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Viktoria Robertson

Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson is Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where she heads the Competition Law and Digitalization Group. She is also Professor of International Antitrust Law at the University of Graz and course director of the Competition Policy in High-Tech Markets course at the College of Europe. She holds a law diploma and a doctorate from Graz University and an MJur from Oxford University, and has clerked with the Austrian Supreme Court on competition and intellectual property matters. Amongst others, Viktoria has been a visiting academic with Oxford University’s Centre for Competition Law and Policy (CCLP), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Stanford University and the FGV-Rio Law School. She has taught competition law at Oxford University, the European University Institute, the College of Europe, Graz University and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is a member of the Academic Society for Competition Law and the European Law Institute. Her current research focuses on the application of competition law in digital market environments, as well as on its intersection with sustainability concerns. She is the author of Competition Law’s Innovation Factor: The Relevant Market in Dynamic Contexts in the EU and the US (Oxford, Hart Publishing 2020).

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Petar Petrov

Petar Petrov is a PhD candidate at the Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU) and a Research and Teaching Associate at the WU’s Competition Law and Digitalization Group. He teaches EU and Austrian competition law and unfair trading practices law. He studied law at the Universities of Vienna, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Strasbourg and at the College of Europe. He has clerked with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He has worked in the fields of competition law with international law firms in Brussels, Luxembourg and Munich and is qualified to practice law in Belgium. He is a junior member of the Academic Society for Competition Law and the French Association for Competition Law (AFEC). His doctoral research focuses on the special responsibility of gatekeepers in EU competition law.

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Petar Petrov
Belgium
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Caroline Cauffman obtained her Master’s (1998) and PhD degree (2004) in law at the KULeuven (Belgium). In 1999, she obtained the Ius Commune Researcher’s certificate. She specialized in EU competition law at King’s College (UK, MA 2012).

Currently, she is an associate professor at Maastricht University, a visiting professor at the University of Hasselt and the China-EU School of Law, an assessor at the Belgian competition authority and a lawyer.

Caroline is research leader of the Research Program General Law of Obligations and Contracts of the Ius Commune Research School and author of numerous contributions to national and international journals dealing with issues of contract law, consumer law and competition law.

She is a member of the editorial board of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law and the Tijdschrift voor Consumenten- en Handelspraktijken and a member of the Advisory board of the Journal of European Consumer and Market Law.

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Caroline Cauffman
Bulgaria
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Alexandr Svetlicinii

Alexandr Svetlicinii is associate professor of law at the University of Macau, where he also serves as Program Coordinator of the Master of International Business Law. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute and an LL.M from the Central European University. Professor Svetlicinii has published extensively on competition law and market regulation topics with special focus on Central and Eastern European jurisdictions and, more recently, on China.

His works appeared in European Law Review, Common Market Law Review, World Competition Law and Economics Review, European Competition Journal, European Competition Law Review, European Law Reporter, Market and Competition Law Review, Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, Revue Lamy de la concurrence, Concorrenza e Mercato, Revista Română de Concurenţă, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, Pravna misao: časopis za pravnu teoriju i praksu, Právník: teoretický časopis pro otázky státu a práva, etc. The recently published monographs include Competition Law in Moldova (Kluwer, 2018) and Chinese State Owned Enterprises and EU Merger Control (Routledge, 2020).

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Svetlicinii served as the Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (working group Mergers) and acted as a consultant in a number of projects for the European Commission. Currently, Alexandr Svetlicinii heads the South East Europe chapter of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA).

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Anton Dinev has taught (European) business law, as a regular or visiting lecturer, and consulted on the public policy aspects of competition enforcement for many years. A non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN), selected by the European Commission (DG Competition), he is an experienced researcher, with more than a dozen publications and completed fellowships in the United States as well as a paid traineeship at the EU Court of Justice. He also serves as a reviewer for World Competition and the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.

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Anton Dinev
Croatia
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Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman

Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman is Professor of Law at the University of Zagreb-Faculty of Economics and Business (Department of Law). She is President of the Croatian Association of Law and Competition Policy (HDPPTN), Co-Director of the ASCOLA South-East Europe Chapter, a member of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (YARS), and Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) with International Competition Network. In 2020/2021, Jasminka was a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago. Her recent research focuses on the challenges related to implementing competition rules in post-socialist economies. A full list of publications is available here: https://bib.irb.hr.

