II Annual International Conference “Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Education, Practice” (Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow, Russia, December 6-7, 2016)

19.12.2016 | 10:05

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The 2nd Annual International Conference “Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Education, Practice” was held in the Skolkovo Innovation Center on December 6-7, 2016.

The results of the 1st Conference held in December 2015 showed it became a great venue for practice and science’s symbiosis, and compilation of progressive ideas; it gave to the participants comprehensive answers to most challenging questions, helped to develop constructive suggestions and to get strong expert opinions on the most controversial topics of the competition law.

The 2nd Conference allowed its participants to discuss current trends of competition and tariff policy enforcement, share international experience in modern approaches to antimonopoly law enforcement, as well as summarize the results and expectations for the development of educational activities and scientific and research programs in the sphere of antitrust.

 

Press releases:

New technologies serving antitrust

Our tariff policy can be efficient only when it is connected to market development plans

Competition drives innovations

Trends of antimonopoly policy: suppressing international cartels, alliance between antimonopoly and patent laws, competition in e-commerce

Sergey Puzyrevskiy: the geography of Competition Law Department sprawls from the Far East to the North Caucasus

Elena Zaeva: FAS needs to form efficient competition policy in the field of information technologies

"Pharmaceutical companies should take into account the interests of the society and ensure access of public in large to innovations"

Anna Mirochinenko: improving approaches to analyzing transactions on the genetic material markets are on the agenda

 

PLENARY SESSION “Antitrust in the New Economy”

The Plenary Session was devoted to the discussion of the global challenges faced by the competition community in the new economy conditions: Participants of the session focused on how the antitrust community should develop new enforcement approaches to the markets, which are increasingly global and has cross-border nature.

Moreover, the Session covered the topics of innovations and challenges faced by competition authorities in relation to such high-tech markets.

In addition, current realities and changing canvas of antimonopoly regulation, the emergence of new markets create new challenges for the courts to consider cases on violation of antimonopoly legislation, forcing the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions.

Since the solution of mentioned issues is impossible without the involvement of a wide range of experts, scientists, representatives of the competition authorities, all of them were invited to participate in the Plenary Session and to present and discuss their expert opinions in this field.

Moderators: Igor Artemiev, Head of the FAS Russia/ Igor Drozdov, Chairman of the Board of “Skolkovo” Foundation

Speakers:

Igor Drozdov, Chairman of the Board of “Skolkovo” Foundation

Igor Artemiev, Head of the FAS Russia

Guillermo Valles, Director of Department on International Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities UNCTAD  

Grigiriy Ivlev, Head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property

Ariel Ezrachi, Professor of Competition Law, Oxford University

Alexey Ivanov, Director of HSE-Skolkovo Institute of Law and Development

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Moderators: Sergey Puzyrevskiy., Deputy Head of the FAS Russia/ Alexey Ivanov, Director of HSE-Skolkovo Institute of Law and Development

Ioannis Lianos, Professor, HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

Andrey Lysicin-Svetlanov, Director of Institute for state and law of the Russian Academy of Sciences  

Frank Schauff, Head of Assosiation of European Businesses

Theodor Thanner, Director General of the Federal Competition Authority of Austria

Jianzhong Shi, Professor and Vice-President, China University of Political Science and Law (to be confirmed)

Barak Orbach, Porfessor, Arizona University

Fabio Babey, Professor Zurich University of Applied Sciences

See presentations:

Antitrust in the New Economy (I. Artemiev)

Antitrust Populism (B. Orbach)

Big Data - Antitrust challenges in the automobile industry (F. Babey)

Virtual Competition (A. Ezrachi)

PLENARY SESSION (part II) “Innovative approaches to tariff regulation”

Natural monopolies important players  on the markets of all the countries so the tariff regulation is an integral part of the global regulatory system. The FAS Russia believes that tariffs ruling should be based on pro-competitive approach and put a priority on consumer interests. In addition, tariff regulation system should encourage the regulated companies toward innovations, getting rid of secondary assets, rethinking of its activities and its place in the market.

