Eurasian Antitrust Forum 2022

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Royal Tulip Almaty Hotel
6−7 October 2022
The Forum has become a high-level professional platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience between state authorities, the expert community and businesses on competition and antitrust regulation in the national and cross-border markets of the Eurasian continent
Traditionally, the Forum participants include heads of antitrust authorities of the Union’s member states, representatives of the Competition Directorate of the European Commission, the Court of the European Union, UNCTD, OECD, the International Competition Network, judges of the EEU Court and Kazakhstani courts, leading experts and corporate lawyers
The Eurasian Antitrust Forum has been held in Kazakhstan since 2014. The Competition Protection Centre took the lead in the annual event for antitrust experts from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. The Forum is supported by the Antitrust Unit of the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union
Key topics
Алматы
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Planned amendments to Kazakhstani antitrust regulation
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Competition policy under sanctions
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Current trends in competition protection
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Improvement of the EAEU competition law
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New approaches to competition assessment on commodity markets and conducting investigations
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Problems of uniformity in law enforcement practice in antitrust disputes
Speakers & Moderators
Serik Zhumangarin
Chairman of the Agency for Protection and Development of Competition
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Arman Shakkaliev
Minister in charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation of the
Eurasian Economic Commission
Marat Omarov
Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Protection and Development of Competition of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Yerlan Alzhan
Director of the Investigation Department of the Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Gulzhan Almagambetova
Judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Venera Seitimova
Judge of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union
Andrey Tsyganov
Deputy Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service
Aleksey Sushkevich
Director of the Department for Antitrust Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Commission
Tatiana Chesnokova
Deputy Director of the Department for Competition and Public Procurement Policy of the Eurasian Economic Commission
Mammad Abbasbeyli
Head of the State Service for Antimonopoly and Consumer Market Control under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Jafar Babayev
Main adviser head of the state service for Antimonopoly and Consumer Market Control under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Aitzhanov Aldash
President of “Center for the Competition Policy Development and Protection” JSC
Chairman of Alliance of Antimonopoly Experts
Aidyn Bikebayev
Chairman of the National Bar Association
Senior Partner Sayat Zholshy & Partners
Elena Dobriyan
Vice-President of Competition
Protection Center (Kazakhstan)
Alexey Ivanov

Director of the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre

Director of the HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development (Russia)
Yelena Bychkova
Adviser to the President of Competition Protection Center (Kazakhstan)
Adviser to the Chairman of OSL Digital Kazakhstan
Irina Knyazeva
Head of the Research Center of Competition Policy and Economy at the Siberian Institute of Management Branch Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation
Evgeny Khokhlov
Partner Antitrust Advisory (Russia)
Vitaly Dianov

Member of the Board Council of the Antitrust Experts Association

Partner in Alumni Partners, Ph.D. (Russia)
Claudio Lombardi
Lecturer in Law, School of Law, University of Aberdeen
Director of the Eurasian Center for Law, Innovation, and Development (ECLID) at KIMEP University
Dr. Marek Martyniszyn
Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen's University Belfast
Elena Rovenskaya
IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Program Director
Speakers & Moderators
Serik Zhumangarin

Chairman of the Agency for Protection

and Development of Competition

of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Arman Shakkaliev
Minister in charge of Competition and
Antitrust Regulation of the
Eurasian Economic Commission
Marat Omarov
Deputy Chairman of the Agency for Protection and Development of Competition
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Yerlan Alzhan
Director of the Investigation Department of the Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Gulzhan Almagambetova
Judge of the Supreme Court of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
Venera Seitimova
Judge of the Court of the
Eurasian Economic Union
Andrey Tsyganov
Deputy Head of Federal Antimonopoly Service
Aleksey Sushkevich
Director of the Department
for Antitrust Regulation of the
Eurasian Economic Commission
Tatiana Chesnokova
Deputy Director of the Department for
Competition and Public Procurement Policy
of the Eurasian Economic Commission
Mammad Abbasbeyli
Head of the State Service for Antimonopoly and Consumer Market Control under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Jafar Babayev
Main adviser head of the state service for Antimonopoly and Consumer Market Control under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Aldash Aitzhanov
President of “Center for the Competition Policy Development and Protection” JSC (Kazakhstan)
Chairman of Alliance of Antimonopoly Experts
Aidyn Bikebayev
Chairman of the National Bar Association
Senior Partner Sayat Zholshy & Partners
Elena Dobriyan
Vice-President of Competition
Protection Center (Kazakhstan)
Alexey Ivanov

