Oct 26 2018
This is a past event

Have We Exceeded the Limits of Antitrust?

Oct 26, 2018   08:30am ET   Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel Washington, DC

Have We Exceeded the Limits of Antitrust?

October 26-27, 2018

This annual international competition law conference is co-hosted by ICLE and the Centre for Business Law and Practice at the University of Leeds, UK. The purpose of the event is to provide a platform for scholars, regulators, and practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic to exchange views and develop their thinking on important aspects of competition law. Information about last year’s event can be found here.

The theme is the modern relevance and future direction of “Chicago School antitrust,” and an assessment of the growing opposition to it.

In addition to an assessment of the influence of the Chicago School and related economic movements on antitrust, the event will address the scope of antitrust on both sides of the Atlantic; the contours of the consumer welfare standard (and whether it differs in the US and the EU); the growing “populist antitrust” movement to imbue competition policy with broader, social objectives; and the relationship between all of these and the modern, platform economy.

We have been approved to offer 8 CLE credit hours in VA.

Conference schedule:

This event is made possible through the co-sponsorship of



We gratefully acknowledge the support of:

ALDEN ABBOTT, General Counsel, FTC

PINAR AKMAN, Director, Centre for Business Law and Practice, and Professor of Law, University of Leeds

BABETTE BOLIEK, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission; Professor of Law, Pepperdine School of Law

MICHELLE CONNOLLY, former Chief Economist, FCC; Professor of Economics, Duke University

JACQUES CREMER, Special Adviser to European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager; Senior Researcher, Toulouse School of Economics

ALAN DEVLIN, Counsel, Litigation & Trial Department, Latham & Watkins

COLM MAC EOCHAIDH, Judge, General Court of the European Union

DOUGLAS GINSBURG, Senior United States Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

ANTONIO GOMES, Acting Deputy Director of the OECD Directorate for Financial & Enterprise Affairs; former President, Portuguese Competition Authority

INGE GRAEF, Assistant Professor Tilburg Law School, & Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, & Society

JOHN HARKRIDER, Partner, Axinn

GUS HURWITZ, Associate Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law; Director of Law & Economics Programs, International Center for Law & Economics

JOE KENNEDY, Senior Fellow, ITIF, Former Chief Economist, US Department of Commerce

TAD LIPSKY, Director, Competition Advocacy Program, Global Antitrust Institute; former DAAG, DOJ Antitrust Division

GEOFFREY MANNE, President & Founder, International Center for Law & Economics

JONATHAN NUECHTERLEIN, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; former General Counsel of the FTC

MAUREEN OHLHAUSEN, FTC Commissioner; Nominee, US Court of Federal Claims

NOAH PHILLIPSFTC Commissioner; former Chief Counsel to Senator John Cornyn, Senate Judiciary Committee

RANDY PICKER, Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago

AURELIEN PORTUESE, Director, LL.M. Programme in European Business Law & Director, LL.M. Programme in International Business, St. Mary’s University

EKATERINA ROUSSEVADirectorate-General for Competition, European Commission

JAN RYBNICEK, Senior Associate, Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer

HOWARD SHELANSKI, former Chief Economist at the FTC & the FCC;  Professor of Law, Georgetown University School of Law

THIBAULT SCHREPEL, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Law; Associate Researcher, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

KONSTANTINOS STYLIANOU, Lecturer in Competition Law & Regulation, University of Leeds School of Law

JOSHUA WRIGHT, former FTC Commissioner; Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law;  Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute

LUIGI ZINGALES, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Director, Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State