Third Annual Conference on Competition Enforcement in the Recently Acceded Member State

9 April, 2011

One month to go until this year’s annual conference.

This year the annual conference concentrating on competition policy in the new Member States is going to be organised in Warsaw on the 10th of May 2011. The conference is co-organised by the Hungarian Competition Law Research Centre, University of Reading and the Lazarski University under the auspices of UOKiK.

This conference is following from last year’s very successful conference in Brno and the year before in Budapest.

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 privatisation process. Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary 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.

The conferences in previous years have involved many practitioners, public officials and academics from several countries (See the programs: Budapest and Brno). With this year’s program we follow this tradition.

You can see the program here.

The event is sponsored by Hansberry Competition, Wardyński & Partners, White & Case and Wierzbowski Eversheds.


OFFTOPIC: NEW VALUES AFTER THE LISBON TREATY – 7 JULY 2010

28 June, 2010

One of the hallmarks of European integration has been the construction of a community, latterly a union, based on shared values. These values are common to all Member States and, according to Article 49 EU, aspirant members are obliged to respect them and be committed to promoting them before applying to accede to the Union. Nevertheless these values not only provide criteria against which to measure countries’ readiness to join but also in fact imbue the entire functioning of the Union.

In the post-Lisbon context, this conference — organised by the Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Science — brings together some of the most respected academics in European law today to expound upon the impact of a value-based approach to their own specialist field. With leading thinkers drawn from a diverse selection
of spheres, participants at the conference are warmly encouraged to discuss and interact in order to contribute to a more complete understanding of the role and importance of values in the EU legal area.

In welcoming speakers and participants to the conference, we trust that the exchange of ideas and fruitful academic intercourse will encourage greater appreciation of the pivotal nature of the values underlying the continuing evolution of EU law and its legal system in the new environment engendered by the Lisbon Treaty.

 

More information here: http://www.eulaw-conferences.com/


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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