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Jasminka Pecotic Kaufman
Cyprus
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Dr Marios Lacovides is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Institute of European and Comparative Law and a Legal Counsel (on leave) at the Swedish Competition Authority.  He is an Expert Advisor on EU competition law and sustainability for the Hellenic Competition Commission, a Non-Governmental Advisor for DG Competition in the International Competition Network, and occasionally acts as of counsel for a Swedish boutique competition law firm. He obtained an LL.B with European Legal Studies at King’s College London, an LL.M in European Integration Law at Stockholm University, and an LL.D in European Law at Uppsala University. He has represented the Swedish Competition Authority as Legal Counsel on several competition law proceedings at first instance and at the Court of Appeal and has worked as an Assistant Professor in EU Law at Stockholm University. His research focuses on the goals of competition law (https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3735795) and on EU competition law, the Green Deal, and sustainability, especially in the context of Article 102 TFEU (https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3699416 and https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3815630.

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Maria Vassiliou

Maria Vassiliou obtained her Master’s Degree specializing in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge in 2017. Previously, she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Cyprus in 2016. During her undergraduate studies, she was a summer intern at a leading consulting company in Cyprus specialising in Competition Economics, Competition Law and Merger Control where she gained exposure to the area of Competition Law and also authored an article on “Actions for damages: Towards an Effective Enforcement of Competition Law” which was published. In 2018 she was also appointed as special research assistant to Dr. Thomas Papadopoulos (lecturer of Law at the University of Cyprus, Department of Law) and assisted in his research in the field of commercial law with particular focus on international and EU insolvency law.

She currently practices law as a qualified advocate in the litigation department of a leading Cyprus law firm where she regularly deals with and advises clients on matters of EU Competition Law providing legal opinions on mergers and acquisitions, issues arising in relation to cartels and also assists in the drafting of notifications of concentrations to the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition. Maria is also actively involved in high-value commercial and civil litigation regularly appearing before Courts of all jurisdictions and instances.

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Maria Vassiliou
Czech Republic
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Michal Petr

Michal Petr is head of the Department of International and European Law at the Faculty of Law of Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, and a senior researcher there. He specializes in EU law, in particular competition law, state aid, public procurement and regulation of network industries. Before his academic career, he was working for the Czech Competition Authority, first as Head of Legislation Department (2003 – 2009), then Director of the Section of Legislation and International Relations (2009 – 2010) and finally the Vice-Chairman responsible for competition law and policy (2010 – 2015).

Michal authored numerous publications concerning competition law, regulation of network industries and due process. He is a member of the editorial board of the ANTITRUST Revue of competition law, as well as national correspondent for the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review and a member of the advisory appellate committee of the Czech Competition Authority and the Czech National Bank.

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Michal Petr
Denmark
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Caroline Heide-Jorgensen

Caroline Heide-JørgensenCaroline Heide-Jørgensen: academic, professor of Competition Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds a PhD and a doctorate (habilitation) from the Faculty of Law at University of Copenhagen. Extensive publications in areas of EU and national competition law. She has been a part-time professor in Competition Law at BECCLE at the University of Bergen (2014-2020). She has been a member of the Danish Competition Council for more than 10 years and now serves as its deputy chair. See  Caroline Heide-Jørgensen – CME – Centre for Market and Economic Law (ku.dk).

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Caroline Heide-Jorgensen
Estonia
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Evelin Pärn-Lee

Evelin Pärn-Lee is a junior researcher and a PhD student at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech). She has been lecturing EU competition law and policy at TalTech and Tartu University over 10 years. Her research is related to the interface of EU competition law, intellectual property law, innovation and ICT in general, as the private and public sector endeavours to innovate create different challenges for competition regimes. In her doctoral thesis she studies if the EU State aid framework and implementation thereof, when fostering innovation, is adequately considering the ultimate aim of the EU’s competition law and policy, which is protecting the competition in order to maintain a level playing field in the Digital Single Market. She has authored several publications in journals, but also as book chapters and books (https://www.etis.ee/CV/Evelin_P%C3%A4rn-Lee/eng?lang=ENG). Apart from academic work, she has over 25 years of international consultancy experience as an attorney. She has also acted as a legal expert to European Commission and Estonian public authorities with regard to innovation, research and technology projects but also artificial intelligence studies. Time to time she also provides public lectures or trainings on topics of State Aid, Innovation and procurement etc.

