WORKSHOP: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE REGULATION OF THE TELECOM INDUSTRY

28 June, 2010

Program and registration

13:00 – 13:05 – Opening remarks

13:05 – 14:45 – Recent development in the regulatory framework of the telecom sector

  • The user’s right in the telecommunication market (Philippe Achilleas, IDEST)
  • Competition & devices : Recent developments for the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment regulatory framework. (Bernard Thery – Legal Director frequencies NRA, France)
  • Opening up the (radio)spectrum (Dániel Arányi, Réczicza White & Case)
  • Next Generation Network : free competition or regulation of the market? (Frederic Peron, IDEST)

    14:45-15:00 Coffee break


    15:00 – 16:45 – Recent development in competition policy in the telecoms industry

    • The intersection of competition law and policy with telecom regulation (Tibor Szántó, Gazdasági Versenyhivatal, Hungarian Competition Authority)
    • Recent EU competition policy trends in the telecom sector  (Péter Vörös, Kajtár Takács Hegymegi- Barakonyi Baker & McKenzie)
    • Recent cases in the telecoms sector in competition law in Hungary (Pál Szilágyi, HCLRC)
    • Convergence in telecom: an analyse of the cross selling practices (Anais Magloff, Orange/ Sofrecom)

      16:45 – 16:50 – Closing remarks

      There are only a limited number of places available to the conference. You can register here.

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      Conference flyer – Competition Enforcement in the Recently Acceded Member States

      6 February, 2009


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      The Competition Law Research Centre and the Hungarian Competition Law Association organises a conference on the ‘Competition Enforcement in the Recently Acceded Member States’.

      For more information see the website of the conference: www.eccompetitionlaw.eu 

      Why?

      Countries that recently acceded to the European Union have long history with competition law. Most of these countries also represent smaller, open market economies, which have faced a rapid and recent privatisation process. These countries have also endured several common historical events that make them face similar market situations and problems including inter alia excessive pricing, bid rigging, refusal to access as well as issues related to the current financial crisis.

      Topics include

      The aim of this conference is to address issues that arise in competition enforcement in these rapidly developing economies with ever increasing competition expertise. This one day conference will address topics in the application of competition legislation on anticompetitive agreements, unilateral conduct, as well as issues related to the application of competition legislation in the wake of the financial crisis.

      Speakers

      Our speakers include the President of the Hungarian NCA (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal), the Head of Competition Outreach at OECD, the VIce-President of the Polish NCA (Office of Competition and Consumer Protection), Vice-Chairman of the Czech NCA (Office for the Protection of Competition), Members of the Hungarian Competition Council, Chief-Economist of the Hungarian NCA, senior OECD experts, highly acknowledged academics, officials and lawyers from leading regional law firms.

       

       

       

       

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      Competition Enforcement in the Recently Acceded Member States

      31 January, 2009

      The Competition Law Research Centre and the Hungarian Competition Law Association organises a conference on the ‘Competition Enforcement in the Recently Acceded Member States’.

      For more information see the website of the conference: www.eccompetitionlaw.eu 

      Why?

      Countries that recently acceded to the European Union have long history with competition law. Most of these countries also represent smaller, open market economies, which have faced a rapid and recent privatisation process. These countries have also endured several common historical events that make them face similar market situations and problems including inter alia excessive pricing, bid rigging, refusal to access as well as issues related to the current financial crisis.

      Topics include

      The aim of this conference is to address issues that arise in competition enforcement in these rapidly developing economies with ever increasing competition expertise. This one day conference will address topics in the application of competition legislation on anticompetitive agreements, unilateral conduct, as well as issues related to the application of competition legislation in the wake of the financial crisis.

