Competition Law & Policy Debate

The Competition Law & Policy Debate (CLPD) is a quarterly journal focusing on major developments in Mergers, Cartels, Antitrust (Art.101/102 other than cartels) and State Aid.

CLPD contains articles of academic value but written in an approachable style to address practical questions and suggest solutions to new issues. Its focus is on dissecting, analysing and criticising the most recent and important legislation and case law, as well as on discussing questions faced by enforcers and practitioners but neglected in the existing literature. The idea is for CLPD to be an important platform for lawyers and economists to express conflicting views and, in particular, encourage the debate on new developments in all areas of competition law. In this way the journal wants to contribute to debates on policy - or even start them.

The articles are written by economists and lawyers, judges, officials at DG Competition, national authorities or international organisations, practitioners working in-house or in law firms as well as academics. This mix should result in a unique exchange of views, opinions and ideas. Each issue of the CLPD focuses on one principal topic that is discussed from different angles and potentially with different interests in mind.

Chief Editors

  • Edurne Navarro Varona, Partner, Uria, Brussels, Belgium
  • Josep M. Carpi Badia, Head of Unit, Mergers Case Support, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Raphaël De Coninck, Vice President, Charles River Associates, Brussels, Belgium

Editorial Board

  • Lucia Bonova, Head of Unit, Transport, Post and other services, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Julia Brockhoff, Julia Brockhoff, Head of Unit, Communication policy and inter-institutional relations, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Antonio Capobianco, Senior Competition Expert, OECD Competition Division
  • Koen Van De Casteele, Head of Unit, State Aid Policy, DG COMP, European Commission
  • Gianluca Faella, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Rome, Italy
  • Leo Flynn, Member of the legal service, State aid and dumping, European Commission
  • Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels, Belgium
  • Roberto Grasso, Director Legal EMEA and Russia at Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Axel Gutermuth, Partner, Arnold & Porter, Brussels, Belgium
  • Lars Kjølbye, Partner, Latham & Watkins, Brussels, Belgium
  • Kristina Nordlander, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Brussels, Belgium
  • Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director, CompassLexecon, Europe
  • Nicola Pesaresi, Head of Unit, State Aid Strategy, DG COMP, European Commission
  • John Ratliff, Partner, WilmerHale, Brussels, Belgium
  • Annette Schild, Antitrust Law Schild, Brussels. Belgium
  • Robbert Snelders, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels
  • Christof Swaak, Partner, Stibbe, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Lars Wiethaus, Vice President, Charles River Associates, Brussels, Belgium
  • Stephanie The (Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.)

Author Submissions

Articles should be submitted by email as Word files with no references to the authors anywhere in the document. The maximum number of words for articles is 6,000 (including footnotes), although longer articles will be considered. A list of keywords (maximum 8), short abstract (maximum 200 words), introduction and conclusion should be included. Please list the word count of the text and the footnotes on your manuscript.

A separate author information form should be submitted with the article listing the title and each author’s name, institutional affiliation, email address, postal address and telephone number.

Your file and the completed form should be emailed to the Chief Editors of the Journal: Edurne Navarro Varona (edurne.navarro@uria.com), Josep M. Carpi Badia (Jose-Maria.CARPI-BADIA@ee.europea.eu) and Raphaël De Coninck (RDeConinck@eria.com).

If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to sign our CLPD Consent Form.

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