Director of the International BRICS

Competition Law and Policy Centre

Director of the HSE — Skolkovo Institute for
Law and Development (Russia)
Yelena Bychkova
Adviser to the President of Competition
Protection Center (Kazakhstan)
Adviser to the Chairman of OSL Digital Kazakhstan
Irina Knyazeva
Head of the Research Center of Competition Policy and Economy at the Siberian Institute of Management Branch Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation
Evgeny Khokhlov
Partner Antitrust Advisory (Russia)
Vitaly Dianov

Member of the Board Council of the

Antitrust Experts Association

Partner in Alumni Partners, Ph.D. (Russia)
Claudio Lombardi
Lecturer in Law, School of Law,
University of Aberdeen
Director of the Eurasian Center for Law, Innovation, and Development (ECLID) at KIMEP University
Dr. Marek Martyniszyn
Senior Lecturer in Law at
Queen's University Belfast
Elena Rovenskaya
IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis
(ASA) Program Director
agenda
6 October
SESSION 1.1
PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING COMPETITION IN A CHANGING REALITY

Moderator
Alexey Ivanov
Competition is a key condition for the systemic development of the market and the growth of the state economy. In recent years, protection and support for competition has become one of the main areas of economic policy for various reasons. New mechanisms for fostering competition on markets where, traditionally, the condition of competitiveness had not been decisive, are being developed. The macroeconomic situation is changing due to the transformation of the regulatory landscape.

— The current state of competition in the EEU
— Competition policy under sanctions
— Unfair competition under volatile currencies
— Competition policy as an important element of international economic relations

Discussion
SESSION 1.2
PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING COMPETITION IN A CHANGING REALITY

Moderator
Alexey Ivanov
— Improving the Union's competition law
— Current trends in competition protection
— "Soft" antitrust regulation
— Technological giants - an incentive or a threat to the development of domestic markets

Panelists’ speeches
SESSION 2
DOMINANCE IN COMMODITY MARKETS: UPDATED APPROACHES TO EVALUATION OF DOMINANCE

Moderator
Aleksey Sushkevich
The concept of "dominance" is constantly in the focus of antitrust experts. The transformation of traditional economic sectors inevitably leads to a revision of the view of companies prevailing on commodity markets. Do quantitative and qualitative criteria of dominance require revision, should special criteria be developed for individual commodity markets? It is only a question of legal regulation, but also of economic expediency.

— Issues of dominance in digital markets
— Dominance in the sharing economy
— Complex issues of collective dominance
— Changing views on the theory of market power
— Methodological or recommendatory approaches to competition assessment

Panelists’ speeches
SESSION 3
LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CASES OF ANTITRUST VIOLATIONS IN THE EEU

Moderator
Elena Dobriyan
Litigation on antitrust violations by regular courts is a rather complicated matter for courts of all jurisdictions, as it involves analysis of economic materials necessary for a decision to be made. None of the states of the Union has specialized courts or economic dispute resolution bodies. Judges and competition law practitioners are constantly pondering on ways to ensure the validity of court decisions in antitrust cases.

— The impact of legal positions taken by the EAEU court on law enforcement practice
— Possible expansion of the EEC's competence with regard to companies from other countries
— Proving adverse effects on competition in court proceedings
— Role of expert knowledge in antitrust cases
— Problems of proving antitrust collusions

Group discussion of law enforcement issues
7 October
SEMINAR
Seminar for antitrust agencies employees
TRAINING
workshop for business representatives on practical issues of reducing antitrust risks
SEMINAR
Academic workshop for students of KIMEP University, organized by BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre and ASCOLA - Academic Society for Competition Law
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