23 septembre

8th Global Antitrust Hot Topics : EU, US & Global Perspectives

Date & lieu

Du 23 septembre à 15h30 au 25 septembre à 17h00  CEST

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Programme

1

MERGERS : A DEFINITIVE NEED FOR REFORM ?

Webinar held on Wednesday 23 September 2020 - 15.30 - 17.00 CEST
See below for the documentation of this webinar.

Hanna ANTTILAINEN | Head of Unit, Mergers, DG COMP, Brussels [bio]
Peter DAVIS | Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Research, London [bio]
Adam SHULMAN | Deputy General Counsel, Celanese, Texas [bio]
Stephen WEISSMAN | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C. [bio]
Chair : Catriona HATTON | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels [bio]

2

PLATFORMS : TOWARDS A REGULATED INDUSTRY ?

Webinar held on Thursday 24 September 2020 - 15.30 - 17.00 CEST
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Oliver BETHELL | Director - EMEA Competition, Google, London [bio]
David FOSTER | Director, Frontier Economics, London [bio]
Eliana GARCES-TOLON | Director of Economic Policy, Facebook, Washington D.C. [bio]
Guillaume LORIOT | Director - Directorate Information, Communication and Media, DG COMP, Brussels [bio]
Maureen OHLHAUSEN | Former Chairperson, Federal Trade Commission | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C. [bio]
Brinkley TAPPAN | Assistant Vice President & Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T, Washington D.C. [bio]
Chair : Paul LUGARD | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels [bio]

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3

Friday 25 September 2020 - 15.30 - 17.30 CEST

[UPCOMING] IN-HOUSE COUNSEL ROUND-TABLE : NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES (GREEN DEAL, NATIONAL ENFORCEMENT, DIVERGENCE AND EMERGING REGIMES)

Camilla HOLTSE | Associate General Counsel - Head of Competition Law & Policy, Maersk, Copenhagen [bio]
Charles MALAISE | Chief Counsel, Antitrust & Regulatory Counsel, Koch Industries, Wichita [bio]
Miriam VAN HEYNINGEN | Senior Legal Counsel, Shell, Amsterdam [bio]
Chair : Matthew LEVITT | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels/London [bio]

CLOSING DISCUSSION : REDEFINING THE PRIORITIES OF COMPETITION LAW

Eddy DE SMIJTER | Head of A5 Unit in charge of international relations, DG COMP, Brussels [bio]
Respondent : John TALADAY | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C. [bio]

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Past webinars, interviews and related articles

Webinar #1 - Mergers : A Definitive Need for Reform ?

PPT presentations, full video, podcast and other materials

Available here

1. European Commission, The EU Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of wearable tech devices by Big Tech company (Fitbit / Google), 4 August 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 96180

2. UK Competition Authority, The UK Competition Authority clears a Big Tech company’s 16% investment in online food delivery company (Amazon / Deliveroo), 4 August 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 96182

3. European Commission, The EU Commission clears merger of global rail transportation companies subject to conditions (Alstom / Bombardier), 31 July 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 96129

4. US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, The US DoJ clears merger of major financial trading platform and major financial data provider (London Stock Exchange Group / Refinitiv), 31 July 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 96130

5. The General Court’s CK Telecoms ruling : Is Three the New Magic Number ? Towards a re-assessment of unilateral effects in merger review, 1 July 2020, Concurrences Law & Economics Webinar

6. Tristan Lécuyer, Digital conglomerates and killer acquisitions : A discussion of the competitive effects of start-up acquisitions by digital platforms, February 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 92964, pp. 42-50

7. Christophe Carugati, Reforming merger control notification thresholds, May 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 89868

8. Post-Mortem Analysis of Cleared Mergers : Where is the Innovation ? - 3rd Innovation Economics Conference for Antitrust Lawyers, 1 March 2019, Concurrences and King’s College London Conference

Webinar #2 - Platforms : Towards a Regulated Industry ?

PPT presentations, full video, podcast and other materials

Available here

1. Johan Ysewyn, Andrea Zulli, Kevin Coates, The EU Commission launches a sector inquiry into the consumer-related devices and services that are connected through a network and can be controlled wirelessly (IoT), 16 July 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 95840

2. Consumers’ "Decision-Making Sovereignty” : Challenging Business Models in the Data Economy (after the German Supreme Court in Facebook), 8 July 2020, Concurrences Law & Economics Webinar

3. 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

4. Claire Jeffs, Nele Dhondt, Dominance & Monopolization Research Program : An overview of EU and national case law, 25 June 2020, e-Competitions Dominance Research Program, Art. N° 93722

5. James Mancini, Digital antitrust : An emerging consensus ?, November 2019, Concurrences Review N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92053

6. Josef Drexl, Politics, digital innovation, intellectual property and the future of competition law, November 2019, Concurrences Review N° 4-2019, Art. N° 91838, pp. 2-5

Webinar #3 - In-house Counsel Round-Table : New Opportunities and Challenges (Green Deal, National enforcement, divergence and emerging regimes)

1. Isabelle Berger-Steiner, Marc Barennes, Isabelle BERGER-STEINER (Nivalion) : Funding competition claims – What is the impact of the Covid-19 crisis ?, 22 June 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 95258, pp. 16-18

2. Jorge Padilla, Nicolas Petit, Competition policy and the Covid-19 opportunity, May 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94317, pp. 2-6

3. Dirk Middelschulte, Christian Ahlborn, Dirk MIDDELSCHULTE (Unilever) : How purpose-driven business charms a competition practitioner, February 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 92530

4. Antitrust and Developing and Emerging Economies, 1 November 2019, Concurrences and NYU School of Law Conference

Organisateurs

This 8th edition of the Global Antitrust Hot Topics conference is organised by Concurrences and Baker Botts 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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