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Key Sessions

Richard Whish QC (Hon)

Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction

King’s College London

08:00 - 08:10 10 mins
Registration & Refreshments
08:10 - 08:55 45 mins
Info
InFocus Briefing A
State Aid
  • The growing role of economic and financial analysis in state aid assessments
  • Insights from current state aid cases
  • The future of state aid in the UK post-Brexit
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
  • Richard Whish QC (Hon) - Emeritus Professor of Law, King’s College London
09:10 - 09:55 45 mins
Overview of Major Competition Law Developments
A View from the Commission
09:55 - 11:05 70 mins
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Overview of Major Competition Law Developments
Major Developments and Policy Issues in the Past Twelve Months
  • Articles 101, 102 and 106 TFEU – ongoing investigations and decisions
  • Overview of key European Court cases and their practical implications
  • Major legislative and policy developments
  • Key themes in merger cases
11:05 - 11:25 20 mins
Overview of Major Competition Law Developments
Morning Coffee Break
11:25 - 12:20 55 mins
Info
Cartels
Cartels: Lessons Learnt from Recent Investigations
  • Johan Ysewyn - Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Review of recent investigations and decisions at EU and national level
  • Upcoming cartel policy initiatives including the impact of the ECN+ proposals on cartel enforcement
  • Review of significant NCA decisions
  • Cartel appeals - Key learnings
  • Leniency incentives and disincentives - The current debate
12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
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Cartels
Cartels: Leniency Applications, Settlements and Appeals
  • Are leniency applications drying up?
  • Impact of the Damages Directive
  • Pros and cons of leniency applications
  • Settlements procedures: what do they bring?
  • Recent cartel settlements
  • Hybrid settlements
  • Practical issues in cartel appeals
13:00 - 14:05 65 mins
Lunch
14:05 - 14:55 50 mins
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Private Enforcement
Private Enforcement of Competition Law: Review of Current Developments across Europe
  • Impact of the Damages Directive on private enforcement in key member states
  • Cross jurisdictional comparison of key features: case management, disclosure, statute of limitation, standards of proof and procedural issues 
  • Review of key cases including Trucks and BritNed
  • Practical strategies for claimants and defendants
  • Economist’s perspective
14:55 - 15:35 40 mins
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Private Enforcement
Damages Beyond Cartels: The New Frontier of Private Enforcement
  • Review of current developments including Google, SEPs and pharma cases
  • Opportunities in vertical restraints and RPM
  • How to evaluate damages and other tricky practical issues
15:35 - 15:55 20 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:55 - 16:35 40 mins
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Information Exchange
Information Exchange: How to Manage the Risks
  • Paolo Palmigiano - General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Sumitomo Electric Industries; Association of European In-House Competition Lawyers
  • The many guises of information exchange:
    • Mergers including the role of clean teams
    • Partnerships
    • Market intelligence companies, trade associations and industry meetings 
    • HR
  • CMA’s study into algorithmic pricing and personalised pricing
  • Price signalling
16:35 - 17:20 45 mins
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Competition Law in the Digital World
Big Data and Other Developments in Competition Law in the Digital World
  • Update on the abuse of dominance cases including Google  
  • German Facebook investigation: Where are we now?
  • Amazon investigation
  • Big data, mergers and innovation
  • Algorithmic cartels
  • Relationship between competition law and privacy
17:20 - 17:40 20 mins
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Competition Law in the Digital World
Economist’s Perspective: Competition Law in the Digital World
  • What (if anything) makes digital markets different and challenging?
  • Innovative approaches to theories of harm
  • How to treat evidence in uncertain forward-looking assessments
  • Innovation and other forms of non-price competition
17:40 - 17:45 5 mins
Chair’s Closing Commentary and Close of Day One
17:45 - 19:15 90 mins
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Networking Drinks Reception
08:00 - 08:10

Registration & Refreshments

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09:00 - 09:10
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Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction

  • Richard Whish QC (Hon) - Emeritus Professor of Law, King’s College London
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13:00 - 14:05

Lunch

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15:35 - 15:55

Afternoon Coffee Break

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17:40 - 17:45
Chair’s Closing Commentary and Close of Day One

Chair’s Closing Commentary and Close of Day One

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17:45 - 19:15
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Networking Drinks Reception

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