Björn Lundqvist will discuss his recent paper (draft article) triggered by the recently delivered preliminary ruling by the CJEU in the Compass case (C-138/11).
The case is important since it raises difficult questions regarding when a public sector body should benefit from the application of EU competition law and it is specifically interesting for those public sector bodies that create the essential information needed for the growing Public Sector Information industry. The main issue discussed in the paper is when public sector bodies should be considered "undertakings" under EU competition law; the substantive issue being whether the specific conduct under scrutiny is an economic activity or not.
Speaker: Dr Björn Lundqvist, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School;
Discussant: Gustaf Johnssén, Kansliråd, Socialdepartementet
Time: Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 12.30-14.00;
Place: Moot court room (Rättegångssalen), 4th floor, C-house, Stockholm University