Save the Date - Annual Plenary Meeting,
Monday 7 December 2020 3-5pm GMT / 4-6pm CET

The ECLF has today announced the date for the Annual Plenary meeting with the European Commission: 


Monday 7 December 2020, at 3-5pm GMT / 4-6pm CET.

Chaired by Philippe Chappatte and Dr Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, the meeting will feature a number of speakers from the European Commission, including the Head of Policy Mrs Inge Bernaerts. The meeting will be held online, with the details to be circulated at a later date and the agenda to be made available shortly before the meeting. 

Plenary Meeting 09/12/2019

  1. Update from Acting Deputy Director General for Antitrust and Director of Policy and Strategy at the European Commission Kris Dekeyser.

  2. Discussion of the Special Advisors’ Report by the digitalisation working group with a focus on consumer welfare, burden of proof, self-preferencing, merger control, potential competition and exploitative abuses.

  3. Discussion of the Commission’s review of verticals by the vertical working group including a discussion of genuine agent, ban on the uses of market places, dual role of market places, the Guess decision and MFN

Plenary Meeting 17/06/2015

2pm : ​Welcome from ECLF president Philippe Chappatte

  • Discussion with Director General Alexander Italianer

  • E-commerce Sector Inquiry: (Lead: Thomas Kramler, Commission)

  • Coffee/Networking break

  • Mergers/ Minority shareholdings: (Lead: Julia Brockhoff, Commission)

  • Multi party multi State Commitments: (Lead: Philippe Chappatte, ECLF)

Plenary Meeting 01/04/2014

14.00 welcome: ECLF President Philippe Chappatte

State aid

Discussion lead: Isabel Taylor and ECLF State Aid Working group

  • notion of state aid

  • R&R guidelines

  • new procedural arrangements

16.30 : Merger investigations and use of questionnaires
Discussion lead: Johannes Luebking and Michele Piergiovanni, European Commission

Plenary Meeting 25/05/2012

Merger Procedures 26 June 2012

Plenary Meeting 22/06/2011

Collective Redress
Co-chairs: Michael Rowe, Slaughter and May and Kees Schillemans, Allen and Overy

Leniency Incentives
Co-chairs: Marc Hansen, Latham & Watkins and Antoine Winckler, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Plenary Meeting 29/06/2010

Special guests:
Director General Italianer
Carles Esteva Mosso - DG COMP.

Topics and reports:

  1. Transparency and Process
    Working group chairs: Gotz Drauz and Stephen Kinsella

  2. State aid - experiences during the banking crisis
    Working group chair: Jaime Folguera Crespo

Plenary Meeting with DG-Competition officials 11/03/2009

The individual sessions included discussion of:

  1. the European Commission’s public consultation on the operation of the EC Merger Regulation with Carles Esteva Mosso, Claude Rakovsky and Nadia Calvino; 

  2. the reform of the Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines and the Specialisation and R&D Bloc Exemptions with Donncadh Woods.

Round table meeting with DG-Competition officials 09/10/2008

The individual sessions included discussion of:

  1. the Commission's priorities for 2009 with Philip Lowe;

  2. the Commission's review of the functioning of Regulation 1/2003 with Carles Esteva Mosso;

  3. merger control with Nadia Calvino;

  4. settlements with Flavio Laina.