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The Centre of European Law has a fine and long tradition of teaching and research into all areas of European Union Law. Established in 1974 it celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. The Centre enjoys a reputation of excellence for its distinguished programme of public events and for its Postgraduate education.

 

EVENTS 

 
  • Biotech Investment: Have the UK and Europe come of age?
    2- 6.30pm on 9 June 2015, The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

    Half-day conference on the opportunities and challenges of investing in biotech in the UK and Europe. the conference is organised in cooperation with Sidley Austin LLP and will cover the following topics:
    • Regulatory strategy as a business driver
    • What attracts or deters investment? Lessons from investors in Europe and the US
    • How can the public sector encourage investment and biotech companies take advantage of it

      This event is open to individuals active in the pharma and biotech sector and the investment community.

      Click here to RSVP, further information from Rachel McArthur, tel 020 7360 3733, email sidleylondon@sidley.com
  • Ten Years of commitment decisions under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003: Too much of a good thing?
    Lunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission and Visiting Professor, King's College London
    12.30 - 13.30 Tuesday 16 June 2015, Room K6.29, Strand Campus, King's College London
  • Summer Course in EU Law
    22 June to 1 July 2015
    Catch up with the latest in EU Law whilst enjoying summer in central London

    You can book now, see here for full details

 

Recent and Past events
  • The Competition and Markets Authority - reflections on the first year
    12.30 Monday 30 March 2015, Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Lunchtime lecture by Alex Chisholm, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority
    View the speech     |     View the Bulletin

  • Specialised Administrative Law of the European Union
    26 and 27 March 2015, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Two-day conference organised by Professor Alex Turk, King's College London

    Read the news story
  • Whither the rule of Law after the Crisis?
    18.00 Wednesday 18 March 2015, Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Keynote Lecture by Professor Imelda Maher, Sutherland Chair in European Law, University College Dublin
    Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Law and Governance

  • Annual European Law Conference
    Friday 13 March 2015, Royal College of Surgeons
    Speakers included Advocate General Juliane Kokott, European Court of Justice on 'Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union'

  • The unlimited jurisdiction of the General court in competition cases: can it work?
    18.00 Thursday 12 March 2015, Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Public lecture by Marc van der Woude, Judge at the General Court of the European Union.
    Free, CPD accredited

  • EU State Aid control: What is the Commission supposed to control?
    18.30 Wednesday 11 March 2015, Anatomy and Physiology Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Public Lecture by Marc van der Woude, Judge at the General Court of the European Union. Opening comments by Michael Honoré, Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, and Managing Editor of EStaL
    Free, CPD accredited

  • What public support for a New European Energy Union?
    14.30 - 18.00 Monday 2 March 2015, Great Hall, King's College London
    Half day conference on the current State aid rules and policy. In cooperation with the College of Europe
    Free, CPD accredited

    Programme
  • Antitrust as a cure for pharmaceutical competition: remarks from the Italian experience
    12.30 Tuesday 24 February 2015, The Law Society, Chancery Lane
    Lunchtime lecture by Giovanni Pitruzella, Chair, Italian Antitrust Authority
    In association with the British Italian Law Association
    View lecture slides

  • European Rights and European Wrongs
    18.30 Tuesday 10 February 2015, Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Inaugural lecture by Professor Takis Tridimas, Chair of European Law at King's College London, Co-Director at the Centre of European Law

    View the lecture recording
  • The EU economic sanctions and the protection of fundamental rights: Coexistence or Contradiction?
    Public lecture by Lucio Gussetti, Director - Principal Legal Adviser, European Commission Legal Service

18.00 Monday 12 January 2015, The River Room, Strand Campus, King's College London

View lecture recording from the Audiovisual Library of the UN

  • The Scope of Justice in post-Crisis Europe
    JMCE Research Workshop 2014
    The workshop will focus on state-level, institutional, and philosophical perspectives and responses to the European crisis
    Friday 19th September 2014 10.00 - 18.30, King's College London, Waterloo Campus

  • European Human Rights - A Force for Good or a Threat to Democracy?
    Public lecture by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
    17 June 2014 at 18.00, King's College London Strand Campus
    Read the news story and download the lecture

  • European Cinema: EU Law and the Challenges of Public Funding
    Senior Practitioner Seminar chaired by Kelyn Bacon QC
    12 June 2014 at 17.00 - 19.00, River Room, King's College Strand Campus

  • A new era for private competition actions in the UK
    Lunchtime lecture by Sir Peter Roth, President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal
    6 June 2014 at 12.30, The Law Society, Chancery Lane

  • Britain Alone Conference
    9 May 2014, all day conference, free of charge
    In association with the Institute of European Public Law, University of Hull
    Chancellor Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, University of London
    Programme
    Read the report and view the photos
    Read the King's Student Law Review blog entry

  • Freedom, Security and Justice in the EU: Are we there yet?
    26 March 2014 18.00 - 20.00, Moot Court, Somerset House East Wing
    Public Talk, Book Launch with
    Dr Cian Murphy, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (Chair)
    Dr Orla Lynskey, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Ms Jodie Blackstock, Director of Criminal and EU Justice Policy, JUSTICE

