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Key Sessions

Christopher Vajda

A View from the Court

Court of Justice of the European Union

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
  • Pat Treacy - Senior Partner, Bristows
  • JVs
  • R & D consortia
  • Dos and don’ts
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
  • Alexander Israel - Partner, Cooley
09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
Regulatory Perspectives
A View from the Court
  • Christopher Vajda - Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union
09:40 - 10:25 45 mins
Info
Regulatory Perspectives
Competition Law in the Age of Protectionism
  • Alec Burnside - Partner, Dechert
  • Eyad Maher Dabbah - Professor of Competition Law and Policy, Queen Mary University of London
  • European Champions in the aftermath of the Siemens/Alstom decision
  • Franco/German initiative for EUMR reform
  • National security concerns and merger filings: military exemption and legitimate interest derogations
  • EU regulation on Foreign Direct Investment
  • National FDI laws: Germany, France, UK, etc.
  • Lessons from CFIUS
10:25 - 10:45 20 mins
Regulatory Perspectives
Morning Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 45 mins
Info
Article 102
Article 102: Review of Recent Developments
  • John Kallaugher - Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins
  • Defining markets - Servier
  • Constructive refusal to supply - Slovak Telekom
  • Discriminatory and excessive pricing
  • Exclusionary conduct after Intel
11:30 - 12:05 35 mins
Info
Article 102
Economic Analysis of Article 102
  • David Foster - Director, Frontier Economics
  • Latest trends in economic analysis of Article 102
  • Review of current cases from an economics perspective
12:05 - 12:50 45 mins
Info
Vertical Restraints
Vertical Restraints: Review of Recent Developments and How to Manage Practical Risks
  • Aster Kamp-van de Velden - General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Buma Stemra
  • Mélanie Thill-Tayara - Partner, Dechert LLP
  • 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
12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Info
Merger Control
Mergers: Review of Major Developments
  • Jenine Hulsmann - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
  • 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
14:30 - 15:30 60 mins
Info
Merger Control
Practical Challenges in Merger Control
  • Moderator Ian Giles - Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Joel Bamford - Senior Director, Mergers, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Juhani Kostka - Head of Competition Law - Associate General Counsel, LafargeHolcim
  • Jörn Eickhoff - Senior Counsel, Siemens AG
  • Gönenç Gürkaynak - Founding Partner, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
  • Fabian Pape - Head of Unit, German & European Merger Control, Bundeskartellamt
  • 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
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Info
IP and Competition Law
The Interface of IP and Competition Law
  • Koren W. Wong-Ervin - Director of Antitrust & IP Policy and Litigation, Qualcomm Incorporated and Senior Expert and Researcher, China’s University of International Business and Economics
  • James Flynn QC, Brick Court Chambers

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
16:15 - 16:25 10 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference
08:00 - 08:10

Registration & Refreshments

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

  • Alexander Israel - Partner, Cooley
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12:50 - 14:00

Lunch

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16:15 - 16:25

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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