Dialogue Between European Courts

Speech at the University of Tokyo, 12 September 2014.

Obligation to refer of courts of last resort in the EFTA pillar of the EEA

In a judgment of 7 April 2014 (StGH 2013/172), which was published on 25 June 2014, the State Court of the Principality of Liechtenstein found that it refers a question of interpretation of EEA law to the EFTA Court for a preliminary ruling, if the legal situation is unclear and the legal question at issue is relevant to the decision. Once these two conditions are fulfilled, a request to refer the case must be granted.

20 Years EFTA Court - The Contribution to the Development of the Law in Europe

University of Vienna, 2 June 2014

Life Outside the EU – the EEA and the EFTA Court

England and Wales Bar European Group, Sorrento 26 May 2014

21st St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF

The 21st St. Gallen ICF will take place on 15 and 16 May 2014 in the Hall of the St. Gallen Parliament. The conference will once more feature a wide range of accomplished speakers: Joaquín Almunia, Nicholas J. Forwood, Peter Freeman, Ingeborg Simonsson and Andreas Zünd are just some examples. Among the distinguished guests and speakers, there will also be the presidents of the following competition authorities: Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. A wide range of current topics will be covered, as discussions will range i.a. from private enforcement to the EU merger control reform and information exchange between authorities.

The EFTA Court: Small but Quite Influential

Het Nederlands Handelsforum Luxembourg, 12 May 2014, 19 h.

Decentered Integration: The European Economic Area – an Alternative?

Lecture at the University of Cambridge, 7 May 2014.

Institutional Conditions for the Conclusion of an Energy Agreement Switzerland-EU

Conference «Structural Change in the Swiss Gas Industry», ior/cf HSG, 21 March 2014

The Protection of Citizens and Business Operators in EEA Law

Guest lecture at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen, Norway, 4 March 2014.

Wieviel EU braucht die Schweiz?

Business Club Zürich, Zunfthaus "Zur Saffran", 27.2.2014, 11.30 h.