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Evelin Pärn-Lee
Finland
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Petri Kuoppamäki

Petri Kuoppamäki is Professor of Business Law at the Aalto University School of Business (Helsinki) where he is heading the business law discipline and the master program. He received his LL.M. degree in 1989 and LL.D degree from the Helsinki University in 2003. Besides working in the academia, he served from  1993 to 2001 as Secretary General of the Finnish Competition Council (today Market Court) and from 2003 to 2011 as Vice President Legal & IP at the Nokia Corporation. Before joining Aalto University he was Professor of Competition Law at the Helsinki University. Petri has published many books and articles on competition law, IPR and public procurement, inter alia. He is board Member of the Finnish IPR Institute, Finnish China Law Institute, Finnish European Law Association as well as Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Competition Law Yearbook which he co-founded in 2001. He is full member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Currently he is also member of the Finnish Research Council (Academy of Finland, Culture and Science Board).

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France
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Rafael Amaro is Professor of Private Law at Caen Normandie University. He teaches EU and French Competition Law, Human Rights, Civil Procedure and Tort Law. His research focuses mainly on the private enforcement of competition law and unfair commercial practices in B2B and B2C relationships. He is a member of the European network of legal experts Trans Europe Experts (TEE) and of the Institut Demolombe.

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Rafael Amaro
Germany
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Rupprecht Podszun

Rupprecht Podszun holds the chair for Civil Law, German and European Competition Law at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, he leads the University’s Institute for Competition Law and is an Affiliated Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich.

In recent times, he focused on regulation of digital gatekeepers and on institutional issues of antitrust law. He runs the blog www.d-kart.de.

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Nils Overhoff

Ass. iur. Nils Overhoff is a PHD student at Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf and a research assistant at the Chair for Civil Law, German and European Competition Law. His research is focused on competition law and insolvency law.

He studied law at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Wiesbaden (Germany) and at University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada). Thereafter he obtained a Master in Business for Legal Professionals (M.A.) at EBS. During his articling period at the Higher Regional Court of Duesseldorf he worked at the German Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, at Hengeler Mueller, Düsseldorf, and at a public notary in Duesseldorf.

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Nils Overhoff
Greece
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Adriani Kalintiri

Dr Andriani Kalintiri is a Lecturer in Competition Law at King’s College London. Previously she was a Lecturer at City University and a Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and she holds a PhD from Queen Mary University of London, an LLM from Cambridge University and an LLB from the University of Athens, Greece.

Andriani’s research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Competition Law & Economics, the Modern Law Review, the European Law Review, the Common Market Law Review and the Yearbook of European Law. Moreover, she is the author of the monograph Evidence Standards in EU Competition Enforcement (Hart 2019).

Andriani is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice and the book reviews editor of the European Competition & Regulatory Law Review. She was a member of the preparatory committee for the transposition of the ECN+ Directive on the effective enforcement of the competition rules by national competition authorities in Greece, while she has also served as an expert for the Hellenic Competition Commission.

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Lefkothea Nteka

Lefkothea Nteka is Partner in D.K. Avgitidis & Associates Law Firm specialized in EU & Greek competition law since 2019. Lefkothea has served as Commissioner – Rapporteur of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) since 2013 and, before that, as Director of the Legal Services Directorate, Head of Unit and case-handler. She has also worked as an Intern at the Directorate General of Competition of the European Commission in Brussels.

Lefkothea was a member of the EU Council’s negotiation team for the adoption of the Directive on antitrust damages actions, of the legislative committee for the transposition of the Directive on antitrust damages actions in Greece, as well as a regular delegate-representative at the OECD and the European Competition Network. She was also a member of the legislative committee for the transposition of the Directive on the effective enforcement of competition rules by national Competition Authorities (ECN +) in Greece.

She has academic publications in law journals and collective volumes and teaches European competition law as a Visitor Lecturer in Université Aix – Marseille.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens and a Master’s degree (DES) from the Institut d’Etudes Européennes of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in European commercial law.

