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29 September 2020
Warsaw, Poland

Competition Law Central & Eastern Europe

A unique event bringing together competition lawyers from across Central & Eastern Europe. Find practical strategies to address the specific competition law challenges in the region and make lasting connections with your peers.

Created by the Advanced EU Competition Law team.

COVID-19 UPDATE


We're looking forward to welcoming our attendees, sponsors and speakers to the Competition Law CEE conference this September in Warsaw.

Our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues, and there are always measures in place at our venues to safeguard your health and safety. There are extra measures in place for 2020 in light of developments with COVID-19.

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Key Themes Covered in 2020 Include:

Join the premier forum for competition lawyers from across Central & Eastern Europe to help you refine your competition law strategies in light of current case law and policy developments. This unique event brings together in-house counsel from major corporates, representatives from the EU Commission and regional competition authorities as well as leading competition lawyers and economists to ensure that we have it covered from every angle.

Authorities’ Perspectives

Hear directly from the European Commission on harmonisation of competition law in the region including how ECN+ is being implemented in the region. Then join the NCAs' roundtable to discuss current enforcement priorities as well as how the authorities are cooperating and sharing best practice across Central & Eastern Europe.   


Merger Control

This is your guide to procedural requirements for merger control in the region. Review how the authorities are approaching lack of appropriate notifications, false information and gun jumping by examining what lessons can be learnt from recent mergers as well as policy developments including politicisation of merger control and vertical mergers.   

Vertical Restraints & Distribution

Examine where we are now with the Commission's review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and what practical problems platforms and e-commerce are causing for competition law. During this session, delivered by in-house lawyers you will have an opportunity to examine recent RPM cases and analyse the dos and don't of vertical restraints. 

Cartels, Bid Rigging & Tendering

Review recent cartels, bid rigging and tendering cases and analyse what sanctions the authorities are imposing. Discuss what is and isn't permissible in horizontal agreements and how AI can be used in algorithmic cartels including how the authorities are approaching them.


Private Enforcement

How is private enforcement developing in the region after the implementation of the Damages Directive? Discuss practical strategies whether you are a claimant or a defendant including choice of forum,  limitation periods, calculation of damages and options for litigation funding. 

Compliance, Dawn Raids & Whistleblowers

Session for in-house counsel, delivered by in-house counsel! How are companies managing and minimising risk? What does a successful compliance programme look like and how best to implement it?  How do the authorities view compliance programmes? How to survive a dawn raid? Discuss best strategies to address these issues with fellow in-house lawyers.


COMPETITION LAW CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE IN NUMBERS

30+
Eminent speakers from across the competition law world - hear from top legal minds
10
Countries represented on our diverse speaker panel: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Serbia and EU perspectives
1
Unique day bringing together practical experiences from across the region

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