Fifth Annual Conference on Competition Enforcement in the CEE Member States

 21st of February 2014, Bratislava

The golden sponsor of the event is Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o. HHP logo invers

The event is also sponsored by: Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.  allenovery large 

and the University of St. Gallen - Executive M.B.L.-HSG  MBL Logo eng

This year the annual conference concentrating on competition policy in the Member States in the CEE region is going to be organised in Bratislava. The conference is co-organised by the Hungarian Competition Law Research Centre, Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation (University of Reading) and sponsors this year: Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o (golden sponsor) and Allen and Overy. The Advisory Committee of the conference consists of Dr. Pal Szilagyi, and Professor Ioannis Kokkoris.

This conference is following from last time in Budapest, and the years before in Warsaw, Brno and Budapest. Countries that acceded to the European Union in the 21st century have long history with competition law. Most of these countries also represent smaller, open market economies, which have faced a rapid privatisation process. Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary have also endured several common historical events that make them face similar market situations and problems.

The conferences in previous years have involved leading practitioners, academics and public officials from several countries (see the programs: Budapest, Warsaw, Brno and Budapest). With this year's program we follow this tradition.