Sensitive Antitrust Issues

The speakers will shed light on the practice under the Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions and its ramifications. In addition, they will tackle particular antitrust matters, such as selective distribution, refusal to supply, vertical restrictions in online commerce etc.

Attend the event and get clear answers and examples on the following issues, among others:

  • What information must be provided in case of a disclosure of evidence request?
  • Which are the implications of a pass-on defence upon all the players involved?
  • What information may not be exchanged in the context of vertical agreements?
  • Under which conditions is the refusal to supply permitted?
  • What conditions you may impose in order to implement a selective distribution system?
  • What you should consider when applying vertical restrictions in online commerce?
*This half-day event is in English and comprises interactive case-based presentations, welcome coffee, coffee break and a networking lunch. You will receive the speakers' presentations and other useful documentation via email.

Event duration: 09:00 - 14:45


09:00 – 09:30 – Registration

09:30 – 09:35 – Opening Speech

09:35 – 10:00 – Disclosure of evidence. Amnesty/leniency applications.Q&A – Josh Holmes QC

10:00 – 10:30 – Passing-on Defence. Implications. Q&A – Efthymios Bourtzalas

10:30 – 11:00 – Joint and several liability. Q&A – Charlotte Breuvart

11:00 – 11:15 – Panel Q&A

11:15 – 11:45 – Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15 – The State aid implications of arbitration decisions – Efthymios Bourtzalas

12:15 – 12:45 – Exchange and disclosure of sensitive information in the context of vertical agreements (intermediaries included): Dos and Donts. Q&A – Charlotte Breuvart

12:45 – 13:30 – Practical considerations on vertical restrictions in online commerce (exclusivity, non-compete and most favored nation clauses); selective distribution and refusal to supply. Q&A – Josh Holmes QC

13:30 – 13:45 – Panel Q&A

13:45 – 14:45 – Networking lunch

Josh Holmes

Josh Holmes QC is barrister with Monckton Chambers in London.

He is twice winner of the Competition/EU Junior of the Year award (in 2011/12 and 2013/14) and is recognised in Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leader in European / Competition law and Telecommunications law. He is described in the directories as ‘a superstar’, ‘one of the very best competition / EU lawyers of his generation’, and a ‘compelling advocate’ who is ‘razor sharp on competition issues’, ‘drafts like a dream’ and is ‘capable of demolishing the other side step by step.’

His practice covers all aspects of competition, EU, public and regulatory work.  He appears regularly before courts and regulators in the UK, EU and elsewhere.  His clients range from major multinationals to small firms and regulatory authorities based in a number of jurisdictions.

Charlotte Breuvart

Charlotte Breuvart is a Partner with Jones Day, Brussels Office.

With more than 15 years of experience, Charlotte Breuvart focuses her practice on European, French, and Belgian antitrust and competition law. She has extensive experience in cartels, abuses of dominance, merger control, and state aids (both in counseling and litigation). In 2012, Charlotte contributed to obtaining the largest ever fine reduction granted by the European courts in an antitrust case. She is recognized as a leading practitioner in European, French, and Belgian antitrust and competition law by legal publications.

Charlotte regularly advises French, Belgian, and international companies in a wide range of industries, with a specific focus on the energy sector, where she also delivers regulatory advice.

She has been involved in several high-profile antitrust cases before the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union as well as in major M&A transactions involving multijurisdictional merger filings. She also has participated in several leniency applications and commitments procedures (both at the EU and national levels) and implemented learning and compliance programs in antitrust and competition law. In addition, Charlotte regularly advises companies on general EU legislation (including freedoms of movement).

Efthymios Bourtzalas

Efthymios Bourtzalas is a partner in Bird & Bird Competition and EU Group, based in Brussels.

He specialises in all aspects of Competition and EU law including, in particular, State aid, merger control, issues arising out of restrictive practices and trading arrangements, public procurement and institutional and regulatory law. He has significant experience of representing clients in cases before the European Commission, the European Courts and national courts and regulators. As a member of the Athens Bar, Efthymios also has substantial experience in the Greek legal system and competition law, regularly representing clients before the national courts and authorities in Greece.

Registration Fees

Per person Standard  BRCC / Amcham Members
1 representative 870 RON 783 RON
2 representatives 780 RON 702 RON
3+ representatives 700 RON 630 RON

AmCham Romania and BRCC members benefit of a 10% discount.

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Event Location.

Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel