Conference programme

Preliminary programme 11th Ascola Conference Leiden – February 2016

THURSDAY 30 June 2016

13.00-15.00: Ascola Board Meeting, Academic Building, Rectoren- en curatorenkamer .

15.30-16.00: Registration and Coffee,Academic Building Leiden


Opening of the Conference by P. Nihoul, Université Catholique de Louvain, Ascola Chair

Welcome speech by S. Van den Bogaert,  Europa Institute, Leiden University

General perspectives on the relationship between innovation and competition policies (Klein Auditorium, Academic Building)

Panel chair: M. Gal, University of Haifa

A. Ayal, Bar-Ilan University, Anticompetitive Patents: an Incorporation Solution.

J. Drexl, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Innovation as a Parameter of Competition and its Implications for Competition-Law Application.

A. Bradford, Columbia Law School, Does Antitrust Policy Promote Innovation, Market Performance and Competitiveness?

P. Van Cleynenbreugel, Université de Liège/Leiden University, Bridging the process/result gap in (EU) competition law and innovation debates.

17.30-19.00 welcome reception + official speeches (Faculty club, Academic Building)

FRIDAY 1 July 2016

9.00-10.30: Parallel workshop panel sessions (rooms in KOG, see separate workshop schedule)

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.30: Application of traditional tools to innovation-related considerations in competition analysis (KOG A051)

Panel chair: Tom Ottervanger, Leiden University

D. Zimmer, University of Bonn, The Digital Economy: A Challenge for Competition Policy?

B. Lundqvist, Copenhagen Business School, Joint Research and Development Collaborations under US Antitrust Law and EU Competition Rules.

J. Kwoka, Northeastern University, Mergers and Merger-based policy in innovation-based industries: experience and evidence.

W. Kerber, Philipps-University Marburg, Assessing Mergers on Innovative Markets: Do we Need Innovation-Specific Methods of Analysis?

12.30-14.00: Lunch, KOG building, Leiden Law School

14.00-15.30: Weight to be granted to innovation as a way to balance possible restrictions to competition (KOG, A051)

Panel chair: H. Schweitzer, Freie Universität Berlin

F. Marcos, IE Law School, Innovation by dominant firms in the market: Damned if you don’t….but damned if you do?

S. Vezzoso, Universita di Trento, Online Platforms, Rate Parity and the Free Riding Defence.

L.S. Morais, Lisbon Law University, Competition in digital markets and innovation - Dominant Platforms and Competition Law Remedies.

N. Petit, Université de Liège, The “Disruptive Public Services” hypothesis, or Competition between Technology Firms and States for the Provision of Public Interest Services.

15.30-16.00: Coffee break

16.00 -17.30: Remedies to be imposed in case of restrictions on innovative markets (KOG A051)

Panel chair: A. Cuyvers, Leiden University

E. Arezzo, Università degli Studi di Teramo, Strategic and defensive patenting: anticompetitive effects and a possible (patent law) solution.

K. Stylianou, University of Leeds, Systemic efficiencies as a pro-innovation defence to anti-competitive conduct.

N. Zingales, Tilburg University, Data protection considerations in competition analysis: efficiencies v. justifications.

J. Vesala, University of Helsinki, Protecting innovation from unfair practices.

17.45-18.30: General Assembly (KOG, A051)

18.30-21.00 Dinner, Academy Building

Introduction of key note speaker, T. Ottervanger, Leiden University

Key note speech by A. Tor, Innovation, Competition, and the Construction of Consumer Preferences

SATURDAY 2 July 2016

9.00-10.30: Parallel workshop panel sessions (rooms in KOG, see separate workshop schedule)

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.30: Competition law and innovation: where should we aim at? (KOG A051)

Panel chair: B. Lundqvist, Copenhagen Business School

D. Mandrescu, Leiden University, On-line platforms and EU competition law: reinventing the thresholds

I. Graef, KU Leuven, The protection of data-driven innovation in merger and abuse of dominance cases: a matter of refurbishing current competition law concepts?

A. Butenko, University of Amsterdam and P. Larouche, Tilburg University, Regulation for Innovativeness or Regulation of Innovation?

12.30-13.00 Conclusions (KOG A051)

Paul Nihoul, Université catholique de Louvain

Workshop programme

Preliminary programme 11th Ascola Workshop Leiden – February 2016

Parallel panel sessions (Friday 1 July 9.00 – 10.30)

Panel 1: Competition law and the digital environment (KOG, B016)

Panel chair: A. Bradford, Columbia Law School

P. Pipkova, Charles University Prague, Providing innovations to consumers: Necessity of Infrastructure sharing in the mobile sector as a response to rapid innovations – is it a case for Art. 101 TFEU et al. at all?

P. Kuoppamäki, Aalto University Business School Helsinki, .

D. Auer, Université de Liège, Of Appropriability and the European Commission’s Android Investigation.

A. Foer, American Antitrust Institute, Entrepreneurship versus innovation: challenges for antitrust?

Panel 2: Interfaces between competition and intellectual property law (KOG, B031)

Panel chair: J. Drexl, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

K. M. Szreder, European University Institute, Embracing the innovation dimension at the patent-antitrust intersection in Europe - strengthening the process in search for more balanced substantive results.

V. K. Robertson, University of Graz, Can, should and do intellectual property rights delineate antitrust markets?

S. Païs, Universidade Católica do Porto, Pay-for-delay and no-challenges clauses in settlement agreements: a new approach to the complex interface between intellectual property and competition laws?

A. Daly, Queensland University of Technology, Mind the Gap: the limits of EU law when address concentrations of private economic power online.

