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Key Sessions

Anna Vernet

A View from the Commission: ECN+

European Commission

Feb 08
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Kristian Hugmark - Partner, Roschier
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
A View from the Commission: ECN+
  • Anna Vernet - Head of Unit- European Competition Network and Private Enforcement, DG Competition, European Commission
  • ECN+
    • Why this draft directive matters
    • How it would affect the effectiveness and independence of the national competition authorities
09:50 - 10:45 55 mins
Nordic Competition Authorities’ Roundtable
  • Jakob Hald - Director General, Danish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Rikard Jermsten - Director General, Swedish Competition Authority
  • Lars Sørgard - Director General, Norwegian Competition Authority
  • Timo Mattila - Head of Competition Division, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Páll Gunnar Pálsson - Director General, Icelandic Competition Authority
  • Current trends and priorities in the region
  • Cooperation across the region
  • Review of enforcement powers and national changes
  • The role of economic evidence in competition law cases including proving by-object infringements
10:45 - 11:05 20 mins
Morning Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:50 45 mins
The Dos and Don'ts of Consortia and Joint Bidding
  • Moderator: Kjetil Haare Johansen - Partner, Advokatfirma DLA Piper Norway DA
  • Antonio Capobianco - Senior Competition Law Expert, OECD
  • Geir Dyngeland - Vice President Group Legal, Telenor ASA
  • Daniel Colgan - Partner, DLA Piper International
  • Analysis of enforcement priorities and recent cases across the Nordic region
  • New developments including recent Danish guidelines and "safe harbour"
  • Soft law guideline comparison Norway-Denmark-Sweden & EU
  • Possibility for prior guidance
  • Consortium competition law checklist
11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
Merger Control in the Nordic Region: Regulators’ Perspective
  • Gjermund Mathisen - Director of Competition and State Aid, EFTA Surveillance Authority
  • Per Karlsson - Chief Legal Officer, Swedish Competition Authority
  • Review of Phase II investigations
  • Peculiarities of mergers in small economies
  • Procedural developments including the proposed mandate to block mergers in Sweden
  •  “Cross-pillar” mergers
12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
Merger Control in the Nordic Region: In-House Perspective
  • Johan Nybergh - General Counsel, Lemminkainen Corporation
  • Morten Toft - Senior Legal Counsel, A.P. Moller-Maersk
  • Pernilla Heidenvall - Vice-President and Head of Legal, Volvo Car Corporation
  • Choice of remedies in merger settlements
  • Compliance with merger settlements
  • Gun jumping
  • Practical challenges in multi-jurisdictional merger control investigations
13:00 - 13:20 20 mins
Economic Analysis in Mergers
  • Petter Berg - Principal, RBB Economics
  • Niklas Strand - Principal, RBB Economics
  • The economics of conglomerate mergers
  • Mergers and innovation
13:20 - 14:20 60 mins
14:20 - 15:05 45 mins
Practical Guide to Competition Compliance
  • Moderator: Ian Rose - Vice-President, Compliance, Volvo Trucks
  • Sune Larsen - Chief Compliance Officer, Sandvik
  • Hanna Danwall - Head of Competition Law, Carlsberg
  • Ulrika Wester - Group Compliance Officer, Modern Times Group MTG AB
  • How to create an effective compliance programme in a global organisation
  • Dealing with different competition laws in multiple jurisdictions
  • Integrating competition law compliance into a broader compliance programme including anti-corruption, data protection and export control
15:05 - 15:50 45 mins
Abuse of Dominance in Light of Recent Cases
  • Moderator: Ami Paanajärvi - Partner, Roschier
  • Saara Vahvaselka - Senior Legal Counsel, Valio
  • Pia Nyholm - Senior Legal Counsel, Neste
  • Jessica Karlberg Lagrelius - General Counsel, Postnord

The session will conducted as a Q&A moderated panel and the panelists will focus on discussing, amongst others:

  • Rebates – what is the status of the law?
  • Excessive pricing in light of the AKKA/LAA
  • Review of national landmark abuse of dominance cases
  • The use of economic analysis in abuse of dominance cases – latest trends and practices and how these and other abuse of dominance related questions are in practice handled by in-house practitioners and their advisors
15:50 - 16:15 25 mins
Afternoon Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00 45 mins
Digital World: New Frontier for Competition Law
  • Moderator: Caroline Eggert Frydenberg - Head of Competition Law, Nets Denmark A/S
  • Maria Wasastjerna - Senior Legal Counsel, Competition Law, Nokia
  • Elin Moen - Senior IP and Competition Counsel, Schibsted
  • Camilla Robstad - Group Legal, Orkla
  • Pekka Sääskilahti - Senior Vice President and Head of Finland and Scandinavia, Compass Lexecon
  • The Commission’s E-Commerce report and recent case law developments
  • Big data and competition law
  • Is privacy a competition law concern?
  • IP and competition law
  • Nordic NCAs approach including Sweden’s report on the sharing economy
17:00 - 18:00 60 mins
Private Enforcement of Competition Law
  • Moderator: Andrew B. Bullion - Partner, Hausfeld
  • Judge Stefan Johansson, Patent and Market Court (Stockholm District Court)
  • Jukka Hakkila - Group General Counsel, Kemira
  • Sara Falck - Senior Legal Counsel, SAS
  • Christian Stuerwald - Head of Case Assessment, Calunius Capital LLP

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Implementation of the EU Damages Directive in the region
  • Comparison of local procedural rules and their consequences for private enforcement
  • Jurisdiction and forum shopping
  • Passing on
  • Disclosure
  • Risks and opportunitites for in-house lawyers
  • Settlements and arbitration
  • Funding options
18:00 - 18:05 5 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Conference