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Anna Vernet

A View from the Commission: ECN+

European Commission

Jan 29
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
  • Kristian Hugmark - Partner, Roschier
09:10 - 10:00 50 mins
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Competition Authorities' Perspectives
A View from the Commission: ECN+
  • Anna Vernet - Head of Unit- European Competition Network and Private Enforcement, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Where are we now?
  • Implications for national enforcers
10:00 - 11:00 60 mins
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Competition Authorities' Perspectives
Nordic Competition Authorities’ Roundtable
  • Rikard Jermsten - Director General, Swedish Competition Authority
  • Lars Sørgard - Director General, Norwegian Competition Authority
  • Jakob Hald - Director General, Danish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Páll Gunnar Pálsson - Director General, Icelandic Competition Authority
  • Sanna Syrjälä - Head of Unit, Merger Control, Finnish Competition Authority
  • Moderator: Niko Hukkinen - Partner, Roschier
  • Review of current priorities and enforcement trends
  • Cooperation between the authorities across the Nordic region
  • Review of enforcement powers
  • How to develop into winning authorities
  • Relationship between competition law and corruption
  • What does the future hold?
11:00 - 11:25 25 mins
Morning Coffee Break
11:25 - 12:05 40 mins
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Major Cases and Policy Developments
Major Cases and Policy Developments in the Last 12 Months across the Region
  • Per Karlsson - Advokat, Swedish Bar Association
  • Petri Kuoppamäki - Professor of Business Law, Aalto University Business School
  • Review of key cases from Sweden, Norway, Finland & Denmark
  • Similarities and divergence in approaches
  • What lessons can be learnt?
12:05 - 13:15 70 mins
Lunch
13:15 - 13:55 40 mins
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Burden of Proof & Other Challenges in Winning Competition Law Cases
Burden of Proof and Other Challenges in Winning Competition Law Cases
  • Caroline Eggert Frydenberg - Head of Competition Law, Nets Denmark A/S
  • Lars Henriksson - Professor of Law, Stockholm School of Economics
  • What should the burden of proof be in competition law cases?
  • Theories of harm
  • “By object” vs “By effect” infringements
  • Analysis of recent judgments and divergence of approaches taken by the Courts across the region
  • Why are the competition authorities struggling to convince the Courts?
  • Implications for corporates
13:55 - 14:45 50 mins
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Compliance
Compliance: Best Practice From In-house Lawyers
  • Hanna Danwall - Head of Competition Law, Carlsberg
  • Michael Ristaniemi - Legal Counsel, Metsä Group
  • Eleonora Skaffari-Väisänen - Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer, Fazer Group
  • Johanna Vennstrom - General Counsel and Business Integrity Officer, Unilever
  • How to create an effective compliance programme and get your message across your organisation
  • Dealing with different competition laws in multiple jurisdictions
  • Integrating competition law compliance into a broader compliance programme 
  • How does competition compliance and information gathering work in the post GDPR world? 
14:45 - 15:05 20 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
15:05 - 15:55 50 mins
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Investigations & Dawn Raids
How to Survive an Investigation
  • Moderator Ami Paanajärvi - Partner, Roschier
  • Maria Hempel - General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, Hoegh Autoliners
  • Peter Alstergren - Senior Adviser, Swedish Competition Authority
  • Elisabeth Styrvold Wiggen - Chief Competition Counsel, Equinor ASA
  • Preparing a company for a dawn raid and practical tips for dealing with them
  • How do the European Commission and National Competition Authorities approach dawn raids?
  • What data can the authorities collect?
  • Forensic searches and e-discovery
  • Internal audits
  • Handling media attention
15:55 - 16:40 45 mins
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Private Enforcement
Private Enforcement of Competition Law
  • Daniel Kim - Group Integrity Officer, Vattenfall AB
  • Ingeborg Simonsson - Judge, Patent and Market Court
  • Sara Falck - Senior Legal Counsel, SAS
  • Jukka Hakkila - Group General Counsel, Deputy CEO, Secretary of the Management Board, Kemira
  • Moderator: Olle Rislund - Partner, Bokwall Rislund Advokatbyrå
  • Update on the implementation of the Damages Directive in the region
  • Comparison of local procedural rules and their consequences for private enforcement
  • Jurisdiction and forum shopping
  • Passing on
  • Disclosure
  • Settlements and arbitration
  • Funding options
  • Considerations for in-house counsel when bringing a claim
16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
Can Choice and Competition Benefit Patients? Evidence and Implications
  • Tuomas Haanperä - Managing Economist, Copenhagen Economics
17:00 - 17:20 20 mins
Competition on the Market for Pharmaceutical Drugs: How Does it Work Today on Different Segments of the Market?
  • Douglas Lundin - Chief Economist, TLV
17:20 - 17:30 10 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Day 1
17:30 - 19:00 90 mins
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Networking Activities
Networking Drinks Reception

Join us for a networking drinks reception to meet fellow in-house lawyers from major multinational companies, regulators and leading competition practitioners from across the Nordic region - share practical experiences and build communities.

08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Refreshments

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

  • Kristian Hugmark - Partner, Roschier
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11:00 - 11:25

Morning Coffee Break

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12:05 - 13:15

Lunch

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14:45 - 15:05

Afternoon Coffee Break

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16:40 - 17:00
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Can Choice and Competition Benefit Patients? Evidence and Implications

  • Tuomas Haanperä - Managing Economist, Copenhagen Economics
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17:00 - 17:20
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Competition on the Market for Pharmaceutical Drugs: How Does it Work Today on Different Segments of the Market?

  • Douglas Lundin - Chief Economist, TLV
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17:20 - 17:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Day 1

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