The ‘Acceptable’ Cartel? Horizontal Agreements under Competition Law and Beyond: London School of Economics and Political Science, 22 March 2019

The optimal treatment of potentially restrictive horizontal agreements is one of the most discussed and disputed questions within contemporary competition law. Taking as its starting point the centenary of McEllistrim v Ballymacelligot Co-op, a House of Lords decision on the restraint of trade doctrine, this one-day workshop will explore regulatory approaches to horizontal coordination in competition law and beyond. The workshop will explore the circumstances in which agreements between competitors can be deemed to fall outside the constraints of competition law, considering both antitrust and self-regulation approaches, and addressing EU law and beyond. The organisers are interested in receiving paper proposals on themes related to the conference topic, in particular: Private law approaches to the regulation of horizontal agreements, including theories of self-regulation; … (more)

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