King's College (London)

Gabriele Carovano

King’s College (London)
PhD candidate

PhD candidate at King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law. Mr Carovano is an Italian qualified lawyer who holds a PhD from Sapienza University in Public, Comparative and International Law, a degree (Cum Laude) from L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli in Administrative and Public Law and a specialised Master of Law in Competition law (Distinction) from King’s College London. He worked as Junior Competition Expert at the Competition Division, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, published several articles in professional, and academic journals and often participate as speaker in national and international competition law conferences.

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620 Bulletin

Antonio Capobianco, Gabriele Carovano Cooperation between National Competition Authorities: An overview of EU and national case law


It is the overriding belief that the EU competition rules should be applied uniformly and the European Competition Network (ECN) was established for attaining such aim. While the ECN has functioned successfully during its initial stages and still represents one of the most developed co-operation competition frameworks of the world, this foreword will explore how the Network worked in recent years and whether it is time to update it, also considering the challenges presented by the digitalisation of the economy. This foreword will: (i) describe the ECN working mechanism (section n. 2); (ii) report and analyse the main developments and cases affecting/influencing the European competition authorities’ ability to co-operate (section n. 3); and (iii) offer a short discussion of areas of possible development for the ECN (section n. 4).

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