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The XXVI FIDE Congress will take place in Copenhagen 28-31 May 2014
General Topic 1
The Economic and Monetary Union: Constitutional and Institutional Aspects of the Economic Governance within the EU
General Topic 3
Public Procurement Law: Limitations, Opportunities and Paradoxes
The XXV FIDE Congress took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 30 May - 2 June 2012
official FIDE 2012 website
Topic 1 - UK Rapporteurs: Patrick Layden QC TD, Scottish Law Commission and Dr Tobias Lock, University of Surrey
Protection of Fundamental Rights, post-Lisbon: Interaction between the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights and National Constitutions. Download the report.
Topic 2 - UK Rapporteur: Angus Johnston, Senior Lecturer in Law, University College, Oxford University
The Interface between Energy, Environment and the Competition Rules of the European Union. Download the report
Topic 3 - UK Rapporteur: Professor Helen Xanthaki, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, including Information Society Issues. Download the report
FIDE ESSAY PRIZE 2012
In 2012 the FIDE Essay Prize went to Elizabeth Kelsey. Elizabeth is currently doing pupillage at Monckton Chambers. Elizabeth studied Jurisprudence at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, graduating with first class honours in 2008. She completed the Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School in 2010 before returning to Oxford to study for the BCL. Through the course of her studies Elzabeth has developed a keen interest in EU law which she hopes to develop in practice at the bar, particularly in the fields of public law and competition.
The prize included free registration at the FIDE congress plus a £600 bursary for travel and accommodation in Tallinn.
Congratulations to Elizabeth!
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FIDE ESSAY Prize 2010
In 2010 the FIDE Essay prize went to David Mooney. David Mooney graduated in law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2010. He is currently studying French at the University of Nice before interning at law firms in London. David showed a keen interest in EU law which he later followed up with a dissertation in the subject during his final year of study. David enjoys playing sports in his spare time and hopes to become a solicitor specialising in EU and corporate law.
The prize included free registration at the FIDE congress plus a £600 bursary for travel and accommodation in Madrid.
Congratulations to David!
Download the winning essay Read David's report on his time at the FIDE congress
Preparing for FIDE XXIV: the UK reports
Topic 1: 'The European and National Parliaments' by Paul Hardy
This report is in the form of responses to a FIDE questionnaire on the role of national parliaments in the EU and the relationship between national parliaments and the European Parliament. The report explains in detail how the House of Commons scrutinises proposals for EU leglisation and policy, and how it seeks to influence the positions taken by ministers in the Council. It also looks at the enhanced role of national parliaments under the Lisbon Treaty, and the mechanisms being put in place to ensure that this new role is translated into parliamentary procedure in Westminster
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This report surveys a number of important proedural and substantive issues in competition litigation in the UK, including the interplay between administraitve and private enforcement, limitation periods, disclosure, collective redress, types of damages recoverable, the "passing on" defence, other quantum and causation issues, and costs. All of these issues have a potentially significant bearing on the incentives for pursuing private actions for breach of competition law and thus on the effectiveness of private enforcement of competition law more generally.
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Topic 3: 'Public Capital and Private Capital in the Internal Market - Securing a level playing field for public and private enterprises' by Dr Wolf-Georg Ringe
This report looks at risks of distortion of competition which may result from the use of public capital rather than private capital for companies. The topic is of particular relevance to the number of companies in public ownership following a number of bail outs in the recent financial crisis. Distortions for competition may also result from the variations in Member States’ definitions of public interests and in the instruments used to achieve public interest goals. The report covers issues of company law, competition law, administrative and constitutional law as well as state aid law.
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