The second part of the Plenary session was devoted to the topics above, representatives of the FAS Russia, foreign tariff regulators, as well as international organizations and regulated industries were presenting their experience.

Moderator: Anatoly Golomolzin, Deputy Head of the FAS Russia

Speakers:

Anatoly Golomolzin, Deputy Head of the FAS Russia

Attila Nyikos, Vice-President of Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

Jozef Holjenčík, Chairman of Slovak Regulatory Office for Network Industries

Alexey Rybnikov, President, JSC “St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange”

Vasiliy Kiselev, Director of Energy Consumers Association 

Gennady Pyrzy, Director of National Agency for Energy Regulation, Republic of Moldova   

Pierre Kopp, Professor, University Pantheon-Sorbonne  

Andrey Shastitko, Professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University

See presentations:

Innovations in Tariff Regulation in Slovakia for 2017-2021 (J. Holjenčík)

National Agency for Energy Regulation (G. Pyrzy)

New Challenges to Tariff Regulation in the Energy Sector (A. Nyikos)

Tariff Regulation - Can We Learn Something From The French Case (P. Kopp)

SECTION No. 1 “Academic approaches to determination of Competition law as a branch of Russian law”

This section was about sticking point in a Russian law: the recognition of competition law as a branch of law in the system of legal disciplines. Speakers and participants of the section discussed the common problems faced by the Russian scientific community as well as analyzed the foreign experience in this context.

Moderator: Artem Molchanov, Head of the Legal Department of the FAS Russia  

Speakers:

Sergey Puzyrevskiy., Deputy Head of the FAS Russia

Irina Knyazeva, Professor, Novosibirsk State Technical University

Lyudmila Borisova, Head of Saratov Regional Office of the FAS Russia, head of competition law department of Saratov Legal State Academy

Artem Molchanov, Head of the Legal Department of the FAS Russia 

Aldash Aytzhanov, President of Kazakhstan Center for Development and Protection of Competition Policy, professor of Gumilev

Cornelia Gorinchoy, Head of Division for Unfair Competition, Competition Council of Moldova

Konstantin Aleshin, professor,  Department for Economic and Antimonopoly Regulation of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, head of Department for Control and Inspections in Public Defense Procurement, FAS Russia

Anna Filimonenko, master’s student, Department for Civil And Administrative Proceeding, Kutafin Moscow State Legal Academy

 SECTION No. 2 “Agro-genetics and global food chains: challenges of antimonopoly regulation”

This is an industry that has witnessed an important shift in competition dynamics, with, among others, the rise of the importance of intellectual property protection for companies’ competitive strategies within the global food value chains, the development of undertakings having a global dimension, which are present in various geographic markets and market segments, the significant technological developments that profoundly affect the interaction between the different actors in the food production process and the development of global consumer trends or mega-trends.

The Session was devoted to scientific and practical discussion of issues of influence of industrial and technological changes in the sphere of agro-genetics on global food value chains’ functioning. Participants were engaged in formulation of the key points of the report on agro-genetics issues.

Moderator: Alexey Ivanov, Director of HSE-Skolkovo Institute of Law and Development

Speakers:

Anna Mirochinenko., Head of Department for Control Chemical Industry and Agro-industrial Complex, FAS Russia

Ioannis Lianos, Professor, HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

Dennis Davies, Judge President of the South African Competition Appeal Court Jianzhong Shi, Professor and Vice-President, China University of Political Science and Law; Advisory Expert of Anti-monopoly Commission of State Council, China

Kumar Ujwal, Head of Analytical Group of  СUTS International

Sergey Mityanskiy, Head of the Leading Department of antimonopoly Regulation, Ministry of antimonopoly Regulation and Trade, Republic of Belarus

Mikhail Orlov, President of “Ambika Group” Agroholding

Svetlana Avdasheva, Deputy Director of Institute of Analysis of Enterprises and Markets, Higher School of Economics

Pierre Horna, Legal Expert, DITC, UNCTAD

Temosho Sekgobela, Case Advisor to the Deputy Head, Competition Commission of South Africa

Roman Kulikov, Head of Agro Division of Skolkovo

See presentations:

Seed Market in Russia - Competition Issues (A. Mirochinenko)

SECTION No. 3 “Innovative focus in procurement procedures”

Innovations in public procurement can be discussed from various points of view.

