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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Competition Law - New Tendencies, New Tools and New Enforcement Methods

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

COMPETITION LAW – NEW TENDENCIES, NEW TOOLS AND NEW ENFORCEMENT METHODS FROM AN EC AND POLISH PERSPECTIVE
COLLEGE OF EUROPE
WARSAW – NATOLIN, 13 MARCH 2009

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
8.30 – 9.15: Registration

9.15 – 9.30: Welcome words
Prof. Paul Demaret
Rector, College of Europe

9.30 – 9.45: Presentation of the conference
Prof. Jacques Bourgeois
President of the GCLC, Professor at the College of Europe
Prof. Massimo Merola
Member of the Executive Committee of the GCLC, Professor at the College of Europe
CHAIR: Jacques Bourgeois

9.45 – 10.15: Effectiveness of competition law
Małgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel
President of the Office for Competition and Consumers' Protection
10.15 – 10.45: Keynote speech – The general trends of antitrust enforcement by the European Commission
Anthony Whelan
Head of Cabinet of Ms. Kroes, Commissioner in charge of Competition Policy

10.45 – 11.00: Coffee break
CHAIR: Prof. Tadeusz Skoczny

11.00 – 11.30: Private antitrust actions (the White Paper on damage actions, injunctive relief, the "Eurodefence")
Paul Csiszár
Director, DG COMP, European Commission

11.30 – 12.00: Claims for damages – private enforcement of competition rules before Polish Courts
Dr Dawid Miasik
Polish Academy of Science; Bureau of Studies and Analyses of the Supreme Court, Warsaw

12.00 – 12.30: Leniency and fines – new tools in public enforcement by the Polish competition authority
Katarzyna Racka & Anna Sekinda
Competition Protection Department of the Office for Competition and Consumers Protection\

12.30 – 13.00: Leniency, settlements and fines – The view of an EU Law practitioner
Prof. José Rivas
Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus and Partner,
Bird & Bird

13.00 – 13.30: Comments – Panel discussion and questions from the floor
Małgorzata Szwaj
Counsel, Linklaters, Warsaw
Dorothy Hansberry-Biegunska
Partner, Wardynski & Partners, Warsaw

13.30 – 14.20: Lunch
CHAIR: Prof. Stanislaw Sołtysinski
14.20 – 14.50: Vertical restraints in Poland: how far from economic approach?
Dr Agata Jurkowska
The Warsaw University

14.50 – 15.20: Protecting consumers or competitors? What is an “abuse”?
Dr Konrad Kohutek
Polish-German Center for Banking Law, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

15.20 – 15.30: Coffee break
15.30 – 16.00: Is the Reform of Reg. 1/2003 an opportunity to seize and why?
Prof. Richard Whish
Professor of Law, King’s College London

16.00 – 16.30: The referral mechanisms under the merger control regulation and the ongoing consultation process
Alexander Kopke
DG COMP, European Commission

16.30 – 17.00: Comments – Panel discussion and questions from the floor
Robert Gago
Counsel, Lovells, Warsaw
Bettina Volpi
Senior Associate, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Brussels
Krzysztof Kanton
Partner, SK&S, Warsaw

17.00 Concluding remarks
Ewa Osniecka-Tamecka
Vice Rector of the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe

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