Public Interest Considerations in Competition Law


Workshop on

‘Public Interest Considerations in Competition Law’

Competition Law Research Center (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

10 March 2017

PPKE JÁK, Szentkirályi u. 28. (DEAN’s Hall)

The competition regimes of some jurisdictions include objectives which extend beyond the core economic goals of competition law. The workshop will discuss these different considerations (i.e. public interest considerations) in competition law, how they are applied and by whom, and the relevant challenges for competition authorities and practitioners.

The morning session of the workshop will be devoted to the broader questions of reconciling competition with other public policy goals, while the afternoon session will focus on M&As.


9.50 – 10.00

Opening remarks



10.00 – 12.00

Morning session

10.00 – 10.30

Kick-off presentation


Or Brook (PhD student, University of Amsterdam)

10.30 – 12.00

Roundtable discussion on ‘Reconciling competition with broader public policy goals’, moderated by Pál Szilágyi (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

Participants of the panel discussion:

Maciej Bernatt (University of Warsaw)

Mónika Papp (HAS Centre for Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University)

Ferenc Vissi (first President of the Hungarian Competition Authority)

Yuli Wahyuningtyas (Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia)



12.00 – 13.00

Lunch break



13.00 – 15.00  

Afternoon session

13.00 – 13.30

Kick-off presentation


Aranka Nagy (PhD student, Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

13.30 – 15.00

Roundtable discussion on ‘Public interest considerations in M&A’, moderated by Tihamér Tóth (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

Participants of the panel discussion:

Florian Bien (University of Wurzburg)

Gergely Csorba (Central European University)

David Reader (University of East Anglia)



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