22 septembre

10th Global Antitrust Hot Topics EU, US & Global Perspectives

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Jeudi 22 septembre de 12h00 à 17h30 CEST

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Programme

THIS CONFERENCE WILL ONLY BE HELD IN-PERSON IN BRUSSELS

Welcome Lunch

12:00

Opening Keynote Speech

12:45

Guillaume LORIOT | Deputy Director-General, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)

#1 MERGERS : EU, UK AND US PERSPECTIVES

13:15

Mette ALFTER | Director, Frontier Economics, Brussels (bio)
Eliana GARCES TOLON | Director Economic Policy, Meta, Washington D.C. (bio)
David STEWART | Executive Director, Markets and Mergers Directorate, CMA, London (bio)
Annemiek WILPSHAAR | Head of Unit, Mergers, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Taylor OWINGS | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C. (bio)

Chair : Catriona Hatton | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels/London (bio)

#2 NEW AREAS OF ANTITRUST INVESTIGATIONS : LABOUR MARKET, SUSTAINABILITY & COMPETITORS COLLABORATION

14:30

Vikram KUMAR | Principal, Cornerstone Research, London (bio)
Dirk MIDDELSCHULTE | VP Global General Counsel Competition, Unilever, Brussels (bio)
John TALADAY | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C. (bio)

Chair : Paul LUGARD | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels (bio)

Coffee Break

15:45

#3 HOT TOPICS FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL : NEW COMPLIANCE THEMES – COORDINATION OF GLOBAL INVESTIGATIONS

16:15

Raphaël de CONINCK | Vice President, CRA, Brussels (bio)
Hanna DANWALL | Head of Competition Law, Carlsberg, Copenhagen (bio)
Clare KELLY | Associate Competition Counsel, Google, London (bio)
Chair : Matthew LEVITT | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels/London (bio)

Additional speakers to be added to the program.

*to be confirmed

Documentation

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Panel 1 : Mergers : EU, UK and US Perspectives

1. Christopher Hutton, Matt Giles, Joe Beautridge, The UK Government announces a series of reforms for strengthening the UK Competition regime, 20 April 2022

2. US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, The US DoJ and FTC extend the deadline for public comment on ways to strengthen enforcement against illegal mergers, 15 March 2022

3. Martin Peitz, Jens-Uwe Franck, Reinforcing the Digital Markets Act : Merger control and structural remedies, February 2022

4. Logan M. Breed, Chuck Loughlin, Lauren Battaglia, The US DoJ and FTC announce a joint effort to modernize the horizontal and vertical federal merger guidelines, 18 January 2022

5. Matt Evola, Mary Hecht, Joel R. Grosberg, Lisa Peterson Rumin, David Henry, Jon B. Dubrow, The UK Competiton Authory updates its merger guidance in light of the National Security and Investment Act, 4 January 2022

6. Alain Ronzano, Public consultation : The European Commission gains broad support for further simplification of procedural aspects of merger control, 3 December 2021

Panel 2 : New Areas of Antitrust Investigations : Labour Markets, Sustainability & Competitors Collaboration

1. Jeffrey E. Stone, Justin P. Murphy, Daniel Campbell, The US District Court for the District of Colorado enters a federal jury’s acquittal in first of its kind criminal case against a company and its CEO for no-poach agreements with rivals (DaVita / Thiry), 15 April 2022

2. Hannah Walker Gore, Sarah Jensen, Rikki Haria, The UK Competition Authority prioritises digital markets and sustainability as key focus areas in its 2022-2023 annual plan, 24 March 2022

3. Stephen Wu, Joshua W. Eastby, The US DoJ and Department of Labor release a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen and coordinate enforcement efforts in labor markets, 10 March 2022

4. Romanian Competition Authority, The Romanian Competition Authority for the first time opens investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour in the labour force market for motor vehicle production, 31 January 2022

5. Simon Holmes, Sustainability & competition policy : an overview of EU and national case law, 6 January 2022

6. Kağan Uçar, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Hakan Demirkan, Sustainability factors in merger control assessments : Do ambitious efforts fall short of expectations ? , November 2021

7. Portuguese Competition Authority, The Portuguese Competition Authority publishes a final report and best practices guide on anticompetitive agreements in the labor market, 21 September 2021

Panel 3 : Hot Topics for In-House Counsel : New Compliance Themes - Coordination of Global Investigations

1. European Commission, The EU Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive disparagement by two pharmaceutical companies (Vifor Pharma), 20 June 2022,

2. Hendrik Viaene, Karolien Van der Putten, Hannelore Wiame, The Belgian Competition Authority publishes its notice on enforcement priorities for 2022, 16 May 2022

3. Jan Philipp Sparenberg, Florian von Schreitter, Philipp Heuser, The EU Commission sets out new rules on dual distribution agreements, parity clauses and resale price maintenance in its revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and guidelines on vertical restraints, 10 May 2022

4. Catherine Prieto, Perspectives on Antitrust Compliance : RILEY Anne, STEPHAN Andreas et TUBBS Anny (dir.), May 2022

5. Bill Batchelor, Aurora Luoma, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Frederic Depoortere, The UK Parliament revamps antitrust rules with broader jurisdictional reach, tougher penalties and more flexible procedure for merger control, 20 April 2022

6. Sabrina Borocci, Luigi Nascimbene, Aurora Muselli, Marina Maccagno, Vanessa Guzzi, The Italian Government adopts a Legislative Decree implementing the ECN+ Directive, which in turn provides the Competition Authority with increased enforcement powers, 29 November 2021

Organisateurs

This 10th edition of the Global Antitrust Hot Topics half-day conference is organised by Concurrences Review in partnership with Baker Botts, Cornerstone Research, Charles River Associates, Frontier Economics and Meta. Free registration, no on-site registration. Limited seating. In case of over-subscription, registration will be limited to 1 person by the institution. The attendees’ list will be communicated to the speakers. By registering you consent to us sharing your personal contact information with our event Partner Baker Botts L.L.P. Baker Botts L.L.P. are hosting their Brussels Office 10th Anniversary Party after the conference. Your personal contact information will be used by Baker Botts L.L.P. solely for the purpose of sending you an invitation to this event. The invitation will be sent to you directly by Baker Botts L.L.P. Conference accredited with CPD credits and credited for the Paris Bar continuing training.

  

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