Mirta Kapural is the president of the Competition Council of Croatian Competition Agency since 1 October 2021 when she was confirmed by the Croatian Parliament for this function after working as a member of the Competition Council since 25 January 2019. Until then, she worked in the Department for International and European Cooperation of Croatian Competition Agency where her main tasks included: relations of the Competition Agency with European Commission and EU competition authorities within ECN and within ICN, OECD, implementation of EU funded projects and participation in the negotiations and drafting of new EU legal instruments in competition law.
Ms Kapural chaired hair the working group for the preparation of Draft Law on Amendments to the Competition Act (2020) for transposition of the EU Directive 2019/1 (ECN+Directive) and working group for the preparation of Law on damages claims for the breach of national and EU competition law (transposition of EU Directive 2014/104).
After completed Law Faculty in Zagreb, she did her Master in European studies at the University of Sussex, UK. In 2012 she obtained her PhD in Company law and Competition law at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, PhD Thesis: “Application of leniency institute for immunity of fines or reduction of fines in competition law“.
Ms Kapural is an author of numerous expert articles in national and EU Competition Law published in national and international expert magazines and books. She is a regular participant and lecturer of EU and national Competition law at national and international seminars and conferences as well as the author of the seminar and regular lecturer on EU and national Competition law in the Public School for Civil Servants. She is also engaged as short term and medium term expert for competition law in different EU funded projects.
Ms Mirta Kapural, PhD
Present position: President of the Competition Council, Croatian Competition Agency
2019-2021 Member of the Competition Council, Croatian Competition Agency
2007-2019 Department for International Cooperation, Croatian Competition Agency. Main tasks included: coordinating international cooperation of the Competition Agency, especially in relations with European Commission and EU competition authorities within ECN and with ICN working groups, ICC Competition Commission, OECD.
2019-2021 Chair of the working group for the preparation of Draft Law on Amendments to the Competition Act (2020) for transposition of the EU Directive 2019/1 (ECN+Directive)
2018-2019 Medium-term expert in EU Taiex project-Assistance to Turkish Cypriot Community in the field of EU Competition Policy
2018-2019 Short-term expert for chapter Competition in EU twinning project Support Kosovo institutions on SAA implementation
2017-2018 Chair of Croatian delegation in the negotiations of ECN+Directive on fostering independence of national competition authorities
2016-2017 Chair of the working group for the preparation of Law on damages claims for the breach of national and EU competition law (transposition of EU Directive 2014/104)
2014-2016 Guest lecturer of Competition law at faculty of Economy and Forensic Studies in Split
2013-2019 Author of the education and regular lecturer on EU and national Competition law in the Public School for Civil Servants
2013-2016 Chair of the Competition Network for European Energy Community
2012 PhD in Competition Law and Company Law, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, PhD Thesis: “Application of leniency institute for immunity of fines or reduction of fines in competition law“
2011-2010 guest lecturer of Company Law and Contract law at the Faculty of Economy in Zagreb
Since 2009 lecturer of EU and national Competition law in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for Croatian civil servants and at national and international seminars and conferences
2007 Traineeship in the European Commission, DG Competition
2006-2009 a member of the Working Groups for Negotiations with the EU, chapters “Energy”, “Competition” and “Free movement of Workers”
Since 2004 employed in Croatian Competition Agency, worked as a case handler and Head of Section-market for services, deputy Head of International Cooperation Department
Between August and October 2001 Governmental Representative in the UN Office for Human Rights in Geneva
From 2001 until 2004 legal adviser in the Governmental Office for Human Rights with special emphasis on the international cooperation with United Nations and EU institutions
2000-2001 trainee in the European Commission, DG Environment From 1999-2001 legal adviser in the Ministry of European integration
1999 completed Masters in «Contemporary European Studies” at the University of Sussex, Sussex European Institute, Brighton, United Kingdom
1998 graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and awarded with Chancellor's award and with the Scholarship from Croatian Government for post-graduate studies in the U.K.
Author of numerous expert articles in national and EU Competition Law
Foreign languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Professional interests: Competition law, Company law, EU law and International relations