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Lefkothea Nteka
Hungary
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Csongor Istvan Nagy

Csongor István Nagy is professor of law at the University of Szeged and research chair at the ELKH Center for Social Sciences in Budapest. He is recurrent visiting professor at the Central European University (Vienna) and the Sapientia University of Transylvania. He is associate member at the Center for Private International Law at the University of Aberdeen. He is admitted to the Budapest Bar, arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and member of the Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators at ICSID. Csongor graduated at the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE, dr. jur.) in Budapest, in 2003, where he also earned a Ph.D. in 2009. He received master (LL.M., 2004) and S.J.D. degrees (2010) from the Central European University. He pursued graduate studies in Rotterdam, Heidelberg and Ithaca, New York. He had visiting appointments in the Hague, Munich, Brno, Hamburg, Edinburgh, London, Riga, Bloomington (Indiana), Brisbane (Australia), Beijing, Taipei, Florence and Rome (LUISS). He has more than 210 publications in English, French, German, Hun

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Csongor Istvan Nagy
Ireland
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Mary Catherine Lucey

Dr Mary Catherine Lucey is Associate Professor at UCD Sutherland School of Law; Director of the UCD Centre for the Common Law in Europe; Honorary Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School; Senior Visiting Fellow at School of Law, University of Reading and Editor-in- Chief of the Irish Journal of European Law.

As a Non-Governmental Adviser to the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission she participates in ICN Working Groups on Advocacy and Agency Effectiveness.

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Mary Catherine Lucey
Italy
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Michele Messina

Michele Messina is currently Associate Professor of European Union Law at the University of Messina. He is Academic Coordinator of the European Documentation Centre of the University of Messina. He has also been Visiting Professor/Researcher at the Faculté de droit de l’Université Paris-Est Créteil, Europa Institute of the Leiden Law School, Columbia University in the City of New York, School of Law of King’s College London, and British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). From 2017, he is also Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) of DG Competition of the European Commission at the International Competition Network. From 2009 to 2011, he has been Course Director and Deputy Head of Section at the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier, Germany. Before that, he had worked as a Bluebook Intern at the European Commission, particularly in the ECN and Private enforcement Units of DG Competition in Brussels. In 2008, he completed his PhD in Law at the University of Rome Sapienza. In 2003, he had been awarded a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law by the University of Manchester. He is the author of several publications on EU Law in general and EU competition law more specifically.

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Michele Messina
Latvia
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Julija Jerneva

Jūlija Jerņeva is a PhD candidate at the University of Latvia and a practicing attorney, partner at law firm VILGERTS. She teaches EU Competition and State Aid Law and EU Internal Market Law at the Riga Graduate School of Law, as well as teaches Public International Law at the University of Latvia. She holds a law diploma from the University of Latvia, as well as she studied at the College of Europe (Bruges) and King’s College London. Jūlija is a recognised EU and Competition Law expert in Latvia and is regularly invited by the Constitutional Court of Latvia to provide expert opinions on matters related to interpretation of EU law.

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Jūlija Jerņeva
Lithuania
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Jurgita Mailnauskaite

Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite is a Professor at Brunel Law School, where she teaches competition law and energy law. She is also a visiting Professor at Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania). Prior to her academic career, Dr Malinauskaite served as a competition lawyer at the Competition Council of Lithuania.

Her expertise is in various aspects of competition law, including harmonisation, in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. She is also the author of numerous journal articles as well as two monographs: Merger Control in Post-Communist Countries, Routledge, 2010; and Harmonisation of EU Competition Law Enforcement, Springer, 2019 (Harmonisation of EU Competition Law Enforcement | Jurgita Malinauskaite | Springer). The latest book was based on the expansive research covering 11 CEE jurisdictions.

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Jurgita Mailnauskaite
Luxembourg
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Caroline Cauffman obtained her Master’s (1998) and PhD degree (2004) in law at the KULeuven (Belgium). In 1999, she obtained the Ius Commune Researcher’s certificate. She specialized in EU competition law at King’s College (UK, MA 2012).

Currently, she is an associate professor at Maastricht University, a visiting professor at the University of Hasselt and the China-EU School of Law, an assessor at the Belgian competition authority and a lawyer.

Caroline is research leader of the Research Program General Law of Obligations and Contracts of the Ius Commune Research School and author of numerous contributions to national and international journals dealing with issues of contract law, consumer law and competition law.

