ASCOLA South-East Europe

South-East Europe chapter of ASCOLA
(Academic Society for Competition Law)

ASCOLA South-East Europe is a regional chapter of the Academic Society for Competition Law convened by Prof. Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman, University of Zagreb-Faculty of Economics and Business and Prof. Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau, as chapter co-directors.

ASCOLA South-East Europe promotes the development and scholarly research of Competition Law on the national, supranational and international level with a special focus on the SEE jurisdictions: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia.

It facilitates legal and economic discussion of the objectives, contents and development of Competition Law in the SEE region between countries and cultures and fosters its purpose by means of conferences and other professional activities.

JOINT
ASCOLA South-East Europe
and
ASCOLA Central Europe
WEBINAR SERIES

FALL/WINTER 2021

To achieve an even broader scope in terms of speakers and audience for our webinars, we have teamed up with the ASCOLA Central Europe Chapter and its Director Prof Maciej Bernatt (University of Warsaw).

Join us!

Webinar 1

Tue, November 30, 2021, 13:00-14:00 pm (CET)

Title: POLICY REPORT: PRIORITY SETTING IN EU AND NATIONAL COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT - FOCUS ON EASTERN EUROPE

Speakers:

Kati Cseres, University of Amsterdam

Or Brook, University of Leeds


Moderator:
Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau


Professors Cseres and Brook will present findings from their "Policy Report: Priority Setting in EU and National Competition Law Enforcement", available here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3930189. For the purposes of this webinar, the particular emphasis will be on Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia).


JOINT
ASCOLA South-East Europe
and
ASCOLA Central Europe
WEBINAR SERIES

SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Webinar 2

Wed, May 26, 2021, 14:00-15:00 pm (CEST)

Title: STRENGTHENING COMPETITION AUTHORITY INDEPENDENCE: EXPERIENCES OF FORMER NCA EXECUTIVES

Moderator: Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman, University of Zagreb

Speakers:

Tihamér Tóth, former Chairman of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH)


Adam Jasser, former President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK)


Andrej Plahutnik, former Director of the Slovenian Competition Protection Office


Webinar 1

Fri, April 16, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:15 am (CET)

Title: EXPERIMENTALIST COMPETITION LAW AND THE REGULATION OF MARKETS / BOOK PRESENTATION

Moderator: Maciej Bernatt, University of Warsaw

Speakers:

Yane Svetiev, University of Sydney (author)

Krystyna Kowalik-Banczyk, Judge of the General Court of the European Union; Polish Academy of Sciences (commentator)

Damien Gerard, University of Louvain (commentator)


Video recording of the webinar available here



ASCOLA South-East Europe WEBINAR SERIES

FALL/WINTER 2020

Webinar 1

Wed Sept 30, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CET

Title: IDENTIFYING MAIN CHALLENGES TO EFFECTIVE COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT IN SOUTH-EAST EUROPE

Moderator: Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau

Speakers:

Dusan Popovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Martina Sever, Law Firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners, Slovenia

Webinar 2

Thur Oct 15, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CET

Title: COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMICS IN SOUTH-EAST EUROPE – LESSONS AND EXPERIENCES

Moderator: Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau

Speakers:

Valentin Mircea, Mircea & Associates, Romania

Srdjana Petronijevic, Schoenherr, Serbia

Zoya Todorova, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Bulgaria

Webinar 3

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 3:00-4:00 p.m. CET

Title: ANTITRUST AND POLITICS - THE US EXPERIENCE

Moderator: Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman, University of Zagreb

Speaker: Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago

The Political Misuse of Antitrust, PowerPoint presentation

Discussants:

Maciej Bernatt, University of Warsaw

Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau

The presentation is based on two papers by Professor Waller:

A) The Political Face of Antitrust https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3660946

B) The Political Misuse of Antitrust: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/the-political-misuse-of-antitrust-doing-the-right-thing-for-the-wrong-reason/

Webinar 4

Thur, Oct 29, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CET

Title: LANDMARK CASES IN SEE COUNTRIES – WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED SO FAR?

Moderator: Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman, University of Zagreb

Speakers:

Ermal Nazifi, University of Tirana, Albania

Avdylkader Mucaj, University of Prizren, Kosovo

Miro Martinović, Kvesić&Martinović, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Webinar 5

Thur, Nov 12, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CET

Title: EXPERIENCES WITH EU LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TRANSPOSING THE ECN+ DIRECTIVE IN EU MEMBER STATES

Moderator: Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau

Speakers:

Gabriela Edreva, Ernst & Young, Bulgaria

Andrej Matvoz, Slovenian Competition Protection Agency

Mirta Kapural, Agency for Protection of Market Competition, Croatia

Webinar 6

Thur, Nov 26, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CET

Title: ANTITRUST DAMAGES IN SEE COUNTRIES – EXPERIENCES AND CHALLENGES

Moderator: Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman, University of Zagreb

Speakers:

Vlatka Butorac Malnar, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Andrej Fatur, Fatur Menard Law Firm, Slovenia

Donka Stoyanova, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Bulgaria

Lucian Bozian, D&B David and Baias, Romania

Webinar 7

Thur, Dec 10, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CET

Title: COMPETITION LAW RESEARCH IN SEE – DIRECTIONS FOR LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP

Moderator: Alexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau

Speakers:

Jurgita Malinauskaite, Brunel University London

Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman, University of Zagreb

Dijana Markovic Bajalovic, University of East Sarajevo

Registration link for the webinar series

Contact:

ascola.see.chapter@gmail.com


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