      Speakers

      Our speakers include the President of the Hungarian NCA (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal), the Head of Competition Outreach at OECD, the VIce-President of the Polish NCA (Office of Competition and Consumer Protection), Vice-Chairman of the Czech NCA (Office for the Protection of Competition), Members of the Hungarian Competition Council, Chief-Economist of the Hungarian NCA, senior OECD experts, highly acknowledged academics, officials and lawyers from leading regional law firms.


      Lunchtime lecture: Jules Stuyck on the UCP directive

      18 November, 2008

      On 26 Novembre 2008 the Competition Law Research Centre (Hungary) is going to organise its next lunchtime talk. After this week having Scott Crosby, the lawyer of Impala, here on ‘Third party oppositions to a notified and accepted merger in EU law’ , we are honoured to welcome Professor Jules Stuyck here for the next event. He is talking on ‘The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and its Unexpected Consequences for National Laws’.

      Jules Stuyck has long experience in EU law, both as attorney and as an academic (KU Leuven, RU Nijmegen, CEU, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2). He regularly assists private clients as well as European institutions before the ECJ and CFI. In the last ten years he argued more than 20 cases before the Community courts. He is the author of several books and editor of several journals.

      Please find more information on the flyer here.

      Registration form.


      Comments on the White Paper on Damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules

      14 August, 2008

      The European Commission uploaded the comments on the damages White Paper to the Europa website. Many contributions indeed. It is a topic that not only in theory but also in practice seems to concern many European interest groups, professionals, specialists, etc.

      After commenting the settlements Green Paper, the Competition Law Research Centre (Hungary) commented on the damages White Paper. See here. In the LIDC report there are also two Hungarians who contributed to the comment.

      Some contributors:

      • ABA, American Bar Association, Sections of Antitrust Law, US
      • Allen & Overy LLP
      • Baker & McKenzie LLP
      • Bundesministerium für Justiz, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Bundesministerium für Soziales und Konsumentenschutz, AT
      • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Bundesministerium der Justiz, Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz, Bundeskartellamt, DE
      • Bundesrat, DE
      • Clifford Chance LLP
      • Fastweb, IT
      • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
      • Groupe France Télécom, FR
      • HCLRC Hungarian Competition Law Research Centre, HU
      • Herbert Smith LLP
      • Howrey LLP
      • HOTREC Hotels, Cafes and restaurants in Europe
      • IBA, International Bar Association
      • ICC, International Chamber of Commerce
      • IMEDIPA, Institute for Studies in Competition Law and Policy, GR
      • Justizministerium Baden-Württemberg, DE
      • LIDC, Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence
      • Linklaters LLP
      • Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, DE
      • NERA, Economic Consulting
      • OFT, Office of Fair Trading
      • Office for the Protection of Competition of the Czech Republic, CZ
      • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
      • Which?, UK
      • White & Case LLP

      The Use of Settlements in Public Antitrust Enforcement: Objectives and Principles

      25 May, 2008

      Professor Wouter held recently a wonderful lunchtime lecture at the Competition Law Research Centre. Now a paper was published on “The Use of Settlements in Public Antitrust Enforcement: Objectives and Principles” (World Competition: Law and Economics Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2008 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1135627)

      Abstract:     
      This paper discusses two general questions concerning the use of settlements in public antitrust enforcement, namely under which conditions the use of settlements contributes to optimal antitrust enforcement, and under which conditions self-incrimination and waivers of procedural rights by settlement candidates are compatible with fundamental rights of defence. The discussion of these general questions will be illustrated with the specific example of the two settlement procedures for the enforcement by the European Commission of the antitrust prohibitions contained in Articles 81 and 82 EC, namely the commitment procedure under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003, and the proposed new settlement procedure in cartel cases.


      Reminder – Wouter Wils lecture

      6 May, 2008

      We are honoured to welcome Professor Wouter Wils, who will give a lunchtime lecture on 13 May 2008 at the Competition Law Research Centre, with the support of the Centre for Competition Culture, Office of Economic Competition. The event is co-organised by the Hungarian Competition Law Association.

      See more here.