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Zsófia Tari


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Magyarországi Fióktelepe
YBL Palace
Károlyi utca 12
1053 Budapest
Languages Hungarian, English, German

Zsófia Tari is an associate of Competition Team at CMS Budapest. Before joining CMS she worked at the Hungarian Competition Authority for more than 8 years in different positions, of which last was acting deputy head of the Antitrust Section. She deepened her competition law expertise when she worked for the Competition Division of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 2011-2013.

Zsófia has extensive experience in cartels and other horizontal agreements, vertical agreements, abuse of dominant position cases and mergers. She led in-depth investigations and actively contributed to legislative measures. Besides the competition supervision procedures she has worked on several projects and sector inquiries e.g. online markets, motor vehicle sector, fuel market.

She acted as a speaker on different conferences and seminars in the area of competition law. She was an active member of the European Competition Network (ECN) in the Online Sales as well as in the Vertical Restrains Subgroups between 2013-2016.

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Relevant experience

  • Antitrust investigations: as a senior case handler she managed cartel investigations against companies in the construction and agriculture sector; investigation on vertical agreements against the major book sellers, health care companies. As an Associate she participated, among other, in the defence of a health care company and a commercial bank against price fixing investigation and helped a major participant of healthcare sector on designing its distribution setup.
  • Merger and Acquisition control: as a case handler she investigated mergers in the motor vehicle sector. As a legal advisor she participated in notifications and preliminary competition analyses both form seller and buyer side.
  • State aid procedures: participated in preliminary State aid analysis in the financial and in the transport sector.
  • Consumer protection: participated in the defence of consumer protection cases for a leading telecommunication, aviation and online booking companies.
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  • 2006 - Doctor of Law, Pázmány Péter Catholic University
  • 2006 - Competition law studies, University of Aarhus
  • 2004 - Comparative law studies, University of Strasbourg 
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  • Competition or environmental protection: Is it necessary to choose?, Iustum Aequm Salutare, volume VI. issue 2010/4. p. 277-283
  • Arbitration and Competition Law, Versenytükör, volume VIII. issue 1. p. 16-24
  • The possible revision of the Sherman Act, Versenytükör, volume III. issue. 1. p. 23.
  • The principle of proportionality in relation to the commitment proceedings, Versenytükör, volume III. issue. 3. p. 27-28.
  • The theory of contestable markets, Hungarian Competition Law Research Centre, Study papers, issue 2010/1. (www.versenyjog.com)
  • West, Jeremy K. and Tari, Zsofia, Competition and Poverty Reduction (February 8, 2013) Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), 2013 Global Forum on Competition. SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2220733 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2220733
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Lectures list

2015 - Speaker - IIR – Forum of Legal Counsels, Budapest: Dawn raids 

  • 2015 - Speaker - IIR – Forum of Legal Counsels, 2015 Budapest: Corporate specific changes of the competition act, Meetings with competitors: practical advises for compliance
  • 2013 - Speaker - OECD Regional Centre, Budapest: Judge Seminar: Information exchange, resale price maintenance (RPM), exclusivity
  • 2013 - Speaker GVH – Competition Day, Budapest: Competition and poverty reduction
  • Speaker - St.Martin’s Conference, Brno: Digital Economy - Sector Inquiry on the online hotel booking market
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