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Thursday, May 5, 2011

5th International IMEDIPA Conference on Competition Law and Policy

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IMEDIPA presents its 5th international conference in Athens 

under the auspices of the Hellenic Competition Commission and the Competition Authority of Cyprus

 

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28, 2011

 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 DAY 1 : MAY 27, 2011

8:00-9:00 Registration

 

 Welcome session

 09:00 Introduction: Ioannis Lianos, UCL, IMEDIPA

 Salutations: Dimitrios Kyritsakis, President, Hellenic Competition Commission

                     Eleni Karaoli, Member of the Board, Cypriot Competition Authority

 

 9:30 – 11:00 Session 1: Horizontal Cooperation Agreements: information exchange, trade associations, standard setting in a horizontal context

Chair: Yannis Katsoulacos, Athens University of Economics and Business

Panelists

Panayotis Bernitsas, M & P Bernitsas Law Offices

Simon Bishop, RBB Economics

Emmanuel Dryllerakis, Dryllerakis & Associates

Eliza Petritsi, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Ewoud Sakkers, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

 

11:00 -11:15 Coffee break

 

11:15- 12:45 Session 2: Vertical strategies and competition law

Chair:  Ioannis Lianos, UCL

Panelists

Jean-François Bellis, Van Bael & Bellis

Ian Forrester, White & Case LLP

Christos Genakos, Athens University of Economics and Business

Okeoghene Odudu, University of Cambridge

Gregory Pelecanos, Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates

 

12:45-13:45 Debate: Static versus dynamic approaches in competition law: an institutional perspective from the United States and Europe

 Key note Speaker: Judge Douglas Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Discussant: Judge Nicholas Forwood, General Court of the EU

Debate chaired by Judge Frederic Jenny, Cour de Cassation, OECD

 

13:45-14:30 Lunch Break

 

14:30-16:30 Session 3: Merger Enforcement

Chair: Richard Whish, Kings College London

Panelists

Sheldon Mills, UK Office of Fair Trading

Konstantinos Adamantopoulos, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Herbert Smith LLP

Ioannis Kokkoris, University of Reading, IMEDIPA

Panagiotis Fotis, Directorate-General, Hellenic Competition Commission

 

16:30-16:45 Coffee break

 

16:45- 18:30 Session 4:  Roundtable of authorities

Chair: Frederic Jenny, Cour de Cassation, OECD

Panelists

Šarūnas Keserauskas, Chairman, Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania

 

Assimakis Komninos, Commissioner, Hellenic Competition Commission 

 William Kovacic, Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission

 

Bruno Lasserre, Chairman, French Competition Authority

Ewoud Sakkers, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

Jacques Steenbergern, Director General, Belgian Competition Authority

 

DAY 2: MAY 28, 2011

9:45-11:15 Session 5: Government restrictions to competition: a law and policy perspective

Chair: Tasos Telloglou, Kathimerini Daily

Panelists

Allan Fels, Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) tbc

Assimakis Komninos, Commissioner, Hellenic Competition Commission

William Kovacic, Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission

Bruno Lasserre, Chairman, French Competition Authority

Ioannis Lianos, UCL, IMEDIPA

 

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

 

11.30 – 13.00 Session 6: Crisis and Competition Enforcement

Chair: Ioannis Kokkoris, University of Reading, IMEDIPA

Panelists

Dimitris Loukas, Hellenic Competition Commission

Phedon Nicolaides, European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht

Šarūnas Keserauskas, Chairman, Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania

 

 

13:00-13:45: Buffet lunch break

 

13:45- 15:15 Session 7: Cartels and Collusive practices in Greece & Cyprus: recent developments

Chair: George Triantafillakis, Democritus Thrace University

Panelists

Anastasios Antoniou, Anastasios Antoniou LLC

Dimitris Avgitidis, Hellenic Competition Commission, Democritus University of Thrace

Anastasia Dritsa, KGDI Law Firm

Efi Kinini, Athens Law School

Nikos Vettas, Athens University of Economics and Business and EAGCP, DG-Competition, European Commission

 

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

 

15:30 – 17:30 : Session 8: Abuse of dominance in Greece & Cyprus: recent developments

Chair: Dimitris Tzouganatos, Athens Law School

Panelists

Yannis Katsoulacos, Athens University of Economics and Business

Constantinos Lambadarios, Lambadarios Law Firm

Xenophon Paparrigopoulos, Potamitis Vekris Law Firm

Emmanuela Truli, Hellenic Competition Commission

 

17:30: Conclusion: Ioannis Kokkoris, University of Reading, IMEDIPA

 

CONFERENCE FEES 

STANDARD CONFERENCE FEE: 90 Euros

EARLY BIRD & SPECIAL BOOKINGS (for more than 5 persons and for any booking before May 13th): 80 Euros

STUDENTS, ACADEMICS, TRAINEES: 70 Euros

The conference fees cover the following:

- access to the conference and conference materials

- access to the conference lunch buffet (for May 27 and May 28)

- access to all coffee breaks (for May 27 and May 28)

 

 For more information : [email protected]

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