From the one hand, it is extremely important to build innovative procurement national system, which would be transparent and clear for all the participants of the market. In this regard, development of electronic platforms play an essential role in the modern public procurement process.

From the other hand, the role of innovation has an increasing importance in the competitiveness of national economies under globalized markets. This is also relevant to the public procurement sector. Encouraging innovation in procurement provides a catalyst for suppliers to improve their products and services which in turn, gives them cutting edge products or services marketable to the wider business community.

 The discussion during the Session was devoted to creation of effective models of public procurement in the modern economy as well as enhancing innovations through public procurement systems.

Moderator: Rachik Petrosyan, Deputy Head of the FAS Russia

Speakers:

Tatyana Demidova, Head of Department for Control over Public Procurement, the FAS Russia

Lyudmila Klimchenya Head of Department for Commercial Activity on Internal and External markets of Belarus State Economic University

Oleg Yakubovich, the First Vice-Chairman of the Board “Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange”

Dauren Zhandarbek, Director of Department for Competition and Procurement Policy, Eurasian Economic Commission

Michael Sachs, Vice-President, Federal Administrative Court of Austria

Gabriella Siffert, Legal Advisor, Public Procurement Authority

Biljana Kozlovich, World Bank Consultant on Pharmaceutical Policies

Victor Santos Rufino, General Attorney, CADE

Iliia Dimitrov, Executive Director of Association of Electronic Trading Platforms

Elena Agapova, Director of Competition Development Policy Center RANEPA

See presentations:

Major Challenges in the Sphere of Public Procurement (T. Demidova)

Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (O. Yakubovich)

Creating a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market through Strategic Centralized Procurement of Medicines (B. Kozlovic)

Current Practice and Regulation of State (Municipal) Procurement in the Eurasian Economic Union (A. Filonov)

Innovation in the New Public Procurement Act in Hungary (G. Havas-Kovacs)

Innovative focus in procurement procedures (V. Rufino)

Multilingual system for search and vetting partners in Russia (I. Dimitrov)

The Ausrian System of Public Procurement (M. Sachs)

SECTION No. 4 “Antitrust challenges and regulation of digital markets” 

The section was devoted to antitrust enforcement on digital markets. The relevance of section topic caused by the international wave of cases against transnational digital companies for violating antitrust legislation. The antimonopoly law enforcement in this field shows outstanding practices at the national level (for example, inadequate country competition law in the determination of the digital market products or services) as well as at the international level (lack of effective tools of authorities cooperation in transnational investigations). This session participants shared their experience of law enforcement on the digital market and jointly identified problems and ways of their resolution.  

Moderators: Elena Zaeva, Head of Department for Regulation over Telecommunications and Information Technologies, FAS Russia / Alexey Ivanov, Director of HSE-Skolkovo Institute of Law and Development

Speakers:

Elena Zaeva, Head of Department for Regulation over Telecommunications and Information Technologies, FAS Russia,  

Alexey Ivanov, Director of HSE-Skolkovo Institute of Law and Development

Ioannis Lianos, Professor, HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

Fabio Babey, Professor Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Theodor Thanner, Director General of the Federal Competition Authority of Austria  

Pierre Regibeau, Research Associate, Imperial College London

Denis Gavrilov, Advisor “Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners”

