Δευτέρα, 9 Μαΐου 2011

5th International Conference on Competition Law and Policy

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, Athens

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)

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, Maastrich

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 Loukas, Hellenic Competition Commission

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 : info.imedipa@gmail.com