She is a member of the editorial board of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law and the Tijdschrift voor Consumenten- en Handelspraktijken and a member of the Advisory board of the Journal of European Consumer and Market Law.

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Caroline Cauffman
Malta
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Sylvann Aquilina Zahra

Sylvann Aquilina Zahra is a consultant at Ganado Advocates, specialising mainly in EU and Maltese competition law. She advises on antitrust, merger control and State aid law and assists clients in competition investigations, litigation and merger notifications. Formerly, Sylvann served for a number of years as a senior case officer at the Maltese competition authority and between 2011 and 2014 she was Director General of the Office for Competition within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority. She also worked as senior legal advisor on competition and consumer policy within the Office of the Prime Minister, as a researcher at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition, and as a legal officer at the then Office of the Attorney General. Sylvann is a visiting senior lecturer and examiner at the University of Malta. Her teaching areas cover competition law, State aid control, human rights under EU law and administrative law. She is also a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network. She has authored and co-authored chapters and reports on Maltese competition law in different publications. Sylvann graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta and holds a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford.

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Netherlands
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Annalies Outhuijse

Annalies Outhuijse is associate at Stibbe Amsterdam in the area of Administrative law. Here, she specializes in environmental law. Before this, she conducted a PhD research explaining the high rates of litigation and successful litigation in the case of Dutch cartel fines on the basis of an analysis of Dutch enforcement practice, comparative research with nine other EU Member States and four other Dutch market supervisors and interviews with practitioners, judges and NCAs. For this research, Annalies also was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute under supervision of Prof Dr Giorgio Monti in 2017. This research was successfully defended on 25 June 2019.

Next to her PhD, Annalies undertook many other academic activities such as attending, organizing and presenting at conferences, writing the yearly chronicle on Dutch competition law judgments for the journal of European and Economic law (SEW), advising the board of the journal AB Rechtspraak Bestuursrecht and several teaching activities. She lectured on competition law enforcement in the Dutch and English version of the master course ‘Competition law’, provided training and consulted to the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission and gave tutorials in the second year LL.B course ‘Europeanisation of Public Law’.

In 2015, she graduated with an LL.M in Dutch Law specialisation Constitutional and Administrative law (summa cum laude) and the LL.M Research Master (cum laude). Next to her undergraduate and LLM studies, she was a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Administrative law since April 2012.

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Annalies Outhuijse
Poland
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Maciej Bernatt

Maciej Bernatt is a Professor of the University of Warsaw. He holds Habilitation, PhD and MA titles in law and MA title in international relations (political sciences). He is the director of the Centre of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies and the head of the Department of European Economic Law, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw (Poland). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies as well as the director of ASCOLA Central Europe Chapter. He held visiting fellow appointments at the University of Melbourne, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich), the UNSW (Sydney), and the Loyola University Chicago. He has received scholarships and research grants from several institutions, including the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education, the Polish National Science Centre. His publications appeared in, inter alia, the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, the Columbia Journal of European Law, the World Competition. He is also an author of two monographs as well as a co-author of two leading commentaries to the Polish Competition Act and Polish Unfair Competition Act. In the past he worked as a référendaire in the Polish Supreme Court and in the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland as well as in the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, where he coordinated the Strategic Litigation Program. His litigation experience involves cases before the European Court of Human Rights and Polish courts.

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Maciej Janik

Maciej Janik is a graduate of Law and English Studies at the University of Łódź. He also graduated from the School of German Law organized by the University of Łódź and the School of French Law organized by the University of Warsaw. He received an LL.M. degree for completing the multidisciplinary European Law and Economic Analysis programme at the College of Europe in Bruges. Maciej was a Blue Book Trainee at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP) and worked with law firms in Brussels and Warsaw. As a practising advocate, he specializes in competition and copyright law. He is currently pursuing a PhD in competition law at the University of Łódź.

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Maciej Janik
Portugal
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Miguel Sousa Ferro

Miguel Sousa Ferro is a Professor at the University of Lisbon Law School, where he lectures courses within the Economic Law Department. His main areas of specialization are EU Law, Competition Law and Nuclear Law. He obtained his PhD and his undergraduate degree from the University of Lisbon, and an LL.M in European Studies from the College of Europe. He is a practicing lawyer, Managing Partner at Sousa Ferro & Associados. He has published widely with national and international publishers and periodicals, including the books “The EU Antitrust Damages Directive: Transposition in the Member States” (Oxford University Press) and “Market Definition in EU Competition Law” (Edward Elgar). He is co-Director of the Portuguese Competition & Regulation Journal and a member of several associations, foundations and research institutes. He is a Judge at the European Nuclear Energy Tribunal.

