Fifth Annual Conference on the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive



Competition Law Research Center, Pázmány Péter Catholic University

21 June 2017

PPKE JÁK, Szentkirályi u. 28., Pope John Paul II Hall

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 Tóth, PPKE Faculty of Law, assistant dean

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: Most recent UCP-related enforcement developments in Hungary

9.50-10.10. Erika Kovács, head of the Hungarian Financial Arbitration Board: Hungarian Financial Arbitration Board: Resolution without litigation in financial consumer disputes

10.10-11.10. Roundtable discussion with representatives of competition authorities:

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

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. Wouter Devroe, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Piotr Adamczewski, director of branch office of the UOKIK, the Polish Competition Authority

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, University of Notre Dame U.S., assistant dean: Issues in US Comparative Advertising Law

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

15.30. Closing remarks by Tihamer Tóth