Panel 3: New approaches towards competition law analysis (KOG, A051)

Panel chair: P. Behrens, University of Hamburg

M. Gal, University of Haifa, and D. Rubinfeld, New York University, Entry barriers to big data markets.

V. Falce, European University Rome, Innovation 3.0. and Competition. Looking for a (new) balance in the internet search market.

P. Nihoul, Université Catholique de Louvain, Aftermarkets : how to address practices adopted by producers?

P. Larouche, Tilburg University and Alexandre de Streel, Université de Namur, Disruptive innovation and competition policy enforcement.

Panel 4: Institutional and enforcement perspectives (KOG, C004)

Panel chair: R. Podszun, University of Bayreuth

A. Robles Martin Laborda, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Casual Link in Actions for Damages of Competition Law and the Principle of Effectiveness.

M. Bernatt, University of Warsaw, A. Svetlicinii, University of Macau and M. Botta, University of Vienna, Exploring the Dark Matter: Decisions Adopted by the NCAs of the New EU Member States Which Escape the Duty of Notification under Article 11 Regulation 1/2003.

A. Foer, American Antitrust Institute, Entrepreneurship versus innovation: challenges for antitrust?

K. Rokita, University of Wroclaw, Independent National Competition Authorities in the EU Competition Law Enforcement Framework.

M. C. Lucey, University College Dublin, Public enforcement of EU competition law in Ireland.

Panel 5: Recent Asian developments (KOG, B013)

Panel chair: Ewelina Sage, University of Warsaw Business School

T. K. Cheng, University of Hong Kong, Observations on the investigation of Qualcomm under the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.

K. Kwok, University of Hong Kong and S. Enchelmaier, University of Oxford, Striking a Balance between Allocative Efficiency and Dynamic Efficiency in Intellectual Property Licence Refusal Cases under the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.

R. Bhardwaj, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Competition Issues in E-Merchandising Sector in India: Effect on Innovation and Competition.

S. Marco Colino, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Enhancing Competition and Innovation in Hong Kong’s Telecommunications Market.

Panel 6: Recent Dutch and European competition law developments (KOG, C020)

Panel chair: H. Vedder, University of Groningen

K. Cseres, University of Amsterdam, User-centred innovation and EU competition law: local energy initiatives in the Netherlands (co-author, A. Butenko).

W.B. Van Bockel, Utrecht University, Moving beyond consumer welfare? Implications for competition law.

E. Loozen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, A story of magical thinkers and lost translators: The Dutch sustainability approach to competition enforcement.

A. Karpetas, Leiden University, Limitation of liability of successful leniency applicants in light of the Damages Directive.

Miroslava Marinova, University of Reading, T he controversy of  the AEC test as a tool to distinguish lawful from unlawful (exclusionary) conduct by a dominant company.

Parallel panel sessions (Saturday 2 July 9.00 – 10.30)

Panel 7: Insights from and prospects for economic analysis (KOG, A051)

Panel chair: V. Falce, European University Rome

K. McMahon, University of Warwick, The reception of economic theory in EU competition law adjudication.

L. Toth, University of Amsterdam, and Y. Spiegel, Tel Aviv University, Balancing the Public Interest-Defense in Cartel Offenses.

O. Brook, University of Amsterdam, Mapping the role of innovation in Article 101 TFEU: an empirical coding.

P. Krauskopf, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Innovation in the media sector: empirical findings.

Panel 8: International developments and future global tendencies  (KOG, B016)

Panel chair: A. Foer, American Antitrust Institute

R. Anderson, World Trade Organization, Is the time ripe for a resumption of multilateral work on competition policy in the WTO? If so, what elements might such work address?

K. Smyrnova, Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, An impact of innovative trade measures on competition law regime: visible evolution of competition instruments of protection & EU experience.

M. Martyniszyn, Queen’s University Belfast, On Extraterritoriality and the Effects Doctrine in Competition law: from Conflict towards wide Recognition.

Z. Juska, Leiden University, The impact of class actions on antitrust enforcement: trans-Atlantic dialogue between the US and the EU.

Panel 9: Competition law and the digital environment II (KOG,B031)

Panel chair: S. Païs, Universidade Católica do Porto

G. Surblyte, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Assessing Innovation in the Digital Economy

K. Majcher, Free University of Brussels, The phenomenon of ‘data-driven innovation’ – discussing the enforcement of EU competition law in the digital market.

S. Roca, Universidad ESAN, Patents as instruments for reestablishing free competition: a brief note.

B. Mäihäniemi, University of Helsinki, The role of innovation in the analysis of abuse of dominance in digital markets. The analysis of chosen practices of Google Search.

Panel 10: Institutional and enforcement developments II (KOG, C004)

Panel chair: S. Marco Colino, Chinese University of Hong Kong

X. Fang, Nanjing University, The role of innovation in enforcement of competition law: a Study on a series of cases related to Huawei.

B. Mooij, Dutch Competition and Markets Authority – ACM and C. Rusu, Radboud University Nijmegen, Innovation and EU Competition Law: In Need of a Narrative for where the Money Is Put.

P. Jansen, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Industrial policy in the EU: balancing EU law and national law in the context of merger and foreign investment control and government support for industry.

E. Truli, Athens University for Economics and Business, EU competition law and the EU banking Union.

Panel 11: Recent Asian developments II (KOG, C020)

Panel chair: T. K. Cheng, University of Hong Kong

B. Farmer, Penn State Law, Ideology in substance and application of the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.

A. Springall, Essex University, ASEAN Economic Community’s Competition Policy: How does it work with the ASEAN Way?

Y. Uemura, Hannan University, Revisiting RPM Regulation in Japan.

Y. Wahyuningtyas, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Competing with Zero Rupiah: How Competition Law Tackles Privacy Issues in OTT Services in Indonesia.

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