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Claiming damages for antitrust practices: re-booting the competition game? Conference on the practical implementation of the new EU Directive on antitrust damages actions in Romania

Date: 05/06/2015

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 include:
• 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
• Consensual settlement

Agenda:
• 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:

o Luke Haasbeek, Policy Officer, Private Enforcement Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
o Loredana Criveanu, Director, Legal Directorate, Competition Council
o 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
o Cristina Guseth, Director, Freedom House Romania
o Mihaela Cocan, Attorney-at-Law, Association for Consumer Protection of Romania
o Edmon Oude Elferink, Partner, CMS Derks Star Busmann N.V., the Netherlands, CMS EU Law Office (Brussels)

o 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 by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you for this interesting event.



Kind regards,


Gabriel Sidere
Managing Partner


CMS Romania Horea Popescu
Partner, Head of Competition
CMS Romania

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