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The European Competition Lawyers Forum (ECLF) is a group of the leading practitioners in competition law from law firms across the European Union. It was founded in 1994 at the suggestion of certain officials within the European Commission's DG Competition to provide a forum for senior practitioners and officials from DG Competition to engage in an open dialogue on the topical competition law issues of the day and to discuss areas for reform.

ECLF meetings allow members and senior Commission officials to exchange views and experiences concerning the application of European competition law. The ECLF, also from time to time, forms working parties on particular issues of interest and submits papers to contribute to the debate on topical issues. Membership is open to all partners in law firms who are expert practitioners in European competition law.

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4 December 2018 2-5pm



• Welcome from ECLF president Philippe Chappatte 

• Remarks from Director General Laitenberger: What is top of mind at DG COMP

• Gunjumping - report from ECLF working group - chair Philippe Chappatte

• Leniency incentives - discussion of experiences, led by Annette Schild, ECLF and working group, and Maria Jaspers and colleagues, DG-COMP

• Cooperation and discounts in antitrust cases - introduction by Maria Jaspers DG-COMP, and engagement with ECLF working group led by Luca Crocco and Jordan Ellison, ECLF


Recent submissions

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Previous events


 DG Competition, Place Madou, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels


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)

ECLF plenary meeting | 01/04/2014


14.00 welcome: ECLF President Philippe Chappatte

State aid
- notion of state aid
- R&R guidelines
- new procedural arrangements

Discussion lead: Isabel Taylor and ECLF State Aid Working group

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

Fondation Universitaire, 11 rue Egmont, Brussels

ECLF plenary meeting | 25/05/2012

Merger Procedures
26 June, 2012