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Cities of the future: Local sustainable development in a global competitive environment

Presented by: Antitrust Commission; Transport Law Commission

Workshop #1



 Wednesday, 4 September

 14:00 – 16:00

Fernandes room; Level B-C (-2 floor)


“By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants.” – United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2018). The World’s Cities in 2018 – Data Booklet (ST/ESA/SER.A/417).

Not surprisingly, cities are becoming natural cradles to innovation and economic growth across many countries in the world. As the city populations surge, urbanisation will bring increasing social, economic and environmental demands on transport systems and other key public services. But it will also create an opportunity to promote sustainable development. One element of sustainable development is respect for the environment while guaranteeing economic growth and a fair standard of living. To achieve this, effective structural policies for public services are critical. Greater focus on providing access to safe, accessible and sustainable transport systems is also needed in this new urban age. The joint session of the Antitrust and Transport Law Commissions will further address these topics and examine the importance of transport between and within cities in advancing economically, socially and environmentally sustainable societies worldwide.

Detailed schedule:


  • Beatrice Stange, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Germany)

This session will focus on competition, contractual dependencies and sustainability issues in the passenger and freight transport industry.

For discussion:

  • New & E-mobility in cities from a competition law perspective

Speaker: Andrea Usai, European Commission (Belgium)

  • Freight transport with different market players is key for growing cities.
  • Competition authorities already put an eye on these markets with landmark decisions.
  • What can we learn from the definition of the different markets and what does that mean for competition between transport services?

Speaker: Fabio Babey, Agon Partners (Switzerland)

  • Environmental issues have assumed increasing importance in the logistics sector.
  • What is the impact of these changes for logistics contracts and the recourse position of customers against the logistics service providers?

Speaker: Annemieke Spijker, AKD (Netherlands)


  • Anders Bjørn Munthe, Hafnia (Denmark)

How does increased focus on environment and sustainability impact on public procurement rules and what legal problems does it involve? The session will explore the interplay between public regulation, procurement rules and environmental public policies and questions.

For discussion:

  • Public and private sector cooperation in implementing environmental objectives – natural allies or antagonists?

Speaker: Katarzyna Kuźma, DZP (Poland)

  • Can and should public procurement be a tool for implementing sustainability and environmental policies?

Speaker: Martin Rauber, Eversheds Sutherland (Switzerland)

  • Will increased focus on compliance ensure sustainable development and better application of environmental technologies?

Speaker: Marcelo Rhenius, Ana Luiza de Sá (Brazil)


Andrea Usai

European Commission, Belgium

Keynote speaker

Annemieke Spijker

AKD, Netherlands


Katarzyna Kuźma

DZP, Poland


Marcelo Rhenius

Ana Luiza de Sá, Brazil


Fabio Babey

AGON Partners, Switzerland


Martin Rauber

Eversheds Sutherland, Switzerland


Beatrice Stange

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany


Anders Bjørn Munthe

Hafnia, Denmark



Beatrice Stange

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany

Katarzyna Kuźma

DZP, Poland

Lucas Leite Marques

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados, Brazil