The Competition Law Research Centre was established in 2006 at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. It is one of the prime research centres at the university's law faculty and was one the first of its kind in the CEE region.
Director of the Competition Law Research Center and Associate Professor of Law and Political Science at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, where he teaches competition law & policy and European Union law. He obtained his law degree at PPKE JÁK, then obtained postgraduate diploma in European law at the University of Cambridge, competition law at King's College London, and an LL.M. in Competition Law degree at the latter institution. Pál is the program director of the PPKE JÁK competition law specialist training, the author of numerous domestic and foreign publications.
The project contributes to deepening and widening of EU related courses taught at the second largest law faculty of Hungary. The mix of compulsory and elective lectures and seminars will increase students' knowledge of EU policies, most notably in relation to free competition, consumer protection and migration law.
Dr. Tihamér Tóth, Ph.D.
President of the Scientific Council
Tihamér Tóth teaches competition law, consumer protection law and the law of public administrative sanctions at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest. He is also the Faculty's deputy dean responsible for international relations. He has taught competition law courses as an invited lecturer at the University of Notre Dame, Loyola University Chicago, Catholic University of Leuven and Catholic University of Lyon. In cooperation with his colleague Pál Szilágyi, Tihamér managed various Hungarian and EU research projects. In 2019, Jean Monnet was appointed president of the EU Commission. With the help of several co-authors, he writes three manuals on the subject of Hungarian and EU competition law.
As a lawyer, he leads the competition and antitrust practice group in Dentons' Budapest office. As a practicing specialist, he primarily focuses on advising international businesses, covering almost the entire spectrum of Hungarian and European competition and antitrust law, such as unfair competition cases, merger approvals, cartel proceedings and state subsidies. He has been classified (awarded?) as a "Premier Practitioner" by Chambers Europe in the area of "Competition/Antitrust".
He obtained his law degree in 1994 and his PhD degree in 2011 at the University of Szeged. He is the chairman of the Scientific Council of the Competition Law Research Center and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Competition Law Association. Tihamér was the chairman of the Competition Council of the Economic Competition Authority (GVH). He has more than 15 years of experience in government work at the European Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hungarian Competition Authority.
Currently he is Judge at the General Court of the European Union.