4th European Competition Lawyers Association conference

This year the 4th European Competition Lawyers Association conference took place in Stockholm on May 20-21. It featured five panels of outstanding speakers, discussing the most recent hot topics in European antitrust scene.

Final panel of the conference dealt with the interaction between competition law and sustainability. Ellex in Latvia managing partner Liga Merwin moderated the panel of four prominent speakers with particular interest in sustainability – Jussi Koivusalo, Alexander Gaigl, Laurits S. Christensen and Mariska van de Sanden. The panel aimed to answer the question whether competition law indeed is a barrier to sustainability initiatives, as we often hear. Intensive discussions among the panellists and the audience one more time confirmed the importance of the topic and need for such discussion.

The European Competition Lawyers Association was founded in 2017 as a non-profit and autonomous non-governmental organization. ECLA regularly organizes specialized high-level conferences on current topics, which are of relevance for the competition law practice.

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Liga Merwin
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