JUDGES ARE INVITED TO SEMINARS ON EU COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT
After transposing the Antitrust Damages Actions Directive into national law, there has been an increase in the number of antitrust damage cases. Seeking to provide an opportunity for national judges to deepen their knowledge in the enforcement of the European competition law, Konkurencijos taryba is carrying out the project funded by the European Commission. By fostering a common legal and judicial culture, the project aims to ensure a consistent and coherent application of the EU competition law by national courts.
On 6–7 April Konkurencijos taryba organizes a seminar “Main Provisions of Competition Law: Article 101 and 102 TFEU” focusing on anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance. The seminar on individual forms of cartels, abuse of dominant position and vertical restraints, specific problems in defining markets, evaluation of evidence and other issues relevant to the judges will be conducted by Richard Whish WC (Hon), Emeritus Professor of Law at King‘s College London, also author of books on competition law and policy, and Ian Forrester QC, Judge at the General Court of the EU.
On 15 May a seminar “Rules on Damages in Competition Law Cases” on access to and evaluation of evidence, the role of judges and other features of quantification of damages will be continued by Till Schreiber and Jakob Rüggeberg, two acknowledged representatives of the company Cartel Damage Claims.
The seminars are indented exclusively for national judges, including apprentice national judges and other administrative court staff dealing with competition law cases, from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and Finland.
Programme of 6–7 April.
Programme of 15 May.
The seminars are funded by the European Union.