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Friday, 23 June 2017

Training Workshop for Greek Judges on EU Competition Law

A three-day Training Workshop for Greek Judicial Officials on European Union Competition Law has been successfully completed on Friday June 23, 2017.

The Training Workshop on “The Economics of EU Competition Law”, organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), was held from June 21 to 23, 2017, in Athens. The event was organized in close cooperation with the Hellenic Council of State and the Hellenic Competition Commission.

The Workshop was opened by welcome remarks from Mr. Ioannis Gravaris, Vice President of the Hellenic Council of State, Mr. Dimitrios Kyritsakis, Chairman of the Hellenic Competition Commission and former Vice President of the Hellenic Supreme Court, Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, Director of the EPLO, and Mr. Ioannis Symplis, Counselor of State on behalf of the Association of European Competition Law Judges (AECLJ).

The Workshop provided in depth and practical training to 23 Greek Judges on the key economic issues involved in the enforcement of EU Competition Law, including fundamental economic concepts of Competition Law, excessive, discriminatory and predatory pricing, mergers and acquisitions, and quantification of damages in civil law cases under the EU Directive 2014/104. The Judges participating to the Workshop belonged to the Hellenic Council of State, the Administrative Court of Appeal of Athens, and the Civil Courts of Athens.

The Workshop is part of the 14-month project “Advanced Training of National Judges and Prosecutors from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece on Enforcement of EU Competition Law “, funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition, and implemented by the EPLO in partnership with the Human Resource Development and Innovation Center, the Center for Continuing Education at the Law Faculty of Sofia University,  the Hellenic Council of State, the Hellenic Competition Commission and the Institute of Studies in Competition Law and Policy (IMEDIPA.)

The agenda and the presentations of the Workshop are available on the Project Website www.judgestraining.eu .

Welcome Remarks by Prof Sp. Flogaitis, Director of the EPLO
Presentation by Chrysovalantou-Vasiliki Milliou, Associate Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business
Presentation by Victoria Mertikopoulou, Hellenic Competition Commission
Presentation by Maria Deredaki and Kelly Benetatou , Hellenic Competition Commission
Presentation by Lefkothea Nteka, Hellenic Competition Commission
Presentation by Christos Genakos, Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business

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