With support of the Competition Council, the Supreme Court, Riga Latvian Society and journal “Jurista Vārds” (“Lawyer’s Word”), the association “Latvian Law Institute” within its programme of guest lectures by foreign academicians, organises guest lecture “Identifying restrictions “by object” in European Union Competition Law” by Alison Jones, the professor at King’s College in London. The lecture will be held on Friday, 8 May, at 10.00 o’clock in the Golden Hall of Riga Latvian Society (Riga, 13 Merkela Street).   

The guest lecture will be held in English language, and no translation will be provided.  The length of the lecture is envisaged for 2 hours. The guest lecture will end with session of questions and answers that will last for 30 minutes.  

Participation in the lecture is free of charge. Invitation by the Latvian Law Institute must be presented. Individuals wishing to participate in lecture may apply in electronic form by e-mail: edijs.poga@lti.lv


References about the professor Alison Jones

 “We are glad for the suggestion of the “Latvian Law Institute” to invite Alison Jones, the professor at King’s College in London, to read guest lecture on issues related to competition law. The professor Jones is known by her academic and scientific contribution to field of competition law. Professor’s conclusions, which are summarised in joint work with Brenda Sufrin, the professor at the Bristol University – in the book “EU Competition law: Text, Cases and Materials” (5th ed., Oxford University Press, 2014) – has been famous source of doctrine also in work of Latvian courts.  Competition law in Latvia experienced fast development and increase of importance during last years, thus the lecture by the professor Jones will provide good ground for further discussion on competition law,” Dr.iur. Janis Neimanis, the judge of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, the Chair of the Board of the Latvian Association of Administrative Judges.

“Alison Jones, the professor at King’s College in London is recognised academic authority in field of European Union competition law. Study book on European Union competition law written by the professor Jones and the professor Sufrin, which is published by Oxford University Press and which was published in its fifth edition in 2014, is widely used by students and professionals in competition law all over Europe. The professor Jones has also been author of many other publications on competition law and other fields of law. This authoritative doctrine of competition law is used by Advocates General of the Court of Justice of the European Union in their conclusions (for example, C-434/13P Parker Hannifin, C-375/09 Tele 2 Polska and C-202/07P France Telecom), and cited by the Supreme Court  in its rulings (for example, SKA-149/2006 and SKA-13/2014) and by the Competition Council in its decisions,” Edijs Poga, LL.M., sworn advocate, the director of the Latvian Law Institute.



Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211