Konkurrenseverket Counterfactual Seminar, Stockholm, December 6

Cento Veljanovski spoke at “The Pros and Cons of Counterfactuals” seminar organised by the Swedish Competition Authority in Stockholm on December 6. He gavc a paper entitled “Counterfactuals in Competition Law – uses and abuses”.

 

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Veljanovski speaks at CRESSE Conference on antitrust enforcement

Cento Veljanovski spoke to his study assessing the enforcement activities and deterrence effect of the OFT over the last decade at the 8th International Conference on Competition and Regulation (CRESSE) Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation on the 7 July in Corfu.  Download his paper here – The Deterrent Effects of the UK Competition Act 1998.

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Starkie expert to UK Airports Commission

The UK Government today announced the appointment of David Starkie (Snr Associate) to the Experts Advisory Panel of the Airports Commission. The Airports Commission has been set up by the UK Government to assess the UK’s long-term aviation capacity. In announcing the appointment, the Chairman of the Commission, Sir Howard Davies, said that the “panel will ensure that the Commission has access to the very best scientific and technical expertise.”

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Post-disaster construction costs inflation

Case assisted a major public corporation in a disagreement over insurance coverage following a major natural disaster.  We reviewed the impact of natural disasters on post-recovery construction costs, and undertook projections of construction cost inflation for the disaster area.  This assisted the client in gaining a favourable settlement.

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GCR Asia-Pacific Leaders Meeting, Singapore

Cento Veljanovski was President of the judging panel together with Steve Harris (Baker & McKenzie) and Trevor Soames (Shearman & Sterling) on the motion that “This house believes that Asian antitrust is fundamentally different” at the GCR Pacific Leaders Conference in Singapore, 15 March 2013. In a spirited and entertaining debate  David Shiau (Gledhill & Allen) and Lim Chong Kin (Drew & Napier) supported the motion with Ninette Dodoo (Clifford Chance) and  David Stallibrass (UK Office of Fair Trading) against. Cento’s fellow judges voted for the motion leaving him in a minority against.  Put to the vote the audience overwhelming voted against the motion. 

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Case and Veljanovski again ranked highly in GCR peer reviews

Case Associates was again included in this year’s Global Competition Review’s “The Economics 20″ of the world’s 20 leading competition economics practices. Cento Veljanovski was again listed in GCR’s leading competition economists in 2013.

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Cartel damage claim in New Zealand

Case has assisted a claimant in quantifying damages in a follow-on action against members of the cardboard box cartel prosecuted in Australian and New Zealand.

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Starkie speaks on Dutch airports

David Starkie gave a paper at a workshop organised for officials from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in The Hague in early October 2012.  His focus was on a White Paper proposal for distributing air traffic between different Dutch airports. David briefed Ministry officials on the opportunities for using long-term contracts bilaterally negotiated between airports and airlines.

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Starkie’s Beesley Lecture on infrastructure investment

David Starkie, Senior Associate, delivered one of 2012’s Beesley Lectures on “The Economics of Transport Infrastructure: Making the right investment decisions” at the IOD on Thursday 4 October. Recent discussions around Heathrow, Boris Island and HS2 have highlighted the controversy around making investment decisions in transportation. This lecture will examine the move to centrally planned infrastructure, and some proposals for adding capacity. The lecture was chaired by Andrew Sentance. 

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Veljanovski talks on the economics of margin squeeze in Bucharest

Cento Veljanovski was a guest speaker at the 6th International IMEDIPA Conference of Competition Law and Policy held in Bucharest, Romania on 28-29 June. He gave a paper on the law and economics of recent European margin squeeze decisions in a panel session on “The application of competition law to the telecoms sector” chaired by Jacques Steenbergen, Director General, Belgium Competition Commission. Other panelists were Andrej Fatur (Fatur Law Firm, Ljubljana), Eleni Karaoli (Board Member, Cypriot Commission for Protection of Competition), Cătălina Dobre (Romanian telecom regulator ANCOM), and Anca Jurcovan (Managing Associate, competition practice, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii, Bucharest).

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