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Key Sessions

Thomas Kramler

New Frontiers for Competition Law: A View from the Commission

European Commission

Oct 26
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Main Agenda
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction: Does Big Data Create New Challenges for Traditional Competition Law?
  • Alec Burnside - Partner, Dechert LLP
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09:15 - 09:55 40 mins
Main Agenda
New Frontiers for Competition Law: A View from the Commission
  • Thomas Kramler - Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, DG Competition, European Commission
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  • Digital Single Market initiatives
  • Big data/algorithms
  • Enforcement priorities
09:55 - 10:15 20 mins
Main Agenda
A View from Japan: Report of Study Group on Data and Competition Policy
  • Shintaro Ueda - Deputy Director, Economic Research Office, Japan Fair Trade Commission
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  • Overview
  • Key findings
  • What lessons can be learnt by enforcers in Europe
10:15 - 11:10 55 mins
Main Agenda
Approaches to Enforcement Across Europe and Beyond
  • Bruce Hoffman - Acting Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
  • Shintaro Ueda - Deputy Director, Economic Research Office, Japan Fair Trade Commission
  • Antonio Capobianco - Senior Competition Law Expert, OECD
  • Will Hayter - Project Director, Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Bart Noé - Senior Enforcement Official, Authority for Consumers and Markets
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  • Comparison of approaches 
  • Do regulators have the means to deal with online platforms?
  • What can Europe learn from FTC’s approach to regulating data protection and competition law?
  • Japan Fair Trade Commission: recent report on big data and privacy
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
Morning Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15 45 mins
Main Agenda
Abuse of Dominance in Data Driven Markets
  • Tim Cowen - Partner, Prieskel & Co
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  • Foreclosure: does big data create a barrier to entry?
  • What lessons can be learnt from Google?
  • Update on the German Facebook case
12:15 - 13:00 45 mins
Main Agenda
Merger Control in Online Markets
  • Miranda Cole - Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
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  • Innovation markets – was Dow/ Dupont new?
  • New thresholds in Germany and Austria
  • Review of recent decisions including Microsoft/LinkedIn – what were the issues and how were they tackled?
  • Procedural enforcement – a 2017 priority?
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 45 mins
Main Agenda
Data Protection and Competition Law
  • Christian D’Cunha - Policy Assistant, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Nelson Jung - Partner , Clifford Chance
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  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Is privacy a competition law issue?
  • Information sharing and disclosure
  • Cyber security considerations
  • Joined up enforcement of competition, data protection and consumer law
14:45 - 15:30 45 mins
Main Agenda
Pricing Algorithms and Information Exchange
  • Claire Jeffs - Partner, Slaughter and May
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  • Explicit collusion and cartels
  • Information exchange and online platforms
  • Tacit collusion and price coordination
  • Update on recent findings and investigations
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:35 45 mins
Main Agenda
Online Distribution
  • Bernd Meyring - Partner, Linklaters
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  • Impact of the E-Commerce Sector Inquiry findings and subsequent investigations
  • Review of recent cases including Coty
  • Most Favoured Nation Clauses (MFNs)
16:35 - 17:25 50 mins
Main Agenda
New Frontiers of Competition Law: What is the Proper Concern for Competition Law?
  • Moderator: Jay Modrall - Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Frederick De Backer - Manager Regulatory Affairs, Telefonica S.A.
  • Jakob Kucharczyk - Director, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Europe
  • Agustin Reyna - Digital Team Leader, Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC)
  • Claire Simpson - Counsel, Legal Service, EFTA Surveillance Authority
  • Pola Karolczyk - Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
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  • How should online platforms be regulated?
  • Role of fairness and social values in competition law
  • Concerns for privacy, freedom of expression and democracy
  • What responsibilities do technology companies have?
  • Consumer welfare
17:25 - 17:30 5 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference