Fifth Annual Conference on the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive

21 June 2017


Registration and coffee


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)


Veronica Manfredi

head of unit, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission
The outcome of the REFIT evaluation


András Tóth

chairman of the Competition Council, GVH


Erika Kovács

head of the Hungarian Financial Arbitration Board


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)
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)

Second panel: the UCPD and contract law

Chaired by Virág Balogh, head of department, Magyar Telekom


Prof. Suzanne Augenhofer

Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Lessons of the VW “Dieselgate”

11:50 - 13:00

Roundtable discussion

Prof. Michel Cannarsa (Catholique University Lyon)
Piotr Adamczewski (director of branch office of the UOKIK, the Polish Competition Authority)
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


Mark McKenna

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

14:20 - 15:30

Panel discussion

Prof. Monika Namysłowska (University of Lodz)
Márk Erdélyi (Telenor Hungary)
Krisztina Grimm (head of unit, GVH)


Closing remarks by Tihamer Toth

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