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New Academy of Regulation and Competition, in Brazil

In April 2004 the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law will be hosting the first academy of transnational regulation and competition in São Paulo, Brazil.

Lawyers, regulators, diplomats, executives and consultants who act in regulated sectors, competition, commercial defense and international law and economics will be getting together to learn more about their subject. The academy course, held for two weeks from 12 to 23 April, is also aimed at graduate students interested in acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills in regulation, competition and commercial defense.

The aim of the academy is to explore regulatory and competition problems in regulated sectors, especially in transnational markets, and to provide legal and economic knowledge on regulation, competition and commercial defense. The three part course comprises:

  • an introductory section on regulation
  • exploration of different sectors of regulation - securities, banking, internet, food and commerce
  • regional and comparative dimensions.

The course will be taught by academics from LSE and the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and also New University Lisbon, Instituto de Empresa in Madrid and Palermo University. At the end of the two weeks, participants receive a diploma.

Coordinator Damian Chalmers, Reader in European Union Law at LSE said:

'This is an exciting new initiative for us. We hope the academy course will help train professionals and scholars to think beyond legal contentious problems and provide an opportunity to focus on the latest thinking in their areas. We are also looking forward to learning more about the perspectives of people in Latin America and the rest of Europe especially, who are working within the field of regulation.'


For more information and to apply for the academy course, please see www.edesp.edu.br|

2 February 2004