Mircea and Partners Organizes the roundtable Profesioniștii Concurenței – Recent Competition Cases
NH Bucharest Conference Centre
23 April 2015, 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
This seminar will discuss the latest decisions adopted by the European Court of Justice and the Romanian courts in competition cases!
Lecturer: Valentin Mircea, PhD, Senior Partner in MIRCEA ȘI ASOCIAȚII
1. ECJ Judgment of 11 September 2014 in the Groupement de Cartes Bancaires. Case.
The European Court of Justice issued what it seems to be a milestone judgment on the so-feared infringements by object of the prohibition of the anti-competitive agreements and practices by further elaborating on what ‘infringement by object’ itself actually means and the indication of the standard of proof for the public authority.
2. EU General Court Judgment of 12 June 204 in the Intel case
This judgment is of paramount importance because in this case the European qualifies the loyalty discounts granted by a dominant undertaking to be infringements by object of the prohibition of the abuse of dominant position.
3. Romanian case law regarding the protection of communications between the investigated undertaking and its attorney provided by Article 36 paragraphs (8)-(10) of the Competition Law no. 21/1996
The protection of the communications between the attorney and the client (sometimes referred to as the ‘legal privilege’), a legal concept of relatively recent date, raises various issues of scope that have been already clarified by the Romanian case law.REGISTRATION FORM