What is Concurrences Review?


A quarterly peer-reviewed journal

Concurrences is a print and online quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to EU and national competitions laws. Launched in 2004 as the flagship of the Institute of Competition Law, the Review provides a forum for both practitioners and academics to shape national and EU competition policies. In a few years, its articles and research programs have influenced legal theory and practice, occasionally effecting change in public policy or specific cases.

Its influence and expertise has garnered exclusive interviews with figures such as Emmanuel Macron, François Hollande, Christine Lagarde, Mario Monti and Nicolas Sarkozy. The International Committee actively promotes Concurrences outside Europe by seeking non-European authors and organizing conferences, workshops and in-house seminars abroad. Each year, the Concurrences PhD Award honors outstanding academic achievement.

As a publication by an independent think tank, Concurrences enjoys unmatched editorial freedom. The Scientific Committee sets up the Editorial Policy and ensures rigorous peer-review in order to achieve the highest academic standards. As impartial reviewers, members of the Scientific Committee Members are charged with carefully evaluating the quality of the submitted manuscripts. The Committee checks manuscripts for accuracy and assesses the validity of the research methodology and procedures. If appropriate, the Committee suggests revisions. If the Committee finds an article lacking in scholarly validity and rigor, the Committee rejects it. The Committee sets the order of publication of the selected papers and proposes online or print publication. The Committee sets the date of release. Scientific Committee members receive no remuneration from Concurrences Review. The decisions of its members reflect their own personal opinions. All views expressed are strictly personal, and should not be construed as reflecting the opinion of its Members’ institutions.


In order to balance academic contributions with opinions or legal practice notes, Concurrences provides its insight and analysis in a number of formats:

- Forewords: Opinions by leading academics or enforcers
- Interviews: Interviews with antitrust experts
- On-Topic: Sets of 4 to 6 short papers on hot issues
- Law & Economics: Short economics papers
- Articles: Long academic papers
- Conferences: Proceedings of conferences held by Concurrences or academic institutions. The ppt presentations, videos and/or transcripts are available for Concurrences+ subscribers.
- Case Summaries: Summaries of recent EU and French cases
- Legal Practice: Short papers for in-house counsels
- International: Medium length papers on international policies
- Books Review: Summaries of recent antitrust books. Books published by Concurrences are accessible to Concurrences+ subscribers in their eBook version.

Online version: Concurrences+

Since 2004, Concurrences has published over 10500 articles, print and/or online. Approximately 25 to 30% of these articles have been released online only for lack of space in print issues. This electronic supplement concerns various articles from the Review’s sections: Forewords, Interviews, Law & Economics, Articles, On-Topic, Legal Practice, International... This concerns, inter alia, contributions from Prof. Wouter Wils on EU procedural issues (English), Prof. Laurence Idot (English and French), Prof. Didier Ferrier and his team on French distribution and restrictive practices issues (French only), and, Alain Ronzano (over 3000 case summaries on EU and French competition laws, French).


All articles appear in the English language, whether they have been originally written in English or automatically translated. Each article is accompanied by an abstract.


"Concurrences has brought the global competition law community much closer together through its superb information services, publications, and conferences. The new website is yet another leap forward.."
Douglas Ginsburg
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia - Professor, George Mason University

"Concurrence is a must read in the international community of competition law and policy. It provides invaluable information to private lawyers, government enforcers and economists.."
Barry Hawk
Professor, Fordham University

"Concurrences is the only publication on the market to provide an analysis of the major competition law issues by experts from both the professional and the academic domain. The many conferences organized by the Review address the most on-point issues providing valuable insights from businesses, competition authorities and lawyers working in the field on a daily basis.."
Louis Vogel
Professor, University Paris II Panthéon Assas

"Concurrences has completely modified the practical and academic antitrust scene in France and Europe. It is not just a must-read review for the doctrine or in-depth analysis, it also provides more political or strategic input on the future of competition laws and politics. The digital approach and web-site user friendly are also a model."
Anne Wachsmann
Partner, Linklaters / Professeur au Collège d’Europe

"Congratulations to all involved in the work of Concurrences. It is essential to keep up to date with the enforcement of the competition rules throughout the EU, and Concurrences is an essential resource.."
Richard Whish
Professor, King’s College

Demonstration video

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- Best of Concurrences 2020 articles

- Editorial Policy

- Quotations of Concurrences articles by EU Advocates General

- Subscriptions

Concurrences print version: ISSN 1773-9578
Concurrences online version: ISSN 2116-0090