E.CA Economics is involved in some of the most interesting and high-profile matters in the world of economics and business. We welcome opportunities to speak with and assist the media not only in direct connection to our work, but also on topics covered by our broad expertise.

Based on its expertise in the field of competition policy and regulation E.CA actively participates in relevant events. The following list provides an overview of events on competition analysis or related fields hosted and/or organised by ESMT as well as events where members of E.CA are invited speakers:

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Noerr Competition Day 2013 in Munich on Joint Ventures

Rainer Nitsche contributed to a panel discussion on the competition law of joint ventures.

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Presentation on Standard of Proof for Economic Evidence in Competition Cases in London

At IBC's 7th Competition Economics Conference in London Hans W. Friederiszick discussed jointly with Nigel Parr from Ashurst the issue of standard of proof and its relevance for economic evidence. The session was chaired by Kirsten Edwards-Warren, the OFT's Director of Economics.

Presentation on Standard of Proof for Economic Evidence in Competition Cases in London

Workshop for the Polish Competition Law Association

In a workshop organized for the Polish Competition Law Association (Stowarzyszenie Prawa Konkurencji) in Warsaw, Jakub Kałużny  discussed the benefits and limitations of simulation as a tool for merger assessment.

More information on the event here (in Polish).

Lecture at the Paris Institute of Technology

Lars Wiethaus gave a lecture on regulatory and competition economics applied to the telecoms sector at ParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology). The talk covered joined research with Rainer Nitsche on access regulation and investment in new fibre networks as well as other antitrust matters in the telecoms industry.

08.03.2013 to 09.03.2013
Seminar with German judges on damages quantification

In a two day seminar organized by Prof. Andreas Reindl and sponsored by the EU Commission,  Hans W. Friederiszick discussed methods for damages calculation. The seminar took place at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg.

View the programme here.

Panel discussion on LIBOR/ EURIBOR Litigation in Frankfurt at the 5th Annual Conference on Global Investor Protection

Hans W. Friederiszick

Together with Lianne Craig from Hausfeld LLP Hans W Friederiszick is contributing to a panel discussion on litigation related to the LIBOR/EURIBOR manipulation matter. The panel will be moderated by Alexander Reus, Managing Partner of DRRT. More than 100 participants from leading European and non-European institutional investors are expected at the 5th Annual Conference on Global Investor Protection in Frankfurt, Germany.

25.10.2012 to 26.10.2012
10th ACE Annual conference, Paris

Hans W. Friederiszick
Hans W. Friederiszick presented on the economics to detect collusion. His presentation describes different methods for cartel detection and puts the identification of a competitive benchmark at the centre of a suitable economic methodology.

24.10.2012 to 25.10.2012
OECD Roundtable on the role of the efficiency claims in antitrust proceedings, Paris

Hans W. Friederiszick
Hans W. Friederiszick presented on efficiency defences in abuse cases at this multi-national meeting. He discussed the actual relevance of efficiency considerations in the EC practice and contrasted this with a business view, focusing on low price strategies. Based on a survey among EMBA students he finds that low and very low price strategies are frequently used in business practice. The motives are diverse, though , often procompetittive and used in line with antitrust compliance. Given the current enforcement priority of the EU commission, focusing on cases for which efficiency defences are more common, a reconciliation of the two positions is urgently needed, he argued.

24.10.2012 to 26.10.2012
Seminar on Mergers & Acquisitions at ESMT's Campus Schloss Gracht

Hans W. Friederiszick
E.CA Economics contributed to this two and a half day, German language seminar with an introduction to international competition law enforcement.Cases like the recent Google cases (abuse of dominant position) and the German cement cartel case were presented and there was a lively discussion with seminar participants. For further information visit the ESMT website.

Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht - regional meeting in Berlin

Rainer Nitsche
Rainer Nitsche presented on the envisaged eighth revision of the German Competition Act (8te GWB Novelle). In his discussion, he focused on the impact of moving from a test for dominance to a test for a substantial lessening of competition - a change that was implemented in the European Merger Regulation already in 2004.