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Innovations and competition law practice - meeting of the Working Group on Competition Law

Date of issue: 06.10.2017

On 5 October 2017 the Working Group on Competition Law met in Bonn at the invitation of the Bundeskartellamt. At the meeting over 120 competition law experts discussed and exchanged views on the theme "Innovations - challenges for competition law practice."

Titel des Beitrags Innovationen und Kartellrechtspraxis - Tagung des Arbeitskreises Kartellrecht Bundeskartellamt)

The Working Group on Competition Law is made up of a large number of university professors from law and economics faculties, high-ranking representatives of national and European competition authorities and ministries, as well as judges from the antitrust divisions of the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court and the Federal Court of Justice. For more than 40 years the group has met annually to discuss fundamental issues of competition policy.

This year's conference was chaired by Professor Dr Ost. The meeting featured introductory statements by and a panel discussion with Thomas Deisenhofer, Directorate-General for Competition at the European Commission, Professor Dr Josef Drexl, Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich, Professor Dr Wolfgang Kerber, Philipps-University Marburg, Professor Dr Frank Maier-Rigaud, NERA Economic Consulting and Ms Birgit Krueger, Head of the General Policy Division of the Bundeskartellamt.

The working paper which formed the basis for discussion and the individual statements of the conference participants are available (in German) for download on the website of the Bundeskartellamt.

Press release (pdf)