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Lucia Bonova

European Commission’s Current Priorities in the Aviation Sector

European Commission

Apr 09
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Event Registration
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair's Remarks
  • Geert Goeteyn - Partner, Shearman and Sterling
09:10 - 09:55 45 mins
European Commission’s Current Priorities in the Aviation Sector
  • Lucia Bonova - Head of Unit, Unit F4: Transport, Post and Other Services – Mergers, DG Competition, European Commission
09:55 - 10:45 50 mins
Info
Brexit: Implications for the Aviation Sector & Consequences for Competition Law
  • Trevor Soames - Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • David Kendrick - Head, Airline Licensing & Consumer Issues, Consumer & Markets Group, UK Civil Aviation Authority
  • Rachel Nazarin - Legal Counsel, IATA
  • Where are we now?
  • Traffic rights
  • UK’s relationship with IATA
  • The future of One World Alliance
  • Competition law implications for cartel enforcement, mergers and state aid
10:45 - 11:05 20 mins
Morning Refreshments
11:05 - 11:50 45 mins
Info
Ownership and Control: Where are we with the Proposals?
  • Update on the proposals
  • Likely practical implications
  • Review of current national approaches and how best to practically address the differences across Europe 
11:50 - 12:40 50 mins
Info
Mergers, Alliances and Code-Sharing: Latest Developments
  • Ian Giles - Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Manal Maïla - Group Legal Counsel, Head of Competition Law Practice, Air France-KLM
  • Commission’s policy on code share agreements
  • What lessons can be learnt from Brussels Airlines?
  • A view to the USA: has airline consolidation gone too far?  
  • Global approaches to alliances: transatlantic alliances and a look to Asia
  • Alitalia: mergers and state aid
  • Review of recent mergers
  • Practical tips for coordinating global merger filings
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Lunch
13:40 - 14:25 45 mins
Info
Aftermath of Air Berlin
  • Miguel Odriozola - Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Update recent airline bankruptcies and their consequences
  • Allocation of slots
  • Implications for merger control developments
14:25 - 15:10 45 mins
Info
Distribution of Tickets: Competition Law Concerns
  • John Milligan - Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Lufthansa (and other carriers) direct selling
  • GDS issues
  • Price parity obligations
  • National case law developments
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Afternoon Refreshments
15:30 - 16:10 40 mins
Info
State Aid Developments
  • Jacques Derenne - Partner, Global Co-Practice Leader, Antitrust & Competition, Sheppard Mullin
  • EU legislation
  • Commission’s decisions (airports & airlines cases)
  • EU case law
  • National courts cases and national enforcement of Commission’s decisions
16:10 - 16:50 40 mins
Info
Private Enforcement of Competition Law in the Aviation Sector
  • Update on current cases and appeals
  • The impact of the Damages Directive on private enforcement landscape in Europe
  • Likely implications of Brexit
16:50 - 17:30 40 mins
Info
Practical Challenges in Compliance for the Aviation Sector
  • Moderator: Jeremy Robinson - Partner, Watson, Farley & Williams
  • Sara Falck - Senior Legal Counsel, SAS
  • Natasha Franklin - Competition Lawyer, British Airways
  • How to design a successful compliance programme for a global business
  • Managing internal investigations and external authorities
  • Practical tips when dealinge with dawn raids
  • GDPR and competition law: implications for JV’s and cultural agreements 
17:30 - 17:40 10 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks