Fifth Annual Conference on the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive


21 June 2017 - Registration is open



Draft schedule


8.30-9.00 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome by Pál Szilágyi, director of the Competition Law Research Center

First panel: Recent developments and current challenges

Chaired by Tihamer Toth (PPKE Faculty of Law)

9.00-9.30 Veronica Manfredi, head of unit, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission (the outcome of the REFIT evaluation)

9.30-9.50 András Tóth, chairman of the Competition Council, GVH

9.50-10.10. Erika Kovács, head of the Hungarian Financial Arbitration Board

10.10-11.10 Roundtable discussion with representatives of enforcement authorities

László Bak (vice president, Hungarian Competition Authority), Antonio Mancini (Directorate of Consumer Protection of the AGCM, the Italian Competition Authority), Piotr Adamczewski (director of branch office of the UOKIK, the Polish Competition Authority), Bart Wentholt (senior enforcement official at the AMC, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets)

11.10-11.30 Coffee break

Second panel: the UCPD and contract law

Chaired by Virág Balogh, head of department, Magyar Telekom

11.30-11.50: Prof. Suzanne Augenhofer (Humboldt Universität, Berlin) Lessons of the VW “Dieselgate”:

11.50-13.00 Panel discussion with Prof. Michel Cannarsa (Catholique University Lyon), Prof. Monika Namysłowska (University of Lodz), Prof. Wouter Devroe (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

13.00-14.00 Buffet Lunch

Third panel: Comparative advertisement

Chaired by Ildikó Fazekas, president of the Self-regulatory Advertising Board

14.00-14.20 Mark McKenna: Issues in US Comparative Advertising Law (University of Notre Dame, U.S., assistant dean)

14.20-15.30 Panel discussion with Prof. Monika NamysÅ‚owska, Márk Erdélyi (Telenor Hungary), Krisztina Grimm (head of unit, GVH) 

15.30. Closing remarks by Tihamer Toth