27 October

Antitrust and Developing Economies in an Era of Crisis

Date & place

From 27 October at 11:00 to 30 October at 12:30 EDT

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Program

WEBINAR 1: MERGERS - GROWING CROSS-BORDER CHALLENGES AND NEW LIFE FOR PUBLIC INTERESTS AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY

Oct. 27

Webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 11 AM EDT

Gönenç GÜRKAYNAK | Partner, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, Istanbul [bio]
James HODGE | Chief Economist , South Africa Competition Commission, Pretoria [bio]
Willard MWEMBA | Head, Mergers and Acquisitions Department, COMESA, Lilongwe [bio]
Vitaly PRUZHANSKY | Partner, RBB Economics, Brussels [bio]
Angela ZHANG | Professor, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong [bio]
Moderator: Daniel RUBINFELD | Professor, NYU Law, New York [bio]

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VIRTUAL RECEPTION ON REMO

Oct. 27

Tuesday Oct. 27, at 12:30 PM EDT.

This virtual reception will be the occasion to launch the book "Merger Control in Latin America" and will allow you to meet and chat with the co-editors (Pamela Sittenfeld, Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica & Paulo Burnier da Silveira, OECD) as well as with the different national contributors. Ivo Gagliuffi, former President of the Peruvian Competition Authority (INDECOPI) will deliver a short keynote speech.

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WEBINAR 2: BIG DATA AND PLATFORMS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Oct. 29

Webinar on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11 AM EDT

Kirti GUPTA | Vice President, Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm, San Diego [bio]
Frédéric JENNY | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee, Paris [bio]
Lars MESENBRINK | Partner, Orrick, Düsseldorf [bio]
Thomas KRAMLER | Head of Unit, Antitrust: E-commerce and the Data Economy, European Commission, Brussels [bio]
Pamela MONDLIWA | Senior Managing Consultant, Berkeley Research Group (BRG) | Research Associate, Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), Johannesburg [bio]
Moderator: Harry FIRST | Professor, NYU Law, New York [bio]

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WEBINAR 3: DOMINANCE AND COLLABORATIONS: GOUGING, OPPORTUNISM, ACCESS, INDUSTRIAL POLICY, AND THE CHALLENGE TO FIRST PRINCIPLES OF COMPETITION

Oct. 30

Webinar on Friday, Oct. 30 at 11 AM EDT

Babatunde IRUKERA | Chief Executive, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Abuja [bio]
Philip MARSDEN | Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges [bio]
Mondo MAZWAI | Chairperson, Competition Tribunal of South Africa, Pretoria [bio]
Marcio de OLIVEIRA JR | Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates, São Paulo [bio]
Thando VILAKAZI | Executive Director, Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), Johannesburg [bio]
Moderator: Eleanor FOX | Professor, NYU Law, New York [bio]

Wrap-Up: New York/Cape Town Minute
Dennis DAVIS | Judge President, Competition Appeal Court of South Africa [bio]
Harry FIRST | Professor, New York University School of Law [bio]
Eleanor FOX | Professor, New York University School of Law [bio]

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VIRTUAL RECEPTION ON REMO

Oct. 30

Friday, Oct. 30, at 12:40 PM EDT

Join us on Remo to celebrate the closing of the Antitrust And Developing Economies conference. This is an exciting opportunity for you to chat with speakers and attendees of the three webinars of the series. The event will be chaired by Prof. Eleanor Fox and Harry First.

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This conference has been approved for a total of 5 credits of CLE in the Areas of Professional Practice category (or 1.5 credits of CLE for each individual webinar). The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional. The event is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

All conference attendees will be eligible for complimentary 48-hour Concurrences+ subscription.

Conference Documents

Webinar #1: Growing Cross-Border Challenges and New Life for Public Interests and Industrial Policy

Andres Rubio Puente, The Ecuadorian Competition Authority publishes new merger review procedure due to COVID-19 crisis , 20 April 2020, e-Competitions April 2020, Art. N° 94483

Dave Anderson, Philip Apfel, COVID-19 Global Impact: A World Tour of Competition Law Enforcement (4 "Tracker Maps"), 23 July 2020, e-Competitions Competition Law & Covid-19, Art. N° 95551

Pallavi Shroff, John Handoll, Naval Satarawala Chopra, Shweta Shroff Chopra, Harman Singh Sandhu, Manika Brar, Aparna Mehra, Gauri Chhabra, Yaman Verma, Rohan Arora, The BRICS Competition Authorities issue a statement on COVID-19, 23 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 96524

Frédéric Jenny, Christian Ahlborn, Jeremy Bacharach, Christoph Barth, Christian Bovet, Marcel Boyer, Jacques Buhart, Maria Pilar Canedo Arrillaga, Michèle Carpagnano, Daniel Crane, Aymeric de Moncuit, Valentine Delaloye, Jacques Derenne, David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves, David Gabathuler, Mark Griffiths, Leigh Hancher, David Henry, Pierre Horna, David Kupka, Siún O’Keeffe, Christian Ritz, Giulio Cesare Rizza, Matthias Schlau, Mario Siragusa, Anastasia Usova, Faustine Viala, Masako Wakui, Competition law and health crisis, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94262

Webinar #2: Big Data, Platforms And Internet Of Things: A Challenge To Developing Countries

John W. Eichlin, William A. Leslie The New Digital Revolution? The Global Antitrust Focus on Platform Markets

Carl Dahlman, Sam Mealy and Martin Wermelinger Harnessing the digital economy for
developing countries

Oliver Budzinski The economics of international competition policy:
New challenges in the light of digitization?

Webinar #3 : Gouging, Opportunism, Access, Industrial Policy, and the Challenge to First Principles of Competition

Eleanor M. Fox, Mor Bakhoum Competition law in sub-Saharan Africa: The market solution or a Faustian pact?

Daniel L. Rubinfeld Merger policy for developing countries: Is there a special role for the BRICS countries?

Marcio de Oliveira Jr, Luis Guilherme A. Batista Assessment of coordinated effects in CADE’s merger review under Federal Statute No. 12.529/2011

Liberty Mncube, Laurie Binge, Helen Kean Local competition assessment of global mergers – playing golf with one hand? A focus on South Africa and remedies sought

Paula Farani de Azevedo Silveira, Paula de Andrade Baqueiro, Mor Bakhoum, Arsenio M. Balisacan, Luis Guilherme Ahlo Batista, Laurie Binge, Kevin Davis, Eleanor M. Fox, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Timothy T. Hughes, Helen Kean, Liberty Mncube, Marcio De Oliveira Jr, Leni Papa, George Paul, Daniel Rubinfeld, Pablo Trevisán, Competition law and developing countries: Overarching themes from Africa, cartels and corruption, and mergers, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94272

Organizers

This year’s Developing Countries’ conference will be presented in three webinars. The remote format has allowed us to bring together more developing country enforcers, this year not only from South Africa but also from Nigeria and the common market COMESA. Distinguished panelists from around the world will discuss developing countries’ reception of the biggest competition issues of the year. Webinar One focuses on mergers: cross-border challenges and the role of public interests and industrial policy. Webinar Two is devoted to big data and platforms: opportunities and challenges for developing countries. Webinar Three will address new issues of dominance and collaborations: how developing countries are dealing with price gouging and opportunism in the pandemic, and how they are incorporating industrial policy and principles of access and inclusiveness. Receptions will follow Webinars One and Three.

This is the 7th Annual Antitrust in Emerging Countries Conference, co-organized by Concurrences and NYU School of Law, in partnership with the sponsors. Due to the current health situation, this conference will be held via a series of 3 webinars from October 27th to October 30th.

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