JANUARY 24-25, 2022


Venue: Charles University - Faculty of Law,
náměstí Curieových 901/7, Prague 1

hybrid format[1]



January 24th

9:30-10:30 Registration of participants, morning refreshments
(entrance hall and atrium)


10:30-13:30 Opening, keynote and VIP speakers´panel (room 100)

Dean’s address on behalf of the Faculty of Law, the conference organizers and the Charles University's Cooperatio research programme – research area Law


Keynote speech: Margrethe Vestager (the Executive Vice-President
and the Commissioner for Competition of the European Commission)


VIP panel

Petr Mlsna (Chairman, Czech Office for the Protection of Competition) Universal competition rules in a globalised, post-covid and green world:
will the explosion of exemptions and protectionism destroy our own competitiveness?


Brief technical break


Jan M. Passer (Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union)
Some developments in procedural aspects of EU antitrust case law: Traditional principles facing new technologies

David Petrlík (Judge at the General Court of the European Union)
Recent developments in EU antitrust case law: New technologies facing traditional principles

Agustín Reyna (Director, Legal and Economic Affairs, BEUC Brussels)
How to ensure consumers get a fair share of the benefits of the digital economy?


Lunch break, buffet (atrium) 13:30-14:30


Afternoon panels 14:30-18:30

I. Competition Law and Digital Markets (room 100)

  • Kathryn McMahon (University of Warwick, School of Law) Intermediation Power, Aftermarkets and Mobile Ecosystems: The Apple App Store Litigation
  • Beata Mäihäniemi (University of Helsinki, Legal Tech Lab) Attention being Bought and Sold by Online Platforms. User´s self-Determination in Governing Own Data
    as a Dimension of Consumer Welfare in Antitrust
  • Ana Pošćić, Adrijana Martinović (University of Rijeka, Department of European Public Law) On the Use of Abuse of Big Data in Competitive Markets – Possible Challenges for Competition Law
  • Monika Woźniak-Cichuta (University of Warsaw, Chair of European Law)
    Teleological Perspective of EU Merger Control and its Interplay with Killer Acquisitions on Digital Markets
  • Jaroslav Denemark (Charles University Prague, Department of European Law)
    Google, Antitrust and Digital Market Act: Is There New Hope
    for the AdTech Market?
  • Lisanne M. F. Hummel (Utrecht University, Law Economics and Governance) Dominant Positions of Dominant Designs? Innovation and the Power of Big tech Companies
  • Linda Holková Lubyová (Charles University Prague, Department of European Law) Digital Markets Act: A Fair Framework for the Online World?
  • Miroslav Jakab (Charles University Prague, Department of European Law)
    On the Benefits and Limitations of a Behaviourally Informed Regulatory
    Framework for Digital Markets
  • Kristýna Menzelová (Charles University Prague, Department of Labour and Social Security Law) The Recent EU Antitrust Regulation of Digital Platforms,
    its Enforcement and Pressure from below
  • Tomáš Ochodek (Charles University Prague, Department of European Law) Platforms and Protocols: Can Competition Law help The De-centralization of Social Media Platforms?


II. National experience and inspiration for European competition law (220/all presentations online)

  • Peter Thyri (University of Vienna, Department of European, International and Comparative Law ) The Austrian Antitrust Law reform
  • María Campo Comba (Erasmus University Rotterdam, International and European Union Law Department) EU Competition Law and Sustainability: Key Aspects from the Dutch ACM Draft Guidelines towards a unified EU Approach
  • Kanita Imamović-Čizmić (Faculty of law University of Sarajevo)
    Efficiency of Public Enforcement of Competition law in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Magdalena Sitek (Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów-Warsaw), Bronisław Sitek (SWPS University of Social Science and Humanities in Warsaw) Restriction on the use of public procurement in a pandemic caused by Covid-19. Polish solutions in relation with the background of Directive 2014/24 / EU
  • Alexandr Svetlicinii (University of Macau, Department of Global Legal Studies) Ownership -Neutral or Ownership-Blind? The Case of Polish State-Owned Enterprises in EU Merger Control
  • Barbara Dufková (Charles University Prague, Department of European Law)
    What can EU learn from the Chinese Anti-monopoly Guidelines for
    the Platform Economy?
  • Maryna Pysareva (independent researcher, Prague) The Monopoly of PVZP
    on Travel Medical Insurance for Foreigners in the Czech Republic


