On October 20, Ariel Ezrachi, Professor at the University of Oxford, director of the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy, arrived at the Supreme Court.

Professor Ezrachi visited Riga in the framework of the program of guest lecturers launched by the Latvian Institute of Law in 2014. He gave a lecture on Competition Law and the Digital Economy "Competition Law, Online Markets and Offline Welfare Effects". The Supreme Court is also traditionally visited in the framework of the project.

In the Supreme Court, Ariel Ezrachi met with the judges and assistants to judges of the Department of Administrative Cases, as well as with the Head of the Division of Case-law and Research and legal research counsel to said Division.

In an informal atmosphere Mr. Ezrachi was introduced to the work of the Supreme Court, its main tasks in the judicial system. Competition issues of interest were discussed, such as the proportion of competition cases in the Supreme Court; specific cases, methods for finding solutions and other relevant topics have been discussed.

Professor Ezrachi also gained insight into the history of the Court by visiting its museum.


Information prepared by:
Iveta Jaudzema, International Cooperation Specialist of the Supreme Court of Latvia
Telephone: +371 67020396, e-mail: iveta.jaudzema@at.gov.lv