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Competition Law Workshop: Upcoming legislative changes and practical questions in relation to antitrust damages actions (Budapest)

CMS Budapest YBL Palace Károlyi utca 12 1053 Budapest Hungary

Past event
01 March 2016, 09:00 - 11:30

CMS Budapest kindly invites you and your colleagues to the next workshop organised by the CMS Budapest Competition team where we will discuss the upcoming legislative changes in relation to antitrust damages litigation and we will also go into details about the most important practical issues in this area, as follows:

  • When and how may damages occur in relation to antitrust infringements?
  • Who is entitled to sue for such damages?
  • Is the establishment of an antitrust infringement a necessary precondition to starting an antitrust damages litigation?
  • How does the EU and national legislative framework facilitate these actions? What kind of legislative changes are in the pipeline for 2016?
  • What kind of evidence may be used in court?
  • How can we draw up the most efficient litigation strategy?
  • How can the claimants have access to the relevant documents?
  • How much compensation may be claimed?
  • When and why it is worth to involve an economist expert?
  • The role of economics in quantification of anti-trust damages


8:30 Registration (breakfast and networking)

9:00 Welcome and opening words, Dóra Petrányi (Partner, Head of the CMS Budapest Competition Team)

9:15 The EU and national legal framework on antitrust damages litigation and the upcoming changes

The EU Antitrust Damages Actions Directive: towards a more unified regulatory background for antitrust damages claims, Helena Penovski (European Commission, DG Competition)

The Implementation of the EU Antitrust Damages Actions Directive: upcoming changes in Hungary, József Zavodnyik (Competition, Consumer Protection and IP Department, Ministry of Justice, Budapest)

9:45 Coffee break and networking

10:00 Antitrust damages litigation through the lawyers' and the economists' eyes

Practical questions in relation to competition damages claims: an insight to disclosure, evidencing and litigation strategies, Tim Reher (Partner, Head of Competition, CMS Hamburg)

The role of economics in the quantification of anti-trust damages, Vitaly Pruzhansky (RBB Economics, Brussels)

10:45 Roundtable discussion and questions

  • Expected changes in Hungary: what does the implementation of the EU Directive bring to the market players' day-to-day life?
  • How can the market players be prepared? Can we assess the exposure in advance?
  • Are certain sectors more seriously affected than others?
  • How can legal and economist experts assist in the most effective way?
  • How can damages claims be substantiated and be tackled?
    Moderators: Nóra Jekkel and Szabolcs Szendrő (CMS Budapest Competition Team)

11:15 Closing remarks


Dóra Petrányi, Nóra Jekkel, Szabolcs Szendrő, Tim Reher (CMS Hamburg), Helena Penovski (European Commission, DG Competition), József Zavodnyik (Competition, Consumer Protection and IP Department, Ministry of Justice, Budapest), Vitaly Pruzhansky (RBB Economics, Brussels)

The presentation will be held in English. Please note that attending this event is free of charge, however places are limited and registration is on a first come first served basis.


Dóra Petrányi
Nóra Jekkel
Tim Reher
Dr. Tim Reher, M.Jur. (Oxford)