20 janvier

2nd Cartels Workshop : An advanced seminar on substantive and procedural EU developments

Date & lieu

Du 20 janvier à 15h00 au 21 janvier à 17h00 CET

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Jan. 20

Webinar held on Wednesday 20 January 2021
See below for the documentation of this webinar.


Juliane KOKOTT | Advocate General, Court of Justice (EU), Luxembourg (bio)

Topics will include outlook for enforcement for the year to come, impact of Covid 19, crisis cartels, cartels in the grey area (non price cartels), leniency incentives, parental liability case law and other recent developments.

Aleksandra BOUTIN | Founding Partner, Positive Competition, Brussels (bio)
Manish DAS | Head of Competition Law, Lloyds Banking Group, London (bio)
Maria JASPERS | Director - Cartels, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Milan KRISTOF | Référendaire, Court of Justice (EU), Luxembourg (bio)
Moderator : Kyriakos FOUNTOUKAKOS | Managing Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brussels (bio)

Jan. 21

Webinar held on Thursday 21 January 2021
See below for the documentation of this webinar.

Topics will include dawn raids, reduction of leniency, new tools used by NCAs to detect cartels, legal privilege, confidentiality...

Ashley BRICKLES | Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, London (bio)
Aymeric DE MONCUIT | Référendaire, CJEU, Luxembourg (bio)
Karima EL SAMMAA | Senior Antitrust Counsel, General Electric, Paris (bio)
Dirk VAN ERPS | Adviser to the Deputy Director-General for Antitrust and Cartels, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Moderator : Daniel VOWDEN | Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brussels (bio)

Language : English

Past webinars, interviews and related articles

If you would like to read about this event’s topic, you can access the following Concurrences documents. If you do not have an access, please inquire for Subscription here.

Workshop I - Substantive issues

PPT presentations, full video, podcast and other materials

Available here

1. Interview with Maria Jaspers (DG COMP), by Kyriakos Fountoukakos (Herbert Smith Freehills)

2. Mariska Van De Sanden, Tialda Beetstra, The Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal lowers with 99% a fine imposed for cartel by the Competition Authority due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 18 August 2020, e-Competitions August 2020, Art. N° 96581

3. Richard Burton, The EU Commission fines ethylene purchasers €260 million in cartel settlement (Orbia / Clariant / Calanese / Westlake), 14 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 96292

4. Paul Henty, Cooperation & COVID-19 : The EU Temporary Framework & national cooperation exemptions, 18 June 2020, e-Competitions Competition Law & Covid-19, Art. N° 95105

5. OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on the criminalisation of cartels and bid-rigging conspiracies, 9 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95318

6. European Commission, The EU Commission fines eight producers of capacitors for cartel (Elna / Hitachi Chemical / Holy Stone / Matsuo / NEC Tokin / Nichicon / Nippon Chemi-Con / Rubycon), 21 March 2018, e-Competitions March 2018, Art. N° 86590

Workshop II - Procedural issues

PPT presentations, full video, podcast and other materials

Available here

1. Interview with Aymeric de Moncuit (CJEU), by Daniel Vowden (Herbert Smith Freehills)

2. Webinaire Concurrences, Legal privilege and antitrust in the EU and the US : What’s new under the sky ? 27 November 2020

3. European Commission, The EU Commission fines car parts suppliers €18 million in cartel settlement in the market for closure systems for cars (Brose / Kiekert / Magna), 29 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96996

4. Adeline Archimbaud, European leniency programmes and private enforcement : Dangerous liaisons, September 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 95707

5. Christophe Lemaire, Michaël Cousin, The Paris Court of Appeal annuls dawn raids conducted by the Competition Authority to find evidence of an alleged price-fixing cartel in the domestic appliance sector (Whirlpool), 8 July 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 96109

6. French Competition Authority, The International Competition Network presents a scoping paper on big data and cartels analyzing the impact of digitalization in cartel enforcement, 30 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95610


1. Herbert Smith Freehills, Competition, Regulation and Trade - Cartel Enforcement


This 2nd edition of Cartels Workshop is organised by Concurrences and Herbert Smith Freehills with the support of panel and media sponsors. Please register for the webinar of each panel. These webinars are open to all without fee/cost. The list of attendees will be communicated to the speakers.

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