8 June

New Frontiers of Antitrust 2021

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From 8 June at 15:30 to 11 June at 17:30 CEST

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Program

8 June

WEBINAR #1
Tuesday 8 June 2021 15.30 - 17.30 CEST

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Frédéric JENNY | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee | President, Concurrences Review International Committee | Professor, Co-Director - CEDE, ESSEC, Paris (bio)

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH
Bruno LE MAIRE | Minister for the Economy and Finance, Paris*

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT CONTROL: GOING NUTS?
The economic crisis reinforced the control of foreign investments. What are the criteria for assessment? What is a strategic sector? How does the European Commission view the national regulations? Should competition authorities be consulted?

Jacques MOSCIANESE | Group Head of Institutional Affairs, Intesa Sanpaolo, Milan
Calvin S. GOLDMAN, QC | Principal, Law Office of Calvin Goldman, Q.C., Toronto | Former Commissioner, Canadian Competition Bureau, Ottawa
Damien LEVIE | Head of Unit - Technology and Security, FDI Screening, DG TRADE, Brussels
Angelika MILGER | Government counsel - Division VB1, Ministère fédéral des affaires économiques et de l’énergie, Berlin
Martha SAMUELSON | CEO and Chairman, Analysis Group, Boston
Moderator: Mark POWELL | Partner, White & Case, Brussels

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9 June

WEBINAR #2
Wednesday 9 June 2021 15.30 - 17.00 CEST

VERTICAL RESTRICTIONS: VBER, EVERYTHING CHANGED?
While the European Commission is exploring a possible revision of the VBER and of the Vertical Guidelines and assessing the various policy options proposed, the panel will reflect on some of the relevant issues and subjects in the VBER, some more controversial than others, but all having been over the years at the center of the debates on the legal framework applying to vertical restraints.

Svend ALBAEK | Adviser to Chief Economist, DG COMP, Brussels
Luc PEEPERKORN | Professor, Brussels School of Competition and College of Europe | Former Principal Advisor Antitrust Policy at European Commission, DG COMP, Brussels
Thibaud VERGÉ | Professor of Economics, ENSAE, Paris | Visiting Professor, University of Bergen
Moderator: Laurence IDOT | Emeritus Professor, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas | President, Concurrences Review Scientific Committee

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10 June

WEBINAR #3
Thursday 10 June 2021 15.30 - 17.00 CEST

COMPETITION POLICY IN THE POST-COVID 19 ECONOMY: WHAT TO DO OF ZOMBIFICATION RISKS?
In the prospect of a crisis exit, several challenges related to competition lie ahead particularly with regards to merger control, state aids, the impact of safeguarding plan, the failing firm defence criteria depending on the relevant sector or the risk of maintaining zombie firms alive. Should competition law be applied regardless of the economic phase, recession or expansion?

Isabelle DE SILVA | President, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris
Olivier GUERSENT | Director-General, DG COMP, Brussels
Jorge PADILLA | Head of Compass Lexecon EMEA
Séverine SCHRAMECK | Partner, Cleary Gottlieb, Paris*
Moderator: Nicolas PETIT | Professor of European Competition Law, European University Institute, Florence

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11 June

WEBINAR #4
Friday 11 June 2021 16.00 - 17.30 CEST

REGULATION OF PLATFORMS: ONE SIZE FITS ALL? EU, UK, USA, GERMANY…
Following years of debate, several propositions on the regulation of platforms have been enacted or are still being discussed in the EU (DMA/DSA), in the US, in Germany and in the United Kingdom. The portfolio of tools is wide: from ex-ante enforcement, data processing control to ex-post enforcement such as divestment.

Laurence BARY | Partner, Dechert, Paris
Cristina CAFFARRA | Senior Consultant, CRA, Brussels/London
Eliana GARCES | Director of Economic Policy, Facebook, Washington D.C.
Inge BERNAERTS | Director, Policy and Strategy, DG COMP, Brussels
Andreas MUNDT | President, Bundeskartellamt, Bonn
Mike WALKER | Chief Economic Adviser, Competition and Markets Authority, London
Moderator: Frédéric JENNY | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee | President, Concurrences Review International Committee | Professor, Co-Director - CEDE, ESSEC, Paris

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Organizers

The Paris “New Frontiers of Antitrust” conference is a unique occasion to network with some of today’s most influential global leaders in competition law. This conference, held each year in Paris since 2009, now ranks first among the European antitrust independent events in terms of venue, press reports and audience. The 2021 Steering Committee, headed by Frédéric Jenny, includes Prof. Laurence Idot, Prof. Nicolas Petit and Nicolas Charbit.

Languages: English - French (translation). This event is organised by Concurrences Review and is co-sponsored by legal, economic and media partners.

Please register for the webinar of each panel if you wish to attend several sessions. These webinars are open to all without fee/cost. The list of attendees will be communicated to the speakers. By registering for a webinar, you are submitting your information to the webinar organisers, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their other services. This webinar will be recorded. If your question is selected for the Q&A session, you are consenting to be recorded.

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