Topic 2 - programme

FIDE-Congress 2016

Topic 2

PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTIVE REDRESS

IN EUROPEAN COMPETITION LAW

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SUGGESTED SUBTOPICS:

1st Session: Thursday 19 May 2016 14:30-16:00

LIABILITY FOR INFRINGEMENTS OF COMPETITION LAW

UNDER PRIVATE LAW

-         Function and Scope of Private Remedies

-         Concept of Directive 2014/104/EU and its Relation to Primary Law

-         Liability of an “Economic Unit” under Private Law?

-         Joint and Several Liability

-         Liability of Small and Medium Enterprises and Immunity Recipients

-         Recovery of Contribution from Co-Infringers

Moderator: Ms.Ulla Neergaard, Professor at the University of Copenhagen

2nd Session: Thursday, 19 May 2016, 16:30-18:00

DAMAGES, CAUSALITY, CULPABILITY

-         Harm

-         Passing-On-Defence

-         Quantification of Damages

-         Punitive Damages

-         Causality

-         Culpability

Moderator: Ms.Ulla Neergaard, Professor at the University of Copenhagen

3rd Session: Friday, 20 May 2016, 9:30-11:00

PROCEDURE

-         Evidentiary Effect of Infringement Findings of NCAs

-         Limitation Periods

-         Burden of Proof (Direct Purchasers, Indirect Purchasers, Infringers)

-         Impact of a Cross-Border Element

-         Mechanisms to Avoid Inconsistent Judgements

Moderator: Mr.Tihamér Tóth, Professor at Pázmány Péter University Budapest

4th Session: Friday, 20 May 2016, 11:30-13:00

COLLECTIVE REDRESS

-         Forms of Collective Redress

-         Opt-In/Opt-Out-Alternative

-         Dissemination of Information

-         Legal Standing

-         Funding

-         Protection Against Unnecessary or Abusive Litigation

-         Alternatives to Collective Redress

Moderator: Mr.Tihamér Tóth, Professor at Pazmány Péter University Budapest

5th      Session: Friday, 20 May 2016, 14:30-16:00

DISCLOSURE AND CONFIDENTIALITY

-         Court Orders for Disclosure

-         Inter-Partes Disclosure

-         Third-Party Disclosure

-         Disclosure of Evidence Included in the Files of a Competition Authority

-         Confidential Information

-         Protection of Confidential Information

Moderator: Mr.Luis Ortez Blanco, Professor at Complutense University Madrid

6th Session: Friday, 20 May 2016, 16:30-17:30

INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION

-         Cooperation between Courts and Competition Authorities

-         Requests by Civil Courts

-         Amicus Curiae Interventions

-         Judicial Capacity in the Member States

-         Preliminary Reference Procedure

-         Consensual Dispute Resolution

Moderator: Mr.Luis Ortez Blanco, Professor at Complutense University Madrid