Radboud Economic Law Conference & Blog
Economic law is a broad legal area. Its complexity stems from the multitude of sub-domains embedded in it, as well as from the interesting interplay between them. At EU level in particular, the free movement provisions, the competition law rules, the intellectual property regime, the public procurement law, etc. play an important role in shaping the Internal Market. Economic law is a dynamic domain, entailing constantly developing policies and frameworks, multi-layered regulatory and law enforcement regimes, actors active in various (domestic and transnational) jurisdictional levels, and puzzling case-law of the domestic and EU judiciary.
In order to bring more clarity to the challenges that the economic law area regularly puts forward in both the domestic and transnational contexts, we are proposing two handy tools: the yearly Radboud Economic Law International Conference and the Radboud Economic Law Blog. First, the conference brings together once per year academics and practitioners, who debate on various topics of economic law, which are high on the agenda in the legal circles. Each conference concludes with the publication of an edited volume, containing the contributions presented during the conference proceedings. Second, the blog offers a forum where topics of actuality are commented on. Its main aims are to shed light on the latest developments in the economic law field, to bring to the forefront forward-looking analyses of the existing regulatory and enforcement challenges, and to stir debate on the intricacies of the economic law realm.
Radboud Economic Law Conference
6th Edition: 7 October 2022
5th Edition: 8 October 2021
4th Edition: 24 May 2019
3rd Edition: 15 June 2018
2nd Edition: 9 June 2017
1st Edition: 3 June 2016
Updates & Information
25 April 2022: RELC 2022 - Conference announced
We are happy to inform you that the 6th edition of the RELC conference will take place on Friday, 7 October 2022. For more information regarding the speaker line-up, the registration process and the call for papers, click here.
5 July 2019: RELC 2018 - Post-conference volume
The 'Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law' volume, which contains the contributions presented during the 2018 RELC event, has been published by Wolf Legal Publishers. Find out more here.
25 September 2018: 2017 post-conference volume reviewed
The edited volume 'Boosting the Enforcement of EU Competition Law at the Domestic Level' (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017) has been recently reviewed in Common Market Law Review. Click here. Many thanks to Conor Talbot for the honest commentary and to Common Market Law Review for commissioning the review.
11 July 2018: RELC 2017 - Post-conference volume
The 'Digital Markets in the EU' volume, which contains the contributions presented during the 2017 RELC event, is out now. Find out more here.
19 June 2017: RELC 2017 - Post-conference summary
A summary of the June 2017 event may be found here.
6 March 2017: RELC 2016 - Post-conference volume
The book containing the contributions presented during the 2016 conference has been published. More info here.
Radboud Economic Law Blog
- The Dutch Clause Revisited: New Commission Guidelines on Case Referrals Based on Article 22 of the Merger Control Regulation - by Catalin S. Rusu, 5 April 2021
- The Commission's Digital Markets Act Proposal: Boosting Competition on Digital Markets - by Belle Beems, Catalin S. Rusu and Johan van de Gronden, 10 February 2021
- Multilateral Remedies for Unilateral Actions? Legal Implications of United States’ Withdrawal of Tariff Preferences (GSP) for Indian Exports: Can India Have Any Recourse at the WTO? - by Advaiyot Sharma, 13 June 2019
- The Russia-Ukraine WTO Panel Report and the Security Exception: Analysis and Implications - by Advaiyot Sharma, 17 April 2019
- The Temporary Tariff Regime: The Magic Pill for the Post-Brexit EU-UK Trade Headache? - by Angshuman Hazarika and Pieter Van Vaerenbergh, 1 April 2019
- Case C-724/17 Skanska: The Journey or the Destination? - by Catalin S. Rusu, 18 March 2019
- Digitalisation of Economic Law in the EU: Which Way Forward? - by Catalin S. Rusu, Anne Looijestijn-Clearie and Marc Veenbrink, 19 March 2018
- Breaking the rules to prevent rule-breaking? The GATS and service mobility: drawing lines between genuine immigration control and protectionism - by Simon Tans, 5 December 2017
- Does perfume smell differently when sold on an online marketplace? Selective distribution systems and bans on sales by third-party online platforms. A commentary on the Opinion of Advocate General Wahl in Case C-230/16 - Coty Germany GmbH - by Anne Looijestijn-Clearie, 8 November 2017
- It looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck. But is it a taxi? A commentary on the Opinion of Advocate General Szpunar in Case C-434/15 - Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi v Uber Systems Spain SL - by Anne Looijestijn-Clearie, 18 July 2017
- The Commission’s 2017 EU Antitrust Draft Directive: Addressing the Public Enforcement Fragmentation - by Catalin S. Rusu, 27 June 2017
- The world’s greatest glutton - a commentary on Case C-469/15 P - FSL Holdings - by Marc Veenbrink, 18 May 2017
- No one wants to be a smoking duck - a commentary on Case C-162/15 P - Evonik Degussa - by Marc Veenbrink, 3 April 2017
- The Private Damages Directive and its implementation in the Dutch legal order: box ticked? - by Catalin S. Rusu, 5 March 2017
- When should the private investor test be applied? - by Fay Kartner, 10 February 2017
- Minority shareholdings in the EU – alive, yet still kicking? - by Catalin S. Rusu, 26 November 2016
- Liability in competition law: as incredible as a children’s story - a commentary on Case C-542/14 VM Remonts - by Marc Veenbrink, 2 November 2016