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Call for papers: The International dimension of Competition Law: EU, Brexit and beyond…

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy invite contributions to a workshop on The International dimension of Competition Law: EU, Brexit and beyond… at Queen Mary University of London on Thursday, 25 April 2019.


The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) will be running its XXXII workshop on Thursday, 25 April 2019, at the Law Faculty of Queen Mary University of London. The subject of the workshop will be the broad theme of ‘EU and UK Competition law post-Brexit.’ We invite abstract paper proposals from researchers, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in relation to any issue within this broad theme. We welcome theoretical, economics-driven, practice-based or policy-focused papers, and we are interested in receiving abstracts for papers which may be focused on perspectives or experience at national, regional (eg EU), or international levels, or a combination.

Suggestions are invited particularly in the field of the following matters:

  • EU and UK Competition Law Post-Brexit
  • The development of UK competition law post-Brexit: 
    • Co-operation in enforcement between the EU and UK competition authorities; 
    • The future of state aid type rules in the UK;The role of the CMA in competition law enforcement and advocacy;
    • EU Court jurisprudence in the wake of Brexit
  • The European Economic Area (EEA) competition policy: the role of ESA and EEA Competition authorities.The International dimension of EU Competition Policy: EU Association Agreements and competition policy (CARIFORUM, CARICOM, ACP, Central America, etc.)
  • The International Competition networks: ICN, OECD, UNCTAD etc.

The Workshop will consist of a mix of invited speakers and contributions chosen following this call for papers.

Any person interested in being considered on the basis of the call for papers at the workshop is asked to contact Professor Barry Rodger at An abstract is required of approximately 500-1,000 words, to be submitted by no later than 18 January 2019, and decisions on successful submissions will be taken by 29 January 2019. Submission of presentation/draft paper is also required a week prior to the workshop.

Papers presented at the conference can be submitted to the Competition Law Review editorial board with a view to being published in the Review. Note that the Review is a fully refereed scholarly law journal: submission does not guarantee publication.