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Miguel Sousa Ferro
Romania
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Adriana Almășan is a Law Professor of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest. She teaches Competition Law and Civil Law. She is the co-founder and the director of the “Centre for Competition Law Studies” of the same faculty. She is author and co-author of several books and articles on civil law, contract negotiation and competition law. She sits on the board of several law journals and acts as a national rapporteur for Oxford Competition Law. She is an attorney, currently coordinating the competition and M&A practice of “TAMC – Attorneys at Law” in Bucharest, and is also a member of the panel of arbitrators with the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.

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Adriana Almășan
Slovakia
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Ondrej Blažo

Ondrej Blažo graduated from the Faculty of Law at Comenius University in Bratislava as well as from the Faculty of National Economy at the University of Economics in Bratislava. He is an Associate Professor in international law specialising in EU law, EU competition law and economic integration, currently Director of Institute of European Law, and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava and editor in chief of Bratislava Law Review. Previously he has been a senior state counsel at the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic as case handler and at legal and EU affairs department (co-authored several legislative documents on Slovak competition rules). He is author and co-author of publications focused particularly on competition law, EU competition law and EU public procurement law, including commentary to Slovak Act on Protection Competition. His research was supported by national and international grants, including Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Rule of Law in the European Union”, APVV “Effectivization of legal regulation of public procurement and it application in the context of EU law” (eader of the research team), APVV “Effectiveness of legal regulation of protection of economic competition in the context of its application in practice”.

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Ondrej Blažo
Slovenia
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Dr. Ana Vlahek obtained her BA in law in 2003 from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law by defending a thesis Reform of EC Competition Law. She continued her education at University of Ljubljana with postgraduate studies in civil and commercial law and obtained her PhD in 2009. Since 2003, she has been employed at the University of Ljubljana, and currently holds positions of both Associate Professor for Civil and Commercial Law, and Associate Professor of European Law. Her major interests are European law, competition law and collective redress. Within competition law, she has specialized in antitrust private enforcement and cooperation between the national courts and competition authorities. She is a co-author of Competition Law in Slovenia (Wolters Kluwer, 2016 and 2019) as well as the Commentary on the Slovenian Competition Act (GV, 2008). She has been involved in the process of drafting amendments to the Slovenian Competition Act, and co-authored the 2017 Slovenian Collective Actions Act. She has been active within several competition law projects, including European Commission’s projects on Education and Training of National Judges in the Field of EU Competition Law.

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Ana Vlahek
Spain
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Francisco Marcos

Professor Francisco Marcos is an expert in economic analysis of law, commercial and competition law, he teaches law at IE Business School (Spain). He holds a law degree from Universidad de Oviedo, an LLM form Berkeley [Fulbright scholar (1994-1995)] and a PhD from the University of Bologna. He is member of the Editorial Board of World Competition (Kluwer); the European Business Organization Law Review (TMC Asser) and of European Company Law (Kluwer). Author of numerous academic works, including four books, he also has written more than ninety contributions to collective books or law-review publications. He serves in the Boards of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA) and the Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and he is vice-president of the Spanish Academic Network on Competition Law (Red Académica de Derecho de la Competencia- RADC). He has worked all over the world as an independent consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the Centroamerican Bank for Economic Integration, the European Commission and the World Bank, advising governments, companies and firms on different matters in the area of market regulation and antitrust law. He briefly practiced as a lawyer in PRICEWATERHOUSE (1993-1994), and he served as the Client and Users’ Ombusdman at SGAE (2010-2014) the main copyright collecting society for composers and music publishers in Spain. In October 2006 he was appointed General Director of Competition Policy at the Regional Antitrust Authority in Madrid, stepping down from that position on September 2009. Nowadays he is academic consultant of CCS ABOGADOS in Madrid.

