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Competition Law Central & Eastern Europe
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
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Competition Authorities' Perspectives
A View from the Commission: Harmonisation of Competition Law in the Region
  • Alexandra Badea - Policy Officer with the European Competition Network and Private Enforcement Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
  • ECN+ and its likely impact on enforcement in the region
09:50 - 10:40 50 mins
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Competition Authorities' Perspectives
NCA’s Roundtable: Challenges in Competition Law Enforcement in the Region
  • András Tóth - Vice President, Hungarian Competition Authority Chairman, Competition Council (Hungary)
  • Andrej Matvoz - Director, Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (Slovenia)
  • Dina Lurje - Council Member, Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Review of challenges in competition law enforcement in the region
  • Co-operation between the authorities and sharing of practices
10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Morning Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:40 40 mins
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Litigation & Private Enforcement
The Investigation Process: Challenges in the Region
  • Marcin Czapiewski - Head of Legal and Compliance Department, TU Europa S.A. (Poland)
  • Review of the investigative process across the region
  • Use of evidence
  • Appeals process
  • The Courts’ approach to competition law cases
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
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Litigation & Private Enforcement
Private Enforcement in Practice
  • The Implementation of Damages Directive in the region
  • Procedural and substantive issues
  • Limitation periods
  • Calculation of damages
  • Litigation funding: what are the options?
  • Practical strategies to prepare for litigation and to run a case
12:20 - 13:20 60 mins
Lunch
13:20 - 14:00 40 mins
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Cartels
Recent Developments in Cartels
  • Review of significant cases
  • Recent trends in leniency
  • Whistle-blower protection programs
  • Vertical and horizontal cooperation agreements
  • Information Exchange
  • Bid rigging

 

14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
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Abuse of Dominance
Abuse of Dominance
  • Vladislav Nikolov - COO, General Counsel, EnduroSat (Bulgaria)
  • How is it interpreted in the region?
  • Review of significant cases including Gazprom?
  • How to identify potential breaches
  • How to prevent them
14:40 - 15:20 40 mins
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Vertical Restraints
Vertical Restraints & Distribution
  • Agata Kalemba - Legal Counsel Europe Central North, Michelin Polska SA (Poland)
  • Review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation
  • Case law review
  • E-commerce: selective distribution after Coty 
  • Practical tips to ensure compliance
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
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Merger Control
Recent Developments in Merger Control
  • Agnieszka Deeg-Tyburska - General Counsel, Director of Legal, Organizational, Compliance and IP Division, Polpharma Group (Poland)
  • Dominik Wolski - Director of Legal Department, Jeronimo Martins Polska (Poland)
  • Mihaela Scarlatescu - Head of Legal & Compliance Department, A&D Pharma (Romania)
  • Mateusz Blachucki - Advisor to the President, Department of Merger Control, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Poland
  • Review of recent merger control developments in the region
  • Procedural developments including gun jumping
  • The parties’ rights of defence in merger control proceedings
  • Practical tips for in-house lawyers including on multi-jurisdictional mergers
16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
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Merger Control
Economists’ Perspective on Merger Control
  • Use of economic evidence and experts
16:40 - 17:20 40 mins
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Digital Sector
Industry Spotlight: Competition Law in the Digital Sector
  • Sabine Zigelski - Senior Competition Expert, Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD (France)
  • How are the regional NCAs are approaching it? 
  • Big data challenges including algorithmic cartels
  • The role of innovation in mergers
  • Spotlight on FinTech
17:20 - 18:00 40 mins
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Dawn Raids & Compliance
How to Handle Dawn Raids and Ensure Compliance
  • Szilvia Bognar - General Counsel - Law and Compliance, Bayer Hungária Kft. (Hungary)
  • Minerva Ionita - Legal and Compliance Manager, Arctic (Romania)
  • Anita Benkő - CE Competition Counsel, Tesco (Hungary)
  • Review of recent dawn raids in the region: what lessons can be learnt
  • Practical tips to handle dawn raids
  • How to design a successful compliance programme to fit your business needs
  • Recognizing restrictive agreements/practices and dealing with them in practice
18:00 - 18:10 10 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference
18:10 - 19:30 80 mins
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Networking Drinks Reception

Join us for a networking drinks reception to meet fellow in-house lawyers from major multinational companies, regulators and leading competition practitioners from across the Central & Eastern Europe - share practical experiences and build communities.

08:30 - 09:00

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09:00 - 09:10

Chair’s Welcome and Introduction

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10:40 - 11:00

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12:20 - 13:20

Lunch

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15:20 - 15:40

Afternoon Coffee Break

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18:00 - 18:10

Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

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18:10 - 19:30
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Join us for a networking drinks reception to meet fellow in-house lawyers from major multinational companies, regulators and leading competition practitioners from across the Central & Eastern Europe - share practical experiences and build communities.

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