Thursday, January 26, 2017

Clasf workshop Warsaw 28 April 2017, “Reform of Regulation 1/2003 –Effectiveness of the NCAs and Beyond

The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies at the University of Warsaw (CARS)

Workshop-“Reform of Regulation 1/2003 –Effectiveness of the NCAs and Beyond”

At the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, Szturmowa 1/3 (Warsaw, Poland) on Friday 28th April 2017

Mandatory prior registration by 9th April at



09:30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00: Introduction: Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF), Prof Alojzy Z. Nowak, Dean / Dr Maciej Bernatt (CARS)

10.10-10.45 Keynote Speaker TBC

10.45-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.15 NCAs: Design and Context- Chair: Prof Andreas Stephan, UEA

Miguel Sousa Ferro, Institutional Design of National Competition Authorities: EU Requirements, University of Lisbon Law School

Katalin Cseres, Functioning of the European Competition Network: The problem of accountability University of Amsterdam

Marek Martyniszyn, Maciej Bernatt, Embracing and Nurturing the Free Market: Lessons from Poland through the Lens of Competition Law and Policy, Queen’s University, Belfast and Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, University of Warsaw

12.15-13:30 NCAs Institutional Setting and Relation with Courts:- Chair: TBC

Annalies Outhuijse, Effective national enforcement of the prohibition of anti-competitive agreements University of Groningen

Maciej Bernatt, Judicial Review of NCAs decisions – a case of Central-Eastern Europe; Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, University of Warsaw

Francisco Marcos, Disagreements in competition: dissenting opinions in competition authorities, IE Law School

13:30-14:30 LUNCH

14:30- 15.45 NCAs toolbox:- Chair: Prof. Doris Hildebrand

Evi Mattioli, Tim Bruyninckx, Why NCAs do not enforce EU competition law extraterritorially: A view from the perspective of agency theory KU Leuven and EUI

Carsten Koenig, The imposition of “follow-on penalties” on managers and employees?, University of Goettingen

Eva Lachnit, Individual Guidance: Effective Tool or Enforcer’s Nightmare? Utrecht University

15.45-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:15 Due Process, Proportionality and Independence:- Chair: TBC

Maciej Bernatt, Marco Botta, Alexandr Svetlicinii, The European Inquisition is not too Bad; The Application of the Right of Defense by the European Commission and the Competition Authorities of the New EU Member States CARS, Warsaw; Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and University of Macau

Antonio Robles, Effectiveness, Proportionality And Deterrence under Spanish Competition Law Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, Streamlining NCA independence in reforming Regulation 1/2003: time to take incongruent accountability realities (more) seriously? University of Liège

17:15-17:30 Closing Address TBC

17:30 Closing remarks: Prof Stanisław Piątek (CARS), Prof Barry Rodger (CLaSF)

17.45 Taxis to Central Warsaw for bar/restaurant for speakers and participants

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