Cartels, Optimal Enforcement and Theories in Competition Law

In memory of Laura Guttuso’s research


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The TC Beirne School of Law will host an international symposium on competition law ‘Cartels, Optimal Enforcement and Theories in Competition Law’ in Brisbane on 27 March 2018.

This event commemorates the research conducted by Laura Guttuso a former, outstanding TC Beirne School of Law PhD candidate, who died suddenly before completing her PhD thesis. The papers presented will address important elements of, and further develop new ideas contained in, Laura’s unfinished PhD thesis entitled ‘In Pursuit of cartels – a critical analysis of the dynamics between public and private enforcement’.

Read more about ‘Cartels, Optimal Enforcement and Theories in Competition Law’.

Keynote speakers

The speakers of this event will discuss the relevant issues of corporate accountability to infringements of competition law, in particular, anti-cartel law, its effective enforcement, establishing justice and fairness in that regard and optimising private and public enforcement by addressing and balancing corporate and individual accountability and deterrence on one hand, and achieving corrective justice and sufficiently recognising harm suffered from cartels by consumers and other victims on the other.

In memory of


Ms Laura Guttuso is a former, outstanding UQ PhD candidate and recipient of prestigious American Bar Association and UQ scholarships. She passed away unexpectedly in April 2016 while conducting research in the USA for her PhD thesis.

Register today

Registration options include:


Early bird (before 29 January): $550
General (after 29 January): $700

Academia and students

Early bird (before 29 January): $250
General (after 29 January): $350




Ian Potter Foundation

Australian Institute for Business and Economics


TC Beirne School of Law



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