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American Bar Association teleconference on competition law in Central and Eastern Europe

March 2014

On February 25, 2014 the International Antitrust Law Committee of the American Bar Association, organized a dedicated teleconference covering the CEE antitrust issues of interest for the international practitioners. The teleconference followed successful publication of the Competition Law in Central and Eastern Europe, A Practical Guide, by Kluwer Law International BV and addressed major antitrust developments across Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Republic of Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Eurasian Economic Area. Some of the main topics included: (i) Legislative snapshot; (ii) Enforcement priorities, records and trends; (iii) targeted industries and (iv) landmark cases.

The program was moderated by Ingrid Vandenborre, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP with the presentations from speakers Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber, Partner, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte, Aleksander Stawicki, Partner, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp.k., Vassily Rudomino, Senior Partner, ALRUD Law Firm and Boris Babić , Senior Partner, Babić and Partners Law Firm Ltd.

A successful event ended with lively debate including participants from Stepanovski, Papakul and partners from Belarus, Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchuko & Velichkov from Bulgaria,  Allen & Overy LLP from Czech Republic, Raidla Lejins & Norcous from Estonia, Raidla Lejins & Norcous from Latvia, Raidla Lejins & Norcous from Lithuania, Szecskay Attorneys at Law from Hungary, Sayat Zholshy & Partners Law Firm from Republic of Kazakhstan, bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică from Romania, Prica & Partners from Serbia, Čechhová & Partners from Slovakia, Jadek & Pensa from Slovenia, ELG Attorneys at Law from Turkey, Asters from Ukraine.