Decision-Making in antitrust in Brussels and Beijing

3 Jun 2015 12:00
3 Jun 2015 14:00

In the third and final session in our EU/China antitrust seminar series, we will turn to the very topical issue of how institutional structure and other factors affect decision-making in the antitrust sphere in Brussels and Beijing and what we can learn from the comparative aspects.  The Institute for European Studies is pleased to welcome a distinguished and diverse panel of speakers who will discuss these topics from their differing vantage points in academia and the public and private sector.  Attendees will hear from Professor Zhang who will share key findings from her recent research into how the bureaucracy and political processes in China affect their merger, monopoly and cartel decisions, Chris Bryant will give the practitioner’s view from the front lines in Brussels, and Torben Toft, who as a specialist in both the EU and China systems, will provide the audience a unique comparative perspective.


  • Harri Kalimo, Senior Research Fellow IES-VUB
  • Angela Huyue Zhang, Lecturer in Law, King’s College London
  • Chris Bryant, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)
  • Torben Toft, Principal Administrator (DG COMP, International Relations), European Commission

Moderator and Discussant:

  • Dave Anderson, Partner, Associate Researcher IES-VUB, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)


Harri Kalimo
Programme Director & Research Professor European Economic Governance
Institute for European Studies

Anamaria Bacsin (Logistics)
Communication & IES Events
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Institute for European Studies