Claiming damages for antitrust practices: re-booting the competition game? (Bucharest)
Conference on the practical implementation of the new EU Directive on antitrust damages actions in Romania
Crowne Plaza Hotel Poligrafiei 1 Bucharest013704 RomaniaBucharest Romania
CMS Romania in collaboration with the Competition Council of Romania is delighted to invite you to a conference on The New EU Antitrust Damages Actions Directive on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Bucharest.
The event aims to be a platform for debate on the practical impact that the introduction of the new Directive in Romania will bring about for the victims of antitrust practices and for the companies accused of such practices.
Key discussion topics
Pros and cons of recourse to courts versus administrative enforcement by competition authorities
Practice of antitrust damages actions in Romania and the EU – highlights of relevant case-law
Quantifying the harm and burden of proof
Time constraints in bringing antitrust damages actions
9.30-10.00 Coffee and registration
10.00-10.10 Welcome and introduction, Gabriel Sidere, Managing Partner, CMS Romania
10.10-10.30 Keynote speech, Bogdan Chiriţoiu, President, Competition Council, Romania
10.30-11.10 Speech, Introducing the Damages Actions Directive, Luke Haasbeek, Policy Officer, Private Enforcement Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
11.10-12.50 Panel discussion:
Luke Haasbeek, Policy Officer, Private Enforcement Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
Loredana Criveanu, Director, Legal Directorate, Competition Council
Natalia Roman, Judge at the Mureş Commercial Tribunal, President of the Romanian National Union of Judges, member of the Consultative College of the Competition Council
Cristina Guseth, Director, Freedom House Romania
Mihaela Cocan, Attorney-at-Law, Association for Consumer Protection of Romania
Edmon Oude Elferink, Partner, CMS Derks Star Busmann N.V., the Netherlands, CMS EU Law Office (Brussels)
Moderator: Alexandrina Dospinescu, Senior Competition Associate, CMS Romania
12.50-13.00 Conclusions and closing remarks, Alexandrina Dospinescu, Senior Competition Associate, CMS Romania
13.00-14.00 Lunch and networking
Participation is open to all those interested in the subject and is free of charge. If you wish to attend this conference, please register by 5 May 2015.
Romanian/English translation will be available.