Heads of the
beneficiary authorities will discuss their enforcement and training priorities
and needs with the GVH-OECD RCC staff. New features of RCC work will be
presented and discussed.
exclusive distribution systems, resale price maintenance, across platform
parity agreements and various limitations on online sales can be ambiguous with
regard to their competitive effects. This seminar will give a better understanding
of the analysis of pro- and anti-competitive effects, and will look at the
relevant case law with an emphasis on the EU experience and on e-commerce
related questions. Experts from competition authorities will introduce their
case experience and will practice the analysis of vertical sales restrictions
with the participants in hypothetical case exercises.
Day 1 - Review
2018 and Selected Competition Problems
After a review of the developments in EU competition law
in 2018, we will have a closer look at selected competition law topics. This
will cover for example judicial review, recent merger developments, e-commerce,
the ECN+ Directive, and consumer and competition issues in the digital age. Experienced
practitioners from competition authorities and from private practice will
discuss the topics with the GVH staff.
Day 2 – Trainings
for Special Groups of Staff
commitments will often be the proportionate solution to competition problems in
merger as well as abuse of dominance cases. We will explore the use of
structural and behavioural remedies and commitments. What are adequate
solutions if a structural remedy is not possible, and how can we avoid price
caps or behavioural measures that are hard to monitor and enforce? The seminar
will encourage an exchange of experiences between the participants and aims to
enrich the agencies’ remedy toolboxes with the help of expert practitioners and
in practical exercises.
New challenges in the
application of Art. 101 and 102 TFEU
In this seminar, we will look at the energy sector and will
investigate it under different angles. This will cover the
interaction between regulation and competition law in energy markets; the role of innovation in energy market
competition; issues of market definition; and merger control and abuse of
dominance cases. Experienced practitioners will present case studies and will
explain the main competition problems and recent developments.