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Invited Talk: Prof. Dr. Jochen Hoffmann – Information exchange as an infringement of competition law, April 15th 2021, 12h CET

It’s a great pleasure to announce our next guest in our invited lecture series “Beyond the Patterns”.

Guest: Prof. Dr. Jochen Hoffmann, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
Title: Information exchange as an infringement of competition law
Date: April 15th 2021, 12h CET
Location: https://fau.zoom.us/j/69095471924

Abstract: European competition law prohibits the coordination of economic decisions among market participants, esp. price fixing. Information exchange or even unilateral advance communication of prices may amount to such an illegal collusion. The lecture gives a brief introduction to the rules against coordinated behavior and explains the difference between a coordinated behavior based on information exchange and a legal parallel behavior based on available information.

Short Bio: Jochen Hoffmann (born in 1971) studied law and business at the University of Bayreuth where he passed the first state examination in law in 1995 and received his doctorate in 1998. After passing the second state examination in law in 1998 he worked as a research assistant at the University of Bayreuth from 1999 to 2006 and received his habilitation there in 2005. From 2006 to 2009 he was Professor for civil law, business law and international economic law at the University of Hamburg. Since October, 1st 2009 Professor Hoffmann holds the chair for Business Law at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and has been Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and Speaker of the School of Law since 2020.