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Jun

10

Wednesday

EU Competition Law and International Law regimes of jurisdiction: an uneasy fit?

1.00pm

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Speaker: Professor Roas Greaves - University of Glasgow.

Series: Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL) research seminar series

Abstract

As far as jurisdiction issues are concerned international law commentators have written mostly about the extraterritoriality application of Treaty regimes, notably in the context of human rights violations. There has been very little attention given to the Europeanisation of the international law doctrine of the 'effects doctrine' which has been developed by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in order to ensure the effectiveness of the EU competition law regime.

This paper seeks to analyse and comment on the Opinions of Advocates General and on the rulings/judgments of the CJEU to demonstrate how the Court has developed the concept of extraterritoriality in order to establish jurisdiction over non-EU market operators. The paper will also consider possible future consequences of more and more sovereign states claiming extraterritoriality of their competition law regimes.

About the Speaker

Rosa Greaves is Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow. She specialises in European commercial law and most of her research and publications are in this area. In addition to an illustrious academic career, she has been a "stagiaire" in the Legal Service of the Commission, an in-house consultant to the Directorate General responsible for Enterprise Policy and Distributive Trades (DGXXIII) and for Coopers Lybrand Europe, and worked in Judge David Edward's Chambers at the European Court of Justice. Her co-authored book The Advocate General and EC Law ( 2007) is on the contribution of Advocates General to the creation and development of the European Community's legal order.

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1.00pm - 3.00pmWednesday 10th June 2015

AG02 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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