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Fernando Pastor-Merchante

Fernando Pastor-Merchante is Assistant Professor of Law at IE University, where he teaches administrative law, constitutional law and EU law. His research interest lies in the field of EU administrative law, with a special focus on State aid governance. He holds a double bachelor degree in Law and Political Science by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), a Master of Laws-LLM by Columbia University School of Law (New York, US) and a Ph.D. in Law by the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).
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Fernando Pastor-Merchante
Sweden
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Lars Henriksson

Lars Henriksson is a professor of Law and is heading the Center for Business Law at the Stockholm School of Economics. He received his M.Sc. in general management at SSE in 1991 and his LL.M. degree from Stockholm University in 1998. His area of research and practice is within antitrust and competition law, contract law, EU-law, company and market law and international trade law. Also, a special interest in his research is devoted to regulated markets and law related issues of market regulations. He has chaired a governmental public enquiry on regulations and is a member of ASCOLA, the world-wide association of competition law academics. He has been appointed to the Council for Research Issues at the Swedish Competition Authority and has headed of specialisation for the LL.D. Program in law at SSE. Since 2011, he is on the Board of the Institute of Intellectual Property Law and Marketing Law at the Stockholm University. In 2013 he became a Non-Government Advisor (NGA) to the International Competition Network (ICN) Unilateral Conduct Working Group and he also a member of La Ligue internationale du droit de la concurrence (LIDC). He has published numerous articles on legal matters such as competition law, copyright law, public procurement, company law and telecom and energy regulation.

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United Kingdom
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Professor Rodger has published widely in competition law. A 6th edition of his co-authored textbook (with A MacCulloch) Competition Law and Policy in the EU and UK (Routledge) is forthcoming and he has published numerous articles in journals such as the European Competition law Review, The Common Market Law Review, the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, World Competition and Concorrenza e Mercato. Many of his recent publications have focused on private enforcement of competition law including his comprehensive studies of all competition-related litigation in the UK courts (ECLR 2006, GCLR 2009), the Kluwer Law International book Competition Law and Article 234: An Analysis (2008) which focuses on all competition law Article 234 preliminary rulings, and empirical studies of competition law litigation settlements in the UK (2008 ECLR and 2015 GCLR).

He has more recently co-ordinated an AHRC-funded European-wide research project into comparative private enforcement and collective redress in the EU (www.clcpecreu.co.uk) and published a book based on the project: Competition Law Comparative Private Enforcement and Collective Redress Across the EU, (Kluwer Law International, 2014) B Rodger (ed). He has considerable experience in building and leading EU-wide research projects, and is co-editor of The EU Antitrust Damages Directive, Transposition in the Member States, published by OUP in December 2018 following another EU wide research project. His co-edited book with A MacCulloch and P. Whelan, Twenty Years of UK Competition Law: a Retrospective, was published in 2021 by OUP. His monograph with Prof A Stephan on Brexit and UK Competition law, (Routledge) was also recently published.

Professor Rodger is the Chair and co-organiser of the Competition Law Scholars’ Forum (www.clasf.org) and co-editor of the Competition Law Review.

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Dr Or Brook is a Lecturer in Competition Law at the Law School of the University of Leeds, specialising in international, EU, and comparative competition law and regulation, and empirical legal research (systematic content analysis of legal text), and the deputy-director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP).

She holds a PhD from the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, an LLB in economics and in law from the Hebrew University (distinction) and an LLM from the University of Amsterdam in European Competition Law and Regulation (distinction). Before re-joining academia, she worked as an associate attorney dealing with commercial litigation.

Dr. Brook had published a book titled “Non-Competition Interests in EU Antitrust Law: An Empirical Study of Article 101 TFEU” (Cambridge University Press, 2022), in which she had systematically examined the role of public policy considerations in the enforcement of Article 101 TFEU on the basis of a large database. She has published articles in journals such as The Common Market Law Review and the Journal of Competition Law and Economics. Her recent paper, “Priority-Setting as a Double-Edged Sword: How Modernisation Strengthened the Role of Public Policy”, has won the 2021 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award for the best academic article. She is coordinating the Priority Setting Project: Priority setting in EU and national competition law enforcement, which studies enforcement priorities rules and practices of competition authorities, for which she has received funding from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Accounts and the Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship, in support of knowledge exchange and engagement activities.

Dr. Brook acts as the director of the UK’s branch of the International Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA, and a fellow in the Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics (ACLE), as well as in the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG).

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