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Tuesday 12th February 2019
Grand Hyatt San Francisco,
California, USA

Antitrust West Coast 2019

Review the biggest antitrust developments in just 1 day. Discuss practical challenges faced specifically by West Coast corporates, share insights and strategies with in-house counsel.

Accredited for 6.5 hrs General MCLE by the State Bar of California

Free for in-house counsel and regulators


Are you in-house counsel or a regulatory body representative?

Then you're in luck... we have a limited number of free tickets for you.

WHAT IS ON THE ANTITRUST WEST COAST CONFERENCE AGENDA?

Vertical Mergers, Innovation & Non-Price Considerations in Mergers

Review the momentous decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon to allow AT&T Inc to acquire Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion and its consequences for mergers. Our panel of expert speakers will discuss recent trends in mergers including the role of non-price factors, innovation after Dow/ Du Pont, pre-merger information exchange, remedies and economic analysis. 

Big Data: Privacy, Data & Disruptive Innovation

Antitrust authorities across the globe are coming to grips with big data and its implications for market power. This session will explore what issues are involved and how the authorities are approaching them. Join the debate on whether big data needs to be regulated and if so how, and how antitrust authorities should adapt to these new challenges.

Vertical Restraints & Distribution: Current Developments

Join this practical session led by in-house counsel from eBay, Dell and Sony to gain insight into the latest challenges in vertical restraints and distribution including exclusionary conduct and e-commerce. Our speakers will look at developments in Europe including geoblocking regulation, Most Favoured Nation clauses and selective distribution after Coty and ASICS.

New Types of Cartels: How are the Authorities Approaching Them?

The authorities are confronting new types of cartels posed by artificial intelligence, algorithms and machine learning. During this session we will examine whether these types of cartels require new thinking from the authorities and consider the DoJ’s approach to no-poach cases, competitor price signalling and recent Supreme Court cases including American Express and Vitamin C.

Antitrust Compliance: In-House Perspectives

How should competition compliance toolkits be used to develop global compliance programs? How best to run internal investigations and deal with external authorities? What to do to prepare your company for a dawn raid? How to minimise publicity and preserve reputation in case of an investigation? Share insights and best strategies with our panel of expert in-house speakers.

Spotlight on the Pharmaceutical Sector

Review recent cases in the pharmaceutical sector including FTC's reverse payment settlements Actavis decision, product hopping cases and private class action litigation. During this session you will have an opportunity to look over the pond at EU's “abuse of dominance” pricing investigations and what US companies can learn from them to avoid expensive litigation in Europe.    

Special Networking Drinks Reception!


Join us for a special drinks reception.

Meet fellow in-house lawyers from major multinational companies, policy makers and leading competition practitioners - share practical experiences and build communities.


Why attend KNect365 Law’s antitrust conferences?

Provides information of great practical relevance and really adds value to my day-to-day in-house practice!

Global Counsel BD & Transactions, Eli Lilly and Company

Wonderfully detailed and up to the minute presentations

Partner,  A&L Goodbody

An excellent opportunity to get a very good overview of the latest developments

Group Compliance Officer, Ericsson

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