Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop

   2023. április 21. 9:30 - 2023. április 21. 18:00

XXXIX CLaSF Workshop

Markets in crisis: the stress test for competition law

Friday 21 April, 2023


Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies,

a Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence

Budapest, Hungary

Address: 1097, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán street 4., Building T, Ground floor

Mandatory prior registration by 14th April 2023 by confirmation with



09:30 – 09:45 Registration and coffee

09:45 – 09:50 Welcome: Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz (Centre for Social Sciences)

09:50 – 10:00 Introduction: Barry Rodger (CLaSF) and Kati Cseres (University of Amsterdam)

10:00 – 10:30 Setting the workshop theme: Kati Cseres, Márton Varju (Centre for Social Sciences) and Judit Ricz (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies)

10:30 –11:30 Markets in Crisis: The Context, Chair: Barry Rodger

Marek Martyniszyn, Queens University Belfast, Competition Law and Policy in Times of Crises

Oles Andriychuk, Newcastle University, Markets in Crisis: Adapting Theory to the New Reality

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:45 Markets in Crisis: Risks, Chair: Francisco Marcos, IE University

Ildikó Bartha and Tamás M. Horváth, University of Debrecen, Rule of Law Risks in EU Competition Law in Times of Crises and Beyond

Juliane Mendelsohn, TU Ilmenau, When Competition Fails – Systemic Risk, Capture and Concentration

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Markets in Crisis: State Aid, Chair: Márton Varju

Monika Papp, Centre for Social Sciences and ELTE, Faculty of Law, Budapest, EU Strategic Autonomy and State Aid Control. Foes or Fellows?

Francisco Costa-Cabral, University affiliation tbc, From Crisis Cartels to COVID-19 State Aid and Cooperation: The Non-Exceptionality of Crisis Management by EU Competition Law

15:00 –16:00 Markets in Crisis: Liberalism, Chair: Szabolcs Szendrő, CMS Hungary

Emanuela Lecchi, University of Dundee, Merger Control in Times of Crisis

Haukur Logi Karlsson, University of Iceland, Outlining a Theory About the Role of Competition Law Analysis in Labour Markets

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30 Markets in Crisis: Widening Horizons, Chair: Angus MacCulloch, Lancaster University

Ben Evans, University of East Anglia, Pressing Reset: Towards an Islamic Value-Based Approach to Solving the Problem of Data Advantage

Nataliia Mazaraki and Anzhelika Gerasymenko, State University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Post-War Challenges of Competition Law and Policy in Ukraine

17:30 – 17:40 Closing comments