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Annual conference of the European Commission Legal Service

Join us in Brussels or online to discuss the crucial changes brought by the entry into force of the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act and to debate on the pressing matters of intergenerational justice and climate litigation.

Dear participants,

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your participation in our recent conference. Your enthusiasm, insights, and willingness to engage in thoughtful discussion made the event a great success. We hope that you found the conference informative and rewarding, and that you had the opportunity to network and connect with other participants.

We would like to inform you that we have sent out a survey to gather feedback on the conference. Your thoughts and opinions are invaluable to us and we would be grateful if you could take a few moments to complete the survey. The survey has been sent to you via email, so please check your inbox.

For those of you who attended the conference online but did not register, please know that your participation was still greatly appreciated. We would also love to hear your feedback, so we have made the survey available to you as well.

Once again, thank you all for your participation in the conference. We hope to see you again next year, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can continue to improve and make the event even better.

Warm regards,

The Conference Organisation Team

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  • EU law | digital single market | climate change
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Live streaming available


  1. 17 Mar 2023,
    08:00 AM - 09:15 AM CET
    Registration and welcome coffee
  2. 09:15 AM - 09:40 AM CET
    Welcoming remarks

    Mr. Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of the Legal Service, European Commission

  3. 09:40 AM - 01:00 PM CET
    FIRST SESSION: Internet and platforms regulation under the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act
    • 9.40 AM - 10.00 AM - Keynote speech
      Mr. Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market, European Commission
    • 10.00 AM - 10.30 AM - Guest of Honour speech
      Mr. Marc Van der Woude, President, General Court of the European Union
    • 10.30 AM - 11.00 AM - Coffee break
    • 11.00 AM - 12.30 AM - Roundtable
      Moderator: Mr. Vittorio Di Bucci, Director, Legal Service, European Commission
      • Ms. Cani Fernández Vicién, President, Spanish Competition Authority
      • Mr. Roberto Viola, Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission
      • Ms. Katherine L. Adams, General Counsel and Senior Vice-President, Apple Inc.
      • Mr. Olivier Guersent, Director-General, DG COMP, European Commission
      • Ms. Viktoria Robertson, Professor, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and Universität Graz
    • 12.30 AM - 01.00 PM - Discussion – Q&A
  4. 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM CET
    Networking Lunch (buffet provided for the conference attendees)
  5. 02:30 PM - 05:50 PM CET
    SECOND SESSION: Intergenerational Justice and Climate Litigation
    • 02.30 PM - 02.40 PM - Video address
      Mr. Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission
    • 02.40 PM - 03.10 PM - Guest of Honour speech
      Ms. Verena Madner, Vice-President, Verfassungsgerichtshof Österreich
    • 03:10 PM – 03:30 PM – Introductory speech
      Mr. Kurt Vandenberghe, Director-General, DG CLIMA, European Commission
    • 03.30 PM - 04.50 PM - Roundtable
      Moderator: Mr. Marc van Hoof, Director, Legal Service, European Commission
      • Mr. Fabien Raynaud, Président adjoint et rapporteur général, Section du rapport et des études, Conseil d’Etat de la République française
      • Ms. Lucy Maxwell, Co-Director of the Climate Litigation Network, Urgenda Foundation
      • Mr. Christian Calliess, Professor, Freie Universität Berlin
      • Ms. Alicja Sikora-Kalėda, Legal Service, Council of the European Union
      • Mr. André Bouquet, Legal Advisor, Legal Service, European Commission
    • 04.50 PM - 05.20 PM - Coffee break
    • 05.20 PM - 05.50 PM - Discussion – Q&A
  6. 05:50 PM - 06:20 PM CET
    Closing remarks

    Mr. Clemens Ladenburger, Deputy Director-General of the Legal Service, European Commission

Practical information

Alcide De Gasperi room, Charlemagne building
Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
English, French, German



General contact

For any questions related to the conference, including if you need a certificate of attendance for your Bar Association or university, please contact

Kairi Treufeldt