Reception for the conference participants (atrium) 18:30-20:00


January 25th

Morning panels 9:30-13:30

III. Issues in Competition Law Enforcement (room 103)

  • Marek Martyniszyn (Queen’s University Belfast, School of Law)
    Minding its own Markets in a Transnational World? Extraterritoriality
    in EU Competition Law
  • Richard Macko (Charles University Prague, Department of Civil Law, Allen & Overy law firm) Bending Traditional Private International Law towards More Favourable Private Enforcement
  • Michal Petr (Palacky University Olomouc, Department of International and European Law) Again on ne bis in idem: Do We Need to Rethink our Approach?
  • Jan Měkota (Rowan Legal law firm) Concurrent Enforcement of DMA
    and Competition Law and non bis in idem Principle
  • Hynek Brom (Charles University Prague, Department of Administrative Law and Administrative Science) National Competition Authorities´ Inspections
    and Legal Certainty
  • Łukasz Stępkowski (University of Opole, Chair of Commercial and Financial Law) Judicial Review of Commission Decisions in Antitrust and Stated Aid Cases:
    C-160/19 P
    Commune di Milano and Beyond
  • Filip Novotný, Kateřina Novotná (Masaryk University Brno, Department
    of Environmental Law and Land Law, Department of International and European Law) Antitrust Limitation Periods in the Czech Republic in the Light
    of recent CJEU case-law
  • Tereza Vaňkátová (University of Economics Prague)
    Are the Fines Imposed to Cartel Participants in the Czech Republic Optimal?
  • Jan Metelka (Charles University Prague, Department of  Commercial Law)
    Decision-making on the Authorization of Mergers of Competitors


IV. Theory, core values and guiding principles of competition protection (room 120)

  • Josef Bejček (Masaryk University Brno, Department of Commercial Law)
    Antitrust Response to the Conflict of Goals in the Disarray of Some Current Trends
  • Ondrej Blažo (Comenius University Bratislava, Institute of European Law)
    Bypassing Competition Law, Bypassing through Competition Law
  • Robert Pelikán (Charles University Prague, Department of Commercial Law, Wolf Theiss law firm) Concept of Undertaking in the Light of Contemporary Economy
  • Isaure d´Estaintot (European University Institute Fiesole, Law Department)
    Increasing European Antitrust Capabilities towards Workers´ Welfare
    – a Comparative Law Perspective
  • Iwona Florek (Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów-Warsaw) Antitrust and Protection of Workers
  • Bartłomiej Mikolaj Gawrecki (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań)
    The Interpenetration of the Branches of Public Law and Private Law on the Example of Illegal State Aid to Sports Clubs
  • Daria Kostecka-Jurczyk (University of Wroclaw, Faculty of Law, Administration
    and Economics) Significant Impediment to Competition – the Old Tool
    and Unresolved Doubts
  • Jan Kupčík (Masaryk University Brno, Department of Commercial Law)
    Digitalisation and firm’s own price elasticity of demand in dominant
    position analysis
  • Aleš Musil (Charles University Prague, Department of European Law)
    The Importance of Competition Policy for European Consumers
    in a Digitised Society
  • Antonios E. Platsas (University of Brighton, School of Business and Law)
    Comparing and Contrasting the EU and the US Approach in Competition Law:
    So Close but So Far


V. Business models, economic sectors, and their competition law regulation (room 38)

  • Rastislav Funta (Danubius University, Janko Jesensky Faculty of Law)
    Digital markets and Sharing Economy: Potential Competition Issues
  • Jiří Kindl (Charles University Prague, Department of Commercial Law, Skils law firm) Antitrust Treatment of Sharing Economy Actors Viewed through New Institutional Economics Lens. The Case of Uber.
  • Inga Kawka (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration), Łukasz Kozera (Pedagogical University of Cracow, Institute of Law and Economics) Telecommunications´ Infrastructure Sharing as an Opportunity for Effective Deployment of Very Hight Capacity Networks
  • Daniela Gschwindt (University of Vienna, Department of European, International
    and Comparative Law) Game Over? Rethinking Sporting Autonomy and Legal Regulation at EU Level
  • Wojciech Lewandowski (Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, European Law Department) Constitutional Dimension of the Competition Law of the EU in Sports
  • Jiří Rajchl (Charles University Prague, Department of Administrative Law
    and Administrative Science) Territorial Self-Government and Protection
    of Competition in the Field of Gambling
  • Dita Krumlová (Charles University Prague, Department of European Law)
    The EU Policy Reform on Distribution Law: The EC Trying to Catch up with Market Developments
  • Zdeněk Petrášek (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian  Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Nord Stream 2 – Antitrust Law and Energy Security
  • Tomáš Kočař (Masaryk University Brno, Department of International and European Law) Operation of Air Transport as a Service of General Economic Interest in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic


Lunch (atrium) 13:30 – 14:30

End of the conference


[1] Stream:

While on site, please do not watch the conference proceedings on your PCs or smartphones via MSTeams or YouTube directly in the meeting rooms. Resulting interference would make it impossible for remote participants to watch online. 
Thank you. When presenting online, use a headset and microphone if possible. This will reduce distracting interferences that could interfere with the reproduction of your presentation in the conference rooms.