, OECD, David Kovo, European Commission-Chief Economist team and Marie-Laure Allain, CREST

15.30 Coffee break

15.50 Financialisation of the food value chain: implications for competition law. Broader implications of financialisation for competition law and policy

  • Chair: Dina Waked
  • Short presentations by Alina Velias, City University with Ioannis Lianos, UCL
  • Comments by Jose Azar, IESE followed by dicscussion

17.20 Sustainable development goals, innovation and food competition law: towards a new equilibrium?

  • Chair: Henri Piffaut, French Competition Authority
  • Short presentations by Simon Holmes, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, Elias Deutscher/Stavros Makris, UEA & EUI/Sciences Po & Peter Möhringer, Fair Trade followed by discussion

19.00 Workshop ends

This is a by invitation only event. For further info and invitations contact

The Participants

1. Dina Waker, SciencesPo (co-organiser)
2. Ioannis Lianos, UCL (co-organiser)
3. Marie Laure Allain, Directrice de Recherches CNRS at CREST
4. Oles Andriychuk, Strathclyde University
5. Jose Azar, IESE
6. Regis Bismuth, Sciences Po
7. Francisco Cabral, Tilburg
8. Antonio Capobianco, OECD (tbc)
9. Bruno Carballa, Chronos
10. Paul Csiszar, European Commission DG Comp
11. Sandra Marco Colino, Chinese University of Hong Kong
12. Jorge Conesa, Fair Trade
13. Marco Claudio Corradi, Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law
14. Victoria Daskalova, University of Twente
15. Dennis Davis, University of Cape Town tbc
16. Koen Deconinck, OECD
17. Elias Deutscher, UEA
18. Omar Vasque Duque, Stanford University
19. Roberto Galbiati, Sciences Po
20. Klaas Hendrik Heller, Humboldt University
21. Simon Holmes, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal
22. Marios Iacovides, University of Stockholm
23. Maria Ioannidou, QMUL
24. Alexey Ivanov, HSE BRICS Competition Law & Policy Centre
25. William Kovacic, KCL (tbc)
26. David Kovo, European Commission- Chief Economist team
27. Ayse Gizem Yasar, Sciences Po
28. Claudio Lombardi, KIMEP
29. Barry Lynn, Open Markets, (tbc)
30. Jean-Benoit Maisin, University Saint-Louis Brussels
31. Stavros Makris, SciencesPo
32. Despoina Mantzari, UCL
33. Michelle Meagher, CLES, UCL
34. Andrew McLean , UCL
35. Peter Möhringer, Fair Trade
36. Horatia Muir Watt, Sciences Po
37. John Newman, University of Memphis
38. Igor Nicolic, Tilburg and UCL
39. Julian Nowag, Lund University
40. Henri Piffaut, French Competition Authority
41. Pierre Regibeau, CRAI
42. Agustin Reyna, BEUC
43. Fabian Richter, Fair Trade
44. Alexandre Ruiz, EUI
45. Delphine Strohl, Dechert LLP Brussels
46. Maurice Stucke, University of Tenessee (tbc)
47. Anna Tzanaki, EUI
48. Alina Velias, City University
49. Angela Wigger, Radboud University
50. Nicolo Zingales, University of Leeds

Event details
Mardi, 25 Juin, 2019 - 12:30 - 19:00
Sciences Po - 9, rue de la Chaise - Paris 7ème - Salle C900
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