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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
The Central Eastern European region is frequently cited as an area of opportunity and growth. With yet unrealized potential and with the aggregate population of 125 million inhabitants it is not surprisingly on the radar of many corporations operating globally. The common denominator for each of the jurisdictions in the CEE region is that they have transformed from centralized (socialistic) economies to market economies. In line with this, all of them have also adopted competition laws and have established competition regulators. A number of countries are already EU member states, some have advanced in the EU accession process and some are further on the list to accede. EU competition law is frequently a source of inspiration for local competition laws, but there are also notable differences in how competition law has developed and been applied in the transition economies.
Please join us for an interesting discussion in which competition law experts from CEE countries will debate recent developments in competition law and enforcement practice, and their implications for legal practice in jurisdictions across the CEE region. The discussion will address developments in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia.
Main topics include:
*Participants in the debate will also include practitioners of local law firms from CEE jurisdictions not represented on the panel. (Boga & Associates from Albania, bpv Jádi Németh from Hungary, bpv Braun Partners from Czech Republic, bpv Gigorescu Ştefănică from Romania, Cukic & Markov Law Firm from Macedonia, Jadek & Pensa from Slovenia, Prica & Partners from Serbia and Law Office Zahirovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina).