Friday, February 26, 2016

9th IMEDIPA Conference



Friday, April 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM (EEST)

Athens, Greece


Event Details

9th IMEDIPA Conference on Competition Law and Policy

Organized under the auspices of the Hellenic Competition Commission


Day 1: Friday, April 15th, 2016

 Registration starts at 8.45 am


9:15 – 9:30 Introduction

Dimitrios Kyritsakis (Chairman, HCC)

Ioannis Lianos (UCL; HSE; IMEDIPA)


9:30 – 11:15 Session 1: Recent developments in Competition Law

Chair: Georgios Triantafillakis (Democritus University of Thrace)


Anastasios Antoniou (A.A. Antoniou & Associates (EY Law)

Dimitris Avgitidis (Democritus University of Thrace)

Emmanuel Dryllerakis (Dryllerakis & Associates Law Firm)

Assimakis Komninos (White & Case LLP; UCL)

Gregory Pelecanos (Ballas, Pelecanos & Associates LPC)


11:15 – 11:45 Break


11:45 – 13:30 Session 2: Structural Reforms in the Economy and the role of Competition Law

Chair: Dimitris Tzouganatos (University of Athens)


Anastasia Dritsa (Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm)

Ioannis Kokkoris (QMUL; IGLEF; IMEDIPA)

Federica Maiorano (OECD)

Nikos Vettas (IOBE; Athens University of Economics and Business)


13:30 – 14:15 Buffet Lunch


14:15– 16:40 Session 3: The “more economic approach” in EU competition law: success or failure?

Chair: Ioannis Lianos (UCL; HSE; IMEDIPA)


Part I: Rebates as a case study: a positive law perspective on the effects-based approach in Article 102 TFEU and national equivalent provisions


Victoria Mertikopoulou (Hellenic Competition Commission)

Lia Vitzilaiou (Lambadarios Law Firm)


Part II: Discussion: The rise (and demise?) of the effects-based approach: Article 102 TFEU and beyond


Damien Gerard (Cleary Gottlieb; GCLC, College of Europe)

Pablo Ibanez Colomo (London School of Economics)

Yannis Katsoulacos (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Giorgio Monti (European University Institute)

Renato Nazzini (King’s College London)


16:40 – 17:00 Break


17:00 – 18:45 Session 4: Roundtable of Competition Authorities: Competition law in an online world and the European Digital Single Market

Chair: Ioannis Lianos (UCL, HSE, IMEDIPA)


Šarūnas Keserauskas (Lithuanian Competition Council)

Bruno Lasserre (French Competition Authority)

Lefkothea Nteka (Hellenic Competition Commission)

Jacques Steenbergen (Belgian Competition Authority)

Theodor Thanner (Austrian Competition Authority)


Day 2: Saturday, April 16th, 2016


10:00 – 11:30 Session 5: The interaction of competition law and regulation in the utilities sector with a specific focus on energy

Chair: Ioannis Kokkoris (QMUL, IGLEF, IMEDIPA)


Vassilis Karagiannis (KLC Law firm)

Nikos Keramidas (Mytilineos Group)

Sotiris Manolkidis (Regulatory Authority for Energy)

Deni Mantzari (University of Reading)

Mihalis Thomadakis (Energy consultant)


11:30 – 12:00 Break


12:00 – 13:30 Session 6 Actions for damages and the moving equilibrium of European competition law enforcement

Chair: Assimakis Komninos (White & Case LLP; UCL)


Maria Ioannidou (Queen Mary University)

Filip Kubik, (European Commission)

Dimitris Loukas (Hellenic Competition Commission)

Alexandra Mikroulea (University of Athens)

Iannis Symplis (Council of State)


13:30 Conclusions

Ioannis Kokkoris (QMUL; IGLEF; IMEDIPA)

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