Pierre Horna, Legal Expert, DITC, UNCTAD

Barak Orbach, Professor, Arizona University

Ariel Ezrachi, Professor of Competition Law, Oxford University

Han Wei, China University of Political Science and Law

See presentations:

Competition Policy in the Digital Markets (E. Zaeva)

Antitrust for Digital Markets (B. Orbach)

Competition Law, the “New Economy” and Digital Platforms (I. Lianos)

SECTION No. 6 “Intellectual Property. Pharma. Competition”

The Session was devoted to issues of competition enforcement in the sphere of pharmaceuticals innovations. The issues of correlation between competition legislation and patent protection rights of pharmaceutical innovations were considered as well. This topic seems to be of high importance due to global interest to pharmaceutical market and its development as well as promoting fair competition in context of active innovation activity of companies in this sector.

Moderator: Timofey Nizhegorodtsev, Head of Department for Control over Social Sphere and Trade, the FAS Russia

Speakers:

Alexey Ivanov, Director of HSE-Skolkovo Institute of Law and Development

Ioannis Lianos, Professor, HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

Vikram Punia, President of JSC Pharmasyntez

Sven Gallasch, Lecturer in Law, University of East Anglia

Deni Mantzari, Lecturer, University of Reading

See presentations:

The Regulation-Competition Interaction in Pharmaceuticals (D. Mantzari)

The Context-Dependency of Pharmaceutical Antitrust  (S. Gallasch)

Competition Law and IP in the Pharma Industry (I. Lianos)

Antitrust in the New Economy (I. Artemiev)
(PDF, 1.312 MB)
Major Challenges in the Sphere of Public Procurement (T. Demidova)
(PDF, 759.471 Kb)
Current Practice and Regulation of State (Municipal) Procurement in the Eurasian Economic Union (A. Filonov)
(PDF, 3.451 MB)
Innovative focus in procurement procedures (V. Rufino)
(PDF, 588.255 Kb)
Virtual Competition (A. Ezrachi)
(PDF, 162.78 Kb)
Antitrust for Digital Markets (B. Orbach)
(PDF, 1.41 MB)
Creating a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market through Strategic Centralized Procurement of Medicines (B. Kozlovic)
(PDF, 631.179 Kb)
Seed Market in Russia - Competition Issues (A. Mirochinenko)
(PDF, 808.454 Kb)
Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (O. Yakubovich)
(PDF, 2.216 MB)
Innovations in Tariff Regulation in Slovakia for 2017-2021 (J. Holjenčík)
(PDF, 1.961 MB)
Competition Law and IP in the Pharma Industry (I. Lianos)
(PDF, 557.932 Kb)
The Context-Dependency of Pharmaceutical Antitrust (S. Gallasch)
(PDF, 691.542 Kb)
Competition Law, the “New Economy” and Digital Platforms (I. Lianos)
(PDF, 565.06 Kb)
Tariff Regulation - Can We Learn Something From The French Case (P. Kopp)
(PDF, 107.813 Kb)
Competition Policy in the Digital Markets (E. Zaeva)
(PDF, 552.213 Kb)
Multilingual system for search and vetting partners in Russia (I. Dimitrov)
(PDF, 2.649 MB)
Innovation in the New Public Procurement Act in Hungary (G. Havas-Kovacs)
(PDF, 248.992 Kb)
Antitrust Populism (B. Orbach)
(PDF, 3.8 MB)
New Challenges to Tariff Regulation in the Energy Sector (A. Nyikos)
(PDF, 645.381 Kb)
National Agency for Energy Regulation (G. Pyrzy)
(PDF, 3.431 MB)
The Regulation-Competition Interaction in Pharmaceuticals (D. Mantzari)
(PDF, 264.741 Kb)
The Ausrian System of Public Procurement (M. Sachs)
(PDF, 450.221 Kb)
Big Data - Antitrust challenges in the automobile industry (F. Babey)
(PDF, 705.32 Kb)