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The International League of Competition Law (LIDC) is a long standing association which focuses on the study of competition (antitrust) law, intellectual property law and unfair competition, both at the national and international levels. It promotes mainly the principles of fairness and justice in competitive trade. 

At the Geneva Congress, which took place in October 6-9 October 2016, the League has elected the New President, José Antonio Faria Correa (Brazil), the First Vice-President Carmen Verdonck (Belgium), two Vice-Presidents, Christophe Rapin (Switzerland), Zoltan Barakonyi (Hungary), the General Secretary Michel Ponsard (France), the Deputy General Secretary Nathalie Lobel (UK), the Treasurer Ondrej Cerych (Czech Republic) and the Deputy Treasurer Marianne Decker (Luxemburg). 

National groups members of the League 

 Next Congress : 4-7 October 2018 - Congress in Budapest

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In order to learn more about the Budapest LIDC Congress (4-7 October 2018) and to register to the meeting, please click on the respective files below.


Registration and General Information                     Programme



Accomodation                                                           Application Form PDF and Word

The Registration and General Information contains all the useful and basic information about the congress and about Budapest for the delegates and the accompanying persons too.

In the Programme file you find the detailed scientific programme of the congress with Questions A & B, the keynote speeches, the panel discussions etc., as well as the tours and programmes for the accompanying persons.

In the Accommodation file we have collected the hotels recommended by the Organising Committee. There are blocks of rooms optionally booked for you in these hotels. You will find maps that help you in orientation, short descriptions of the hotels, room rates and deadlines, and also links to book your accommodation directly.

The Application Form is both for delegates and accompanying persons. In the header you find the contact information to submit the form.

In case you have any questions about the congress, please contact our PCO at

We look forward to meeting you in Budapest soon.

Best regards,

José Antonio Faria Correa, President of the LIDC

Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi, President of the Hungarian Group of LIDC 

Gusztáv Bacher, Head of the Organizing Committee


Question A: "Who is/should be liable for breaches of competition law: which rules should govern the attribution of civil and (where it exists) criminal liability to the company, parent company, management & employee?"

International Rapporteur: Tihamér Toth

Question B: "How can the holder of intellectual property rights protect its brands in the context of on- and off-line distribution and after-sales service, and does the existing framework for such protection strike a fair balance between the interests of rights holders and the interests of consumers?"

International RapporteurNikolas Guggenberger


National Rapporteurs

Instructions for publication
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National Rapporteurs - Question A

International Questionnaire 

AutricheFlorian Schuhmacher
BelgiqueIsabel Rooms - Gert-Jan HendrixPhilippe Jonckheere
BrésilJoao Marcelo de Lima Assafim
FranceMathilde BoudouThierry BoillotMuriel ChagnyNizar LajnefLauren MechriGuillaume MelotMaud Boukhris, Martina Isola
Allemagne: Carsten Konig

Hong Kong : Catrina LamCherry XuTommy Cheung

Hongrie :  Hargita Árpád and Marosi Zoltán
Italie:  Ottavia Raffaelli and Michele Franzosi 
SuèdeHelen Andersson

Suisse: Suzan Hacisalihzade
UK : Richard Jenkinson 

Ukraine:  Serhiy Shershund and Bohdan Ilchenko


National Rapporteurs - Question B

International Questionnaire

Austria Andrea Zinober
Belgium : Richard Steppe
Brazil : Felipe Oquendo
Czech Republic : Radka MacGregor Pelikánová

France : Linda ArcelinJean-Philippe ArroyoJean Louis FourgouxMarc LauzeralThibaut Marcerou and Anne Servoir 

Hungary Szakács Eszter

Hong Kong: Winnie TamStephanie Wong
Italy :
 Marco Francetti
Romania: Paul Buta

Spain: Anna María Ruiz Martin and Vanessa Jiménez

Sweden: Johanna Spjuth

Switzerland : Pierre Kobel
UK Collette Rawnsley

LIDC Webinars

The LIDC hold a lunchtime webinar on Thursday 8 February at 1200, Midday (UK time) (1300 Continental time). 

Following the Part I Webinar which took place in November last year, Michael CousinSimon Genevaz and Colin Raftery, moderated by Pranvera Këllezi have kindly agreed to speak on the following subject:

 "Merger Control Regulation Hot Topics - Part II"

The topic for this discussion was : "merger control in a digital environment" and covered recent case law in the UK, France and in the EU. 

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 Events regarding antitrust issues, intellectual property and unfair competition

Other activities of the National groups associations can be found on their websites :

Austrian Group
Belgian Group 
French Group
Luxemburgian Group
Swiss Group
UK Group



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