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COFOLA International 2019

Language: English 

For all organisation inquiries about the COFOLA International, please contact: Klára Drličková – klara.drlickova@law.muni.cz

Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law and Unfair Competition with Cross-border Element

The section focuses on two still current topics – private enforcement of antitrust law and claims arising out of unfair competition, in both cases in situations with cross-border (international) element. We especially welcome papers dealing with the issues of international jurisdiction (e.g. under Brussels Ibis Regulation) and of applicable law (e.g. under Rome II Regulation). In the context of applicable law we could also accept papers dealing the problems of application of national regulations to cross-border claims. We also welcome papers concerning the resolution of these claims in international commercial arbitration (e.g. concerning arbitrability, obligation of arbitrators to apply antitrust law including EU rules, cooperation between arbitrators and Commission/national competition authorities, impact on validity of arbitral awards etc.). We could also accept papers concerning the analysis of the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions, its pros and cons, experience with implementation and application, but all only in the context of cross-border claims.

Scientific Guarantor:
JUDr. Klára Drličková, Ph.D., doc. JUDr. David Sehnálek, Ph.D.
Organizational Guarantor:
JUDr. Klára Drličková, Ph.D.
Contact e-mail:
Languages:
English

Energy and Climate Policy of the Juncker Commission: 4 Years of the Energy Union

The section is jointly organized by Faculty of Law, Masaryk University and the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Environmental Law. “I want to reform and reorganise Europe’s energy policy in a new European Energy Union.” (Jean-Claude Juncker, 19 March 2015) Since the Juncker Commission’s mandate ends in 2019, the section aims at assessing the first four years of the Energy Union. Commission’s Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy introduced in February 2015 created a new momentum to bring about the transition to a low-carbon, secure and competitive economy. Being designed to bring greater energy security, sustainability and competitiveness for all EU citizens, the Energy Union is focused on five mutually supportive dimensions:energy security, solidarity and trust; a fully integrated European energy market; energy efficiency contributing to moderation of demand; decarbonising the economy, and research, innovation and competitiveness. Since it was understood that more competition leads to greater market efficiency through better use of energy generation facilities across the EU, the Energy Union was expected to create an integrated continent-wide energy system where energy flows freely across borders, based on competition and effective regulation and to complete the single energy market. In this context, the Commission expressed its determination to redesign the regulatory framework, to strictly enforce competition rules and to ensure a better functioning of cross-border energy markets. The Energy Union was also expected to enhance security of energy supply, especially to diversify its supply of gas, to make the EU more resilient to supply disruptions and to introduce common crisis management. In addition, the Commission emphasised that renewable production needed to be efficiently integrated into the market, cooperation should be facilitated and decarbonisation of the transport sector and heating and cooling sector should be accelerated. In order to provide an ambitious contribution to the international climate negotiations, especially UNFCCC negotiations, the Juncker Commission acknowledged that the EU should use all external policy instruments to ensure that a strong, united EU engages constructively with its partners and speaks with one voice on energy and climate. We invite contributions addressing legal dimensions of the Energy Union, as well contributions taking non-legal perspectives (social, political and economic). All members of the ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law, the members of other ESIL IGs and also the non-ESIL members (ESIL membership will be required if the abstract is selected) are invited to submit abstracts.

Scientific Guarantor:
JUDr. Klára Drličková, Ph.D.
Organizational Guarantor:
Mgr. Martin Švec
Languages:
English

 Publication and output from the conference

Peer-reviewed post-conference proceedings with ISBN and ISSN in the printed form.

The conference proceedings from COFOLA INTERNATIONAL 2014 and 2015 are indexed in Web of Science. The proceedings from 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been submitted to Web of Science, we are still waiting for the decision. The proceedings from previous years have been also submitted to Scopus, we are still waiting for the decision. 

We will submit the proceedings from COFOLA INTERNATIONAL 2019 into databases Scopus and Web of Science.

The papers must be submitted in the required form. The papers that will not follow the paper template will not be published.

!!!Paper template and manual!!!


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