Fide holds this session on-site at COAM (Calle Hortaleza, 63), Madrid. In order to attend it is essential to request your assistance through the AreaFide platform*. This event will be held in English without simultaneos translation.


  •  Joaquín LÓPEZ VALLÉS, Director of the Competition Advocacy Department at the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC)
  •  Vicky MARISSEN, Partner at EPPA, Director at European Training Institute, Lecturer at College of Europe


  •  Juan ESPINOSA GARCÍA, Founding Partner, Silverback Advocacy.

Objectives of the Cycle: This cycle of sessions aims to deepen the need for the effectiveness of the principles of good regulation to ensure rules that are aligned with the public interest, proportionate and effective in order to enable the development of economic activity. It will analyze the actual situation of the application of these principles and practices of this type in other jurisdictions and their possible impact; and will seek possible solutions to strengthen their link with public policy makers.

Objectives of the Second Session:
Compliance with the Smart Regulation principles is deemed to be key to the healthy implementation of public policy, its transmission into rules, the balancing of any possible tradeoffs between public interests and economic activity, and, ultimately, the welfare of citizens and societies.

An important part of this process is the use of evidence to inform prospective rules, by properly addressing needs for regulation and cost-benefits thereof. Regulatory processes are currently not short of available instruments to that effect: calls for evidence, regulatory impact assessments, reports and studies from independent institutions… However, how is that dealt with in practice by the different policy-making authorities? This session will provide an overview of the current state of affairs both at the European and national levels, with an opportunity to address how decisions are being shaped in situations where a strong public interest is enforced in regulatory design. One such context is regulation related to public health or consumer protection reasons, where science and evidence can help bridge the gap between precaution and innovation.

Methodology: The dynamic of the session will respect the usual rules of Fide and the participation and interaction of the speakers and attendees as well. All sessions organized at Fide are convened under the Chatham House Rule, participants have the right to use the information they receive, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of any other participant may be revealed.

Location: Madrid, Fide’s Office at COAM (Calle Hortaleza, 63)

Schedule: The session will be held from 3.00 to 4.30 pm. Prior to the session, there will be served an informal lunch at 2:15 pm untill 2:50 pm.
The time shown is adjusted to the time zone of Peninsular Spain (Balearic Islands included). To check your time zone difference, please visit this link:

Dates for the next sessions will be soon announced:

  • 3rd Session: La exigibilidad de la Smart Regulation (to be held in Spanish)
  • 4th Session: El coste de una mala regulación (to be held in Spanish)

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Paula de Benito Jurado
Imagen Coordinadora
Victoria Dal Lago Demmi


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