13 October 2020

The Antitrust Salon - 8th Annual Bill Kovacic Conference

Date & place

From 13 to 15 October 2020

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Oct. 13

Webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 2 PM EDT

Welcome Remarks: William E. Kovacic | Professor, George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C. [bio]

Ian Conner | Director, Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. [bio]
Cristina Caffarra | Vice President & Head of European Competition, CRA, London/Brussels [bio]
Eliana Garces-Tolon | Director of Economic Policy, Facebook, Washington D.C. [bio]
James Tierney | Partner, Orrick, Washington, D.C. [bio]
Barry Nigro | Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice, Washington D.C. [bio]
Moderator: John Harkrider | Partner, Axinn, New York [bio]

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Oct. 14

Webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 2 PM EDT

Elinor Hoffman | Bureau Chief, Antitrust, Office of the NYS Attorney General, New York [bio]
David Lawrence | Chief, Competition Policy and Advocacy, US Department of Justice, Washington D.C. [bio]
Bob Majure | Vice President, Cornerstone Research, Washington D.C. [bio]
Moderator: Tim Cornell | Partner, Clifford Chance, Washington, D.C. [bio]

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Oct. 15

Webinar on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 2 PM EDT

Jennifer Mellott | Counsel, Freshfields, Washington D.C. [bio]
Michael Murray | Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C. [bio]
Hal Singer | Economist, EconOne, Washington D.C. [bio]
Moderator: William Kovacic | Professor, The George Washington University Law School [bio]

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Conference Documents

Webinar 1 - Digital in a Post-Covid Era: Are We Going Towards a Regulated Industry?

[ Cristina Caffarra, “Follow the Money” - Mapping issues with digital platforms into actionable theories of harm, 29 August 2019, e-competitions, August 2019, Art. N° 91579

Nicholas Economides, Ioannis Lianos, Antitrust and restrictions on privacy in the digital economy, September 2020, Concurrences September 2020, Art. N° 94275

Elisa Teti, Alessandro Raffaelli, Pharma & COVID-19: An overview of EU and national case law, 3 August 2020, e-Competitions Pharma & COVID-19, Art. N° 95938

Matthew Readings, James Webber, Sara Ashall, The UK Competition Authority publishes a series of regulatory initiatives aimed at online platforms focussed on digital advertising and signals a new path for UK clampdown on big techs due to the current inadequate competition law toolkit, 1 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95648

Webinar 2 - Vertical Merger Guidelines

David A. Higbee, Benjamin Gris, Jessica K. Delbaum, Matthew Modell, Ryan Leske, The US DoJ and FTC release the updated version of the vertical merger guidelines, 30 June 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95587

Andrew B. Kabbes, Karen M. Lent, Kenneth B. Schwartz, David P. Wales, The US DoJ and FTC issue updated vertical merger guidelines, 30 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N°95822

Logan M. Breed, Charles (Chuck) Loughlin, The US DoJ and FTC publish and updated version of the vertical merger guidelines, 30 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95647

Webinar 3 - Economic Recovery: What Role for Competition Policy? Cooperation, Mergers, Failing Firm Defense...

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

Alexi Dimitriou, Neil Cuninghame, Christopher Eberhardt, The UK Competition Authority uses the failing firm defence notion in a merger between a service provider and a food delivery supplier during the COVID-19 pandemic (Amazon / Deliveroo), 17 April 2020, e-Competitions April 2020, Art. N° 94649

Anne Faber, Didier Theophile, Failing Firm Defense - A Tool in Crisis?, September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, ARt. N° 95465

US Federal Trade Commission, The International Competition Network addresses enforcement and policy challenges of the digital economy conference co-hosted with the US DoJ and FTC, 17 September 2020, e-Competitions October 2020, Art. N° 96798


This is the 8th Annual Bill Kovacic Conference co-organized by Concurrences and George Washington University, in partnership with the sponsors. Due to the current health situation, this conference will be held via a series of 3 webinars from October 13th to October 15th.

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