The Conduct of Inspections for the Enforcement of EU Competition Law

Barcelona, 13 September 2012 – 14 September 2012

Categories: Business Law
Typology: Events
Tags: Competition



In order to enforce competition law within the European Union, the European Commission and national competition authorities (NCAs) are entitled to conduct inspections. This seminar will analyse in detail the powers of the Commission’s officials, as well as the role of NCAs and national judges during such inspections. The discussion will also address the rights of the parties and provide judges, in-house counsel and lawyers in private practice with a better understanding of the proceedings.


Key topics


  • The regulatory framework of the Commission’s power concerning inspections
  • Rights of private parties: level of protection before the EU courts and the ECtHR
  • The role of national judges during inspections
  • Inspections conducted by NCAs and the exportation of standards for the protection of parties’ rights


Who should attend?


Judges, members of competition authorities, lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel.

Participation conditions


There is a limited number of places available.

Registration fee for lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel: 790 EUR
(If you wish to use ERA special rate for hotel accommodation or a bus transfer to and from the venue, please contact

Conditions for judges: Participation for judges is free of charge. Two nights in a single hotel room and travel costs of up to 500 EUR will be covered by ERA. Participants must be nominated by their national EJTN contact point. To apply, please contact your national EJTN contact point.

Fees in Euro: Standard 790.00

                       EU and ERA patrons 474.00

                       Young lawyers and other groups 592.50


Early registration discounts
10 % before 13.08.2012
20 % before 13.07.2012

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions;
Employees of the Federal government and of the Cantons of Switzerland

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier).

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