Regulatory boards and other state supported anti-competitive agreements, OTKA workshop

Regulatory boards and other state supported anti-competitive agreements, OTKA workshop

June 3rd 2016

Cartels belong to the most serious infringements in competition law. Higher prices, the restraint of development and restricted output of products are not only harmful to consumers, but also erode the freedom of doing business in the market. Agreements restricting competition which are supported by the State raise numerous issues. The impact of these agreements is usually nationwide, and it is a challenge to insure that professional interests and those of the public are fairly balanced.

The aim of our international workshop is to elaborate on how EU law regulates State supported competition restrictions and bodies vested with regulatory functions, trying to navigate between the protection of consumer welfare and various other public policy aims.

 

Program

9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30 Welcome by Tihamér Tóth (PPKE Faculty of Law and Political Sciences)

FIRST PANEL: EU law principles on State related cartels

SECOND PANEL: Cases on government induced cartels

Coffee break

THIRD PANEL: Cases on regulatory board

FOURTH PANEL: What role for non-consumer welfare related arguments

13.00 Salad and sandwich lunch

 

Speakers

Wouter Devroe (KU Leuven)

Kerem Cem Sanli (Bilgi Üniversitesi)

Philipp Fabbio (Università di Roma)

Tihamér Tóth (PPKE Faculty of Law and Political Sciences)

 

Venue

Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Budapest Szentkiráyi u. 28.

Council Room

 

Contact Information

ADRESS: 1088 Budapest, Szentkirályi u. 28.

E-MAIL:

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY! REGISTER HERE!

The event is supported by OTKA project No.109414.

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