WELCOME & LUNCH12.00
William KOVACIC | Professor, The George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C. (bio)
Jonathan KANTER | Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C.*
Moderator William KOVACIC | Professor, The George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C. (bio)
#1 MERGER CONTROL : NEW CHALLENGES AHEAD14.00
The US antitrust agencies have promised to “re-invigorate” antitrust enforcement. Among other things, the agencies stated that they aim to adopt new merger guidelines by the end of the year, have said they are taking a more restrictive approach toward remedies, and are prepared to litigate more cases. Moreover, the growing number of merger control regimes is leading parties to transactions to operate in an increasingly complex web of notification requirements, review times and processes, and substantive review frameworks. All of this change is happening at a time of unprecedented deal volume, creating challenges for business people and directors.
Jonathan B. BAKER | Research Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law | Senior Consultant, Compass Lexecon, Stanford*
Michael KADES | Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington D.C.*
Michelle MEAGHER | Co-Founder, Senior Policy Fellow Balanced Economy Project, Centre for Law, Economics and Society, University College London, London*
John NEWMAN | Deputy Director, FTC, Washington D.C. (bio)
Bernard A. NIGRO Jr. | Partner, Fried Frank, Washington D.C. (bio)
Moderator : Koren WONG-ERVIN | Partner, Axinn, Washington D.C. (bio)
#2 LABOR MARKETS : WHERE ARE THE ANTITRUST CONCERNS ?16.00
In the US, the antitrust agencies are taking an aggressive position towards practices that affect labour markets, including an unfavourable view of non-solicitation and non-compete agreements. However, recent decisions in criminal wage-fixing and no-poach cases where juries have decided to acquit, have raised questions about the effectiveness of such enforcement.
Pierre CREMIEUX | President, Analysis Group, Boston*
Makan DELRAHIM | Partner, Latham & Watkins, Washington D.C.*
Jacques MOSCIANESE | Executive Director - Group Head of Institutional Affairs, Intesa Sanpaolo, Milan*
Diana L. MOSS | President, American Antitrust Institute, Washington D.C. (bio)
Seema NANDA | Solicitor of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington D.C.*
Maureen OHLHAUSEN | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C. (bio)
Moderator : Alexander OKULIAR | Co-chair Global Antitrust Law, Morrison & Foerster, Washington D.C. (bio)
#3 PRIVACY AND ACCESS TO DATA : WHAT ARE THE LIMITS ?17.30
Data access is a hot topic in the US and in the EU today. In practice, the access to data must be ensured but faces certain obstacles such as the rise of data privacy regimes. There are challenges to accessing and sharing data while protecting privacy.
Slade BOND | Chief Majority Counsel Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, Washington D.C.*
Terrell MCSWEENY | Partner, Covington, Washington D.C.*
Yianis SARAFIDIS | Vice President, CRA, Washington D.C.*
Moderator : Jack E. PACE | Partner, White & Case, Washington D.C. (bio)
* To be confirmed
Enforcers : Argentinian Competition Authority, Brazilian Competition Authority, Bundeskartellamt, Canadian Competition Bureau, Chilean Competition Authority, DG COMP, European Commission, Japan Fair Trade Commission, OECD Competition Committee, Office of the NYS Attorney General, Mexican Competition Authority, UK Competition and Markets Authority, U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. District Court, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, World Bank etc.
Corporations : Abbott Laboratories, Amazon, American Express, Bank of America, Dow AgroSciences, Estee Lauder Companies, Etihad Airways, Facebook, General Electric, Google, Honeywell, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, News Corp, Qualcomm, T-Mobile, The Coca-Cola Company, Uber, Verizon, Walmart etc.
Lawyers : Arnold & Porter, Axinn, Baker Botts, Baker McKenzie, Bird&Bird, Charles River Associates, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Clifford Chance, CMS, Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, KPMG, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, McDermott Will & Emery, Orrick, Paul Hastings, Skadden Arps, White & Case, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati etc.
Economists : Bates White, CAP Economics, Compass Lexecon, Cornerstone Research, Criterion Economics, DT Economics, Economists Incorporated, EconOne, HBK, KPMG, NERA Economic Consulting, RBB Economics, The Brattle Group etc.
Academics : American University Washington College of Law, Brunel University London, Cambridge University, George Washington University Law School, Georgetown University, Harvard Law School, King’s College London, Kobe University, North West University, Universität Potsdam, University of Glasgow, University of Helsinki, University of Hong Kong, University of Indonesia, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Nottingham, University of Zürich etc.
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