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Key Sessions

A View from the Court

08:00 - 08:10 10 mins
Registration & Refreshments
08:10 - 08:55 45 mins
Info
InFocus Briefing B
Cooperation Between Competitors: How to Avoid the Risks
  • JVs
  • R & D Consortia
  • Dos and Don’ts
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
09:10 - 09:55 45 mins
Regulatory Perspectives
A View from the Court
09:55 - 10:45 50 mins
Info
Regulatory Perspectives
Regulators’ Roundtable
  • Konrad Ost - Vice-President, Bundeskartellamt
  • Jacques Steenbergen - President, Belgian Competition Authority
  • Review of major developments at NCA level: key investigations and enquiries
  • Proposals for ECN+
10:45 - 11:05 20 mins
Regulatory Perspectives
Morning Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:45 40 mins
Info
Regulatory Perspectives
Competition Law in the Age of Protectionism
  • Competition law policy developments in light of protectionist policies
  • National security concerns and merger filings
  • Foreign investment control developments
11:45 - 12:40 55 mins
Info
Article 102
Article 102: Review of Recent Developments
  • John Kallaugher - Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Defining markets - Servier
  • Constructive refusal to supply - Slovak Telekom
  • Discriminatory and excessive pricing
  • Exclusionary conduct after Intel
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Lunch
13:40 - 14:30 50 mins
Info
Vertical Restraints
Vertical Restraints: Review of Recent Developments and How to Manage Practical Risks
  • The future of the vertical block exemption
  • Vertical restraints online: lessons learnt from the e-commerce sector enquiry
  • Coty: what counts as luxury goods?
  • Most Favoured Nation clauses (MFN) and geoblocking
  • Retail Price Maintenance (RPM)
  • Developments at national level
14:30 - 15:10 40 mins
Info
Merger Control
Mergers: Review of Major Developments
  • Review of Phase II mergers
  • The role of innovation and non-price factors  
  • Conglomerate theories after Bayer/Monsanto merger
  • Vertical mergers including AT&T and Time Warner
  • Common ownership
  • Bundling theory: Is the Commission’s policy becoming stricter?
  • Foreign investment control
  • Remedies
15:10 - 15:35 25 mins
Info
Merger Control
Economic Analysis of Mergers
  • The debate around common ownership
  • Economic analysis of innovation in mergers
15:35 - 15:55 20 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:55 - 16:40 45 mins
Info
Merger Control
Practical Challenges in Merger Control
  • Procedural developments in mergers: gun-jumping cases and misleading information
  • Is EU merger control becoming more complicated?
  • How to engage with the Commission more effectively?
  • Tips for managing the merger process
  • Multi-jurisdictional mergers
16:40 - 17:20 40 mins
Info
IP and Competition Law
The Interface of IP and Competition Law

Review of recent developments including:

  • FRAND developments
    • Unwired Planet – what happened next?
    • SEPs
    • Internet of Things
  • Pay for delay developments
  • The Unified Patent Court post-Brexit
  • IP issues in merger control
17:20 - 17:30 10 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference
08:00 - 08:10

Registration & Refreshments

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09:00 - 09:10

Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction

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12:40 - 13:40

Lunch

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15:35 - 15:55

Afternoon Coffee Break

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17:20 - 17:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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