Competition Law Developments Across the Region 2018

2018 / 10 / 03

Venue of event:

Hotel Novotel, Gedimino av. 16, Vilnius.

Time of event:

2018 / 10 / 03, 09:00 hours

Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania is pleased to invite you to the inaugural W@Competition Nordic conference covering the most relevant competition law topics in the Baltic and Nordic countries and bringing about unparalleled experience from across the region in one place.

  • Date: Wed 3 October 2018, 09:00 – 17:30 EEST.
  • Venue: Hotel Novotel, Gedimino av. 16, Vilnius.

Our guest speaker Maria Jaspers, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission, will highlight the most recent developments on the issue of abuse of dominance within the EU.

Panel discussions will include:

  • Abuse of dominance: national perspectives;
  • E-commerce and competition law: challenges and opportunities for businesses;
  • Joint bids and consortia: developments across the region;
  • Working with the Nordic Competition Authorities: how to ensure compliance;
  • Roundtable of Competition Enforcers across the Region: yearly review and trends.

Speakers include:

  • Bitten Thorgaard Sørensen, Deputy Director General, Danish Competition Authority;
  • Skaidrīte Ābrama, Chairwoman of Latvian Competition Council;
  • Pamela Hansson, Partner, Law Firm Kastell;
  • Karin Stakkestad Laastad, Legal Director, Norwegian Competition Authority;
  • Emily O’Reilly, Deputy Director, EFTA Surveillance Authority;
  • Siri Teigum, Partner, Law Firm Thommessen;
  • Hanna Danwall, Head of Competition law, Carlsberg Group;
  • Ami Paanajärvi, Partner, Law Firm Roschier;
  • Karin Lunning, Deputy Director General, Swedish Competition Authority;
  • Louise Lundberg, Swedish Competition Authority;
  • Liga Merwin, Managing Partner, Law Firm Ellex Klavins;
  • Katri Paas-Mohando, Head of Competition, Law Firm TGS Baltic, Estonia;
  • Giedrė Kaminskaitė-Salters, General Counsel and Head of Corporate Affairs, Telia Lietuva;
  • Hanna Lekås, Partner, Law Firm Lindahl;
  • Maria Wasatjerna, Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia, Finland;
  • Emma Trogen, Director Legal Affairs, Cosmetics Europe, Belgium;
  • Marie Östman, Chief Legal Officer, Swedish Competition Authority;
  • Evelina Kurgonaitė, Founder & Chair, W@Competition;
  • Dina Lurje, Member of Lithuanian Competition Council;
  • Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė, Head of Competition Practice Group, COBALT Lithuania;
  • Kaarli H. Eichhorn, Partner, Law Firm Jones Day;
  • Aleksandra Boutin, Senior Consultant, Compass Lexecon;
  • Antonio Capobianco, Senior Competition Law Expert, OECD.

The majority of speakers in these events include women professionals who are experts in their field. However, the conference is open to all interested professionals in private practice, CEOs and in-house counsel, enforcement officials and academics involved in competition law, irrespective of their gender. The conference is organised in partnership with the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania, Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius and W@.