  • Annual European Law Conference
    21 February 2014, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Download the Keynote Address by Judge Marek Safjan, European Court of Justice

  • Kingsland Conference II - The Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive: A Plan for Success?
    One day conference at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE
    14 February 2014
  • Life Cycles and Competition Law: How Systems Evolve
    Lunchtime Lecture by Bill Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law, Director, Competition Law Centre, The George Washington University, Washington DC
    Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple Hall, EC4Y 7DA
    14 February 2014
  • How efficient is the Commission at making decisions under Article 101(3)?
    Lunchtime lecture by Richard Whish, Emeritus Professor, King's College London
    5 December 2013, Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple
    Download lecture slides

  • How to improve the ability of posted and migrant workers to claim their rights
    Senior Practitioner Seminar with Professor Mikje Houwerzijl, Tilburg University and Professor Tonia Novitz, University of Bristol and Hannah Reed, TUC. Chairedby Professor Aileen McColgan, Matrix Chambers and King's College London
    20 November 2013, River Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Download M Houwerzijl lecture slides

  • Rule-making in EU competition law in the context of A102
    Lunchtime lecture by William Allan, Member, Competition Appeal Tribunal and Affiliated Lecturer, Cambridge University
    15 November 2013 at Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple
    Download lecture slides

  • The Five Crises in Europe and the Future of the EU
    Annual Lecture by Jean-Claude Piris
    Former Director of the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union
    29 October 2012 at Strand Campus, King's College London
    Download the lecture text

  • The New State Aid Rules for Airports & Airlines
    Senior Practitioner Seminar with Alain Alexis, Head of Unit, State Aids Transport, European Commission; Josh Holmes, Monckton Chambers; Niamh McCarthy. Head of Competition, International Airlines Group
    8 October 2013 at Strand Campus, King's College London
    download Niamh McCarthy presentation slides
    download Alain Alexis presentation slides

  • The Role of Guidelines in EU Competition Law
    Lunchtime Lecture by David Bailey, Brick Court Chambers and Visiting Professor, King's College London
    24 September 2013 at Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple Hall
    download the slides

  • Joint CEL/JMCE Legal Workshop: European Union: Solidarity in question
    21 June 2013, Strand Campus, King's College London

  • Parliament Talks European Union
    20 June 17.30 - 19.30, Strand Campus, King's College London
    A public talk with William Gash MP, Lord Boswel of Aynho and Professor Andrea Biondi about the UK's relationship with the EU

  • Ten Years of Regulation 1/2003 - A Retrospective
    17 June 2013 at 12.30 , Strand Campus, King's College London
    Lunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission
    View lectureand download lecture slides

  • Sicurezza e processo di integrazione europea. Le lezioni della storia, le prospettive del futuro
    Public lecture - in Italian - by Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate
    14 June 2013 at 17.00, Strand Campus, King's College London
    In cooperation with the Italian Embassy  

  • The General Court: the need and an opportunity for reformLunchtime Lecture by Marc van der Woude, Judge, General Court of the European Union

    8 March 2013, Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple Hall
    Lecture Slides

  • Annual European Law Conference

    15 February 2013, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Keynote speaker: Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen,
    European Court of Justice
    Download lecture text Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen

  • The Modernisation of State Aid Rules

    11 January 2013, Strand Campus, King's College LondonDiscussion with Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, and Vincent Cable, UK Secretary of State

    Discussion with , Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, and , UK Secretary of State
  • Antitrust compliance programmes and optimal antitrust enforcement

    5 December 2012 at 12.30, Courtauld InstituteLunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission
    View lecture and download slides

    Lunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission  and
  • EU State Aid Law: Not a pretty sight

    15 November 2012 at 18.30, Strand Campus, King's College LondonLecture by Sir Jeremy Lever KCMG, QC, MA FRSA

    Lecture by

    Mr Justice Kenneth Parker in the chair
    Download lecture

  • Recent Developments in EU and UK Competition Law

    27 September - 25 October 2012, Strand Campus, King's College London5-lecture series by Professor Richard Whish

    5 -lecture series by Professor Richard Whish
  • OFT: Looking ahead to changes

    18 October 2012 at 12.30, Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street
    Lunchtime lecture by Philip Collins, Chairman, Office of Fair Trading
    Download lecture 

  • Competition System Architecture: How to Choose an Effective Institutional Design

    16 July 2012 at 12.30, Strand Campus, King's College LondonLunchtime lecture by Professor Bill Kovacic, George Washington University; former Chairman, US Federal Trade Commission
    Download lecture slides

    Lunchtime lecture by Professor Bill Kovacic, George Washington University; former Chairman, US Federal Trade Commission
  • The role of the Hearing Officer in competition proceedings before the European Commission

    4 July 2012 at 12.30, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Lunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission
    Download lecture slides

  • Standards of review and appeal in cases before the CAT

    12 June 2012 at 12.30, Strand Campus, King's College LondonLunchtime lecture by Marcus Smith QC, Chairman, Competition Appeal Tribunal

    L unchtime lecture by Marcus Smith QC, Chairman, Competition Appeal Tribunal

 

 

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