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Summer School

CONCORDIA - EU network to promote training courses for national judges.
Identification and sharing of best practices in the judicial cooperation
and to encourage the proper application of EC competition law.


SUMMER SCHOOL: “Public and private antitrust enforcement. Discipline and practice.”

Rome, 16 – 19 June 2010

16 June 2010 - Venue: Padri Pallottini, Via G. Ferrari 1, Rome
  9:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Carlo Rienzi (CODACONS), Marco Ramadori (CODACONS), Gianluca Di Ascenzo (CODACONS), Dolores Forgione (ISES)
"Welcome address and introduction"
10:30 - 11:00 Carmine Falanga (ISES)
"Presentation of the project and of the Civil Justice Programme"
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break and participants socialization 
11:30 - 13:00 Zuzana Sabova (Antimonopoly Office of Slovak Republic)
"Introduction to EC Competition Law":
• The objectives of EC Competition Law
• An introduction to Art. 81 and Art. 82 of the EC Treaty
• An introduction to EC merger
"Introduction to EC Competition Law, the basic concepts":
• The relevant markets
• Market power
• Horizontal/vertical relationships
• Restrictive agreements
• Dominance
• Abuse
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch at the restaurant "Caffè Mazzini"
14:30 - 15:15 Marco Ramadori (CODACONS)
"Brief statements by the country representatives"
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break and participants socialization 
15:45 - 16:30 Marco Ramadori (CODACONS)
"Brief statements by the country representatives"
16:30 - 17:30 Q&A Time
Comment and General discussion
20:00
Gala dinner at the restaurant "Terno Secco"

 

17 June 2010 - Venue: "Auditorium of the Competition and Market Authority"
Piazza Verdi 6/a, Rome

  9:30 - 13:00

Consumer Collective Redress
"Intervention of Mr. Antonio Catricalà (President of the Italian Competition and Market Authority)"

13:00 - 14:30
 Lunch at the AGCM
 14:30 - 15:00
Marco Ramadori (CODACONS)
"Class actions. Test cases under the italian law".
15:00 - 15:30

Boris Filemon (Regional Court Brno)
"Article 81: principles, practical examples and infringements":
• General principles, article 81(1) and 81(3) – what they mean
• Practical examples of infringing agreements and practices – cartels and others
• Consequences of infringements – fines, void agreements, civil damages
• Enforcement in the European competition network

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break and participants socialization
15:45 - 16:15 Raffaella Canal (European College of Parma Foundation)
"Art. 82 – Key principles and recent decisions and case-studies":
• Dominance
 – Market power versus market share
 – Dynamic and innovation markets: how different are they?
 – Collective dominance
• Examples of abuse
 – Does your behaviour infringe?
 – The special responsibility
 – Objective justification
 – Abuse versus legitimate competition
 – Pricing: do’s and don’ts
 – Tying versus bundling
 – Refusal to supply
 – Regulatory abuse
16:15 - 16:45 Silvia Viksinina (Piak Latvia)
"The European Commission's Art. 82 Enforcement Priorities"
16:45 - 17:15 Q&A Time
Comment and General discussion
 

 
18 June 2010 - Venue: "Italian Representation of the European Commission"
Sala delle Bandiere - Via IV Novembre, 149


 9:30 - 10:45 Erika Lovasova (Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic)
"Horizontal agreements – dealing with your competitors":
• Introduction to horizontal agreements, what they are and why they are a concern
• When you should worry
• What you should worry about
• How to avoid problems
• Overview of:
 – The EU Guidelines
 – The EU Block Exemptions (R&D and specialisation)
"Applying Art. 81 and Vertical agreements block exemptions":
• A thorough introduction to the block exemption,
• Article 81 and vertical agreements
 – Definitions of vertical agreements
 – Why they are a concern
 – When agreements are protected
 – Analysis of the vertical guidelines
 – The Block Exemption
10:45 - 11:00 Q&A
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break and participants socialization

11:30 - 12:15

Elena Zavanella (Lawyer)
"Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights"
• Licence and settlement agreements and the application of Article 81
• Why IP rights are treated differently
• How Article 81 applies to IP agreements
• Provision of the technology transfer block exemption
• The technology transfer guidelines
• Why settlement agreements are treated differently from licences

12:15 - 13:00

Luciano Vasques (Lawyer)
"Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights in the Pharmaceutical sector"
 

13:00 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 15:15 Anna Clementi (Lawyer)
"Antitrust and Consumer protection in bancking and financial services"
15:15 - 15:30

Coffee Break and participants socialization

15:30 - 16:15

Gianluca Di Ascenzo (CODACONS)
"Public and Private enforcement
"

16:15 - 17:15 Q&A Time
Comment and General discussion
 


19 June 2010 - Venue: Palazzo Valentini,
Sala Mons. Di Liegro, Via IV Novembre 119/a


 9:30 - 10:45 Patrícia Miskolczyová (Judr Okresný súd Košice Slovak Rep)
"Trends in European anti-trust law on sanctions for infringements":
• First cases under the new guidelines of fines
• Experiences with recent amendments to the leniency notice
• Suggestions to adopt direct settlements
10:15 - 11:00
Silvio Santacroce (Senior Manager PWC TLS)
"State Aid/State Measures Restricting Competition":
• Definition of state aid, presentation of articles 87 to 89
• Criteria of the illegal aid
• Exceptions and exemptions
• Notification to the EU Commission
• Procedure for approval
• Intervention of third parties in state aid procedures
• Role of national courts
• Recovery of the aid

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break and participants socialization
11:30 - 12:15
Giuseppe Cricenti (Rome Court)
"Class action and Corporate Social Responsability"
12:15 - 13:00

Presentation of the results of the Summer School
Summer School Close
Greetings

   
   
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