25 January 2023

Cartels Workshop: An advanced seminar on substantive and procedural EU developments


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Wednesday 25 January 2023 from 12:00 to 15:00 CET

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Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Rue de Loxum 25

1000 Brussels Belgium
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Anna MARCOULLI | Judge, General Court of Justice, Luxembourg*



The Substantive Issues Panel will discuss recent EU and key national developments and priorities for the next year from the perspective of the EU Courts, the European Commission, and the NCAs. The panel will focus on digital issues and compliance issues. The discussion will include information exchange, cooperation, compliance and algorithmic cartels... Moreover, dawn raids also need to be adapted to the challenges of the new digital era.

Kjersti BJERKEBO | Chief Compliance Officer, Panasonic, Brussels (bio)
Kirsten EDWARDS-WARREN | Executive Vice President and the Deputy Head, Compass Lexecon, London*
Georgios GRYLLOS | Legal Secretary, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (bio)
Gerald MIERSCH | Head of Unit in the Cartel Directorate, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
María Luisa TIERNO CENTELLA | Director General for Competition, Spanish Competition Authority, Madrid (bio)

Moderator: Kyriakos FOUNTOUKAKOS | Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brussels (bio)



The panel will debate key procedural reforms and innovations over the last 12-months: leniency programs, settlement procedure for cartels, and legal issues raised by the recent developments in the digital sector. Such topics raise questions and discussions regarding cooperation and the procedures that apply between NCAs and the European Commission.

Ashley BRICKLES | Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, London*
Christopher MAYOCK | Deputy Head of Unit in the Cartel Directorate, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Katrin ROESEN | Head of Unit, Special Unit for Combating Cartels, Bundeskartellamt, Bonn (bio)
Angeline WOODS | Legal Director - Antitrust & EU Affairs, Uber, Amsterdam*

Moderator: Daniel VOWDEN | Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brussels (bio)

If you would like to read about this event’s topic, you can access the following Concurrences documents. If you do not have access, please inquire for Subscription here.


Hotchpotch II - Substantive Issues

1. Spanish Competition Authority, The Spanish Competition Authority cooperates with the Portuguese Competition Authority to investigate several wood chip suppliers over a potential information sharing cartel, 26 October 2022

2. Damien Geradin, Key Challenges When Approaching Information Exchange, Zoltán Marosi, Marcio Soares, Information Exchange and Related Risks - A Jurisdictional Guide, 9 September 2022

3. German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority presents its annual report for 2021 / 2022, 30 August 2022

4. Romain Papy, Algorithmic agreements and competition law, February 2022

Hotchpotch II - Procedural Issues

1. European Commission, The EU Commission provides guidance on its leniency policy and practice, 25 October 2022

2. European Commission, The EU Commission upgrades eLeniency tool to grant companies online access to leniency and settlement documents (eLeniency), 30 September 2022

3. Alain Ronzano, Private action: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the European Commission’s decision sanctioning the cartel of trucks covering refuse collection vehicles opens the way to private actions for the acquisition of this type of special vehicle from a cartelist (Daimler), 1 August 2022

4. Eun Hye Kim, Judicial review & Anticompetitive agreements: An overview of EU and national case law, 3 March 2022


This fourth edition of the Cartels Workshop will take place in Brussels on Wednesday 25 January 2023. The seminar is organised by Concurrences in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills. Attendance is by registration only. No on-site registration. The list of participants will be communicated to the speakers.


Ticket office opened until 24 january 2023

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Until 24 January 2023

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Rue de Loxum 25

1000 Brussels Belgium