Florence, Italy

Recent Developments in Competition Policy

blended course
when 3 October 2021 - 7 October 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1000

The Florence Competition Autumn School is an advanced course that immerses mid-career participants into the cutting-edge developments in competition policy in Europe, the USA and the rest of the world. It provides with a full learning experience through a combination of hybrid frontal lectures, e-learning activities, real-life competition law scenarios and in person social events in Florence and its world-famous Chianti surroundings. Residential and online attendees learn under the lead of a top-notch international faculty while growing their network of competition law peers. Gathering as lecturers well-known academics, practitioners and competition agencies representatives, the School adopts an inter-disciplinary training approach that crosses the disciplines of law, economics and policy. Early to mid-stage professionals will strengthen their intellectual and practical foundation for the application of competition law and economics in their everyday work.

Course leader

Professors Pier Luigi Parcu and Marco Botta

Target group

The Autumn School targets mid-career professionals (i.e. minimum 5/10 years of working experience), who would like to deepen their knowledge and practical skills in competition law and economics, benefitting from the experience and academic excellence of top-notch instructors in the field. In particular, the course is suitable for:
- Officials from National Competition Authorities and other government agencies and regulatory authorities.
- Associates and partners in law firms with a specialization in competition law.
- In-house counsels dealing with competition compliance issues.
- Economic consultants with expertise in industrial economics.
- Competition scholars (i.e. doctoral researchers, post-docs and professors).
- Advocacy officers for competition policy and regulatory matters.
- Specialized journalists of legal information providers.
The ‘residential track’ of the Autumn School is suitable for professionals who would like to enlarge their international network of contacts among competition policy professionals meeting in the beautiful Florence settings.

Course aim

Deepen your understanding of the structure and substance of EU competition rules, with a comparative assessment of other major antitrust systems. The Autumn School gets participants up to speed on the latest trends in competition policy and sharpens their critical tools necessary to master competition law cases and overcome challenges at work.

Credits info

At the end of the course, participants who have regularly attended the classes of the Autumn School will receive a ‘Certificate of Participation’. The Certificate will be delivered both to participants opting for the ‘residential’ and the ‘online’ track. The Certificate is released by the European University Institute, a leading post-graduate research centre, founded in 1972 by the Member States of the European Union. Attendance of the Florence Competition Autumn Conference on 8 October 2021 is not compulsory in order to obtain the Certificate of Participation.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Online track fees:
- Early bird fee (deadline 16 July): € 700;
- Regular fee: € 1.000;
- Discounted fee for representatives of FSR C&M / FCP Donors, officials from National Competition Authorities and full-time academics: € 800.
EUR 3000: Residential track fees:
- Early bird fee (deadline 16 July): € 2.000;
- Regular fee: € 3.000;
- Discounted fee for representatives of FSR C&M / FCP Donors, officials from National Competition Authorities and full-time academics: € 2.500.