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Friday, July 20, 2007

Fordham Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The most important international antitrust conference of the year, the Fordham Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy, has posted its agenda and registration materials.  This year is the 34th annual conference.  The agenda is below:

Date(s): 09.27.07 | Thu - 09.28.07 | Fri
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pope Auditorium, Fordham University  

Thursday, September 27

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 

SESSION 1

9:00 a.m.
Introductory Remarks
Barry E. Hawk, Director, FCLI and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Convergence, Conflict, and Comity: The Search for Coherence in International Competition Policy
Hon. Deborah Platt Majoras, Chairman, U. S. Federal Trade Commission

Discussion
A. Paul Victor, Dewey Ballantine LLP (Presider); John Fingleton, Chief Executive Officer, UK Office of Fair Trading; Joe Sims, Jones Day

10:30 a.m. Break

SESSION 2

10:50 a.m.
Conglomerate Mergers and Vertical Mergers – A U. S. Perspective
Hon. J. Thomas Rosch, Commissioner, U. S. Federal Trade Commission

Conglomerate Mergers and Vertical Mergers – A European  Perspective
Carles Esteva-Mosso, Head of Merger Policy Unit, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission

Discussion
Ilene K. Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (Presider); Gerald F. Masoudi, Deputy Assistant Attorney, Antitrust Division, U. S. Department of Justice; Gerwin Van Gerven, Linklaters

1:00 p.m. Lunch 

SESSION 3

2:30 p.m.
Vertical Integration: Unbundling in the Energy Sector
Neelie Kroes, Commissioner of Competition, European Commission

Discussion
Stephen Kinsella, Sidley Austin LLP (Presider); Carlos Lapuerta, Principal, The Brattle Group; Abel  M. Mateus, President, Autoridade da Concorrência Portugal; Christian Stoffaës, Vice President, International Relations Department, Electricité de France; Peter Taylor, General Counsel, New Zealand Commerce Commission; Markus Wagemann, Head of Department, German Federal Cartel Office

6:00 p.m. Reception 

Friday, September 28

SESSION 4

9:00 a.m.
Remedies and Sanctions for Unlawful Unilateral Conduct – Roundtable
Andreas Reindl, Fordham Law School (Presider); Rafael Allendesalazar, Martínez Lage & Asociados; Stephen M. Axinn, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP;  Hon. Thomas O. Barnett, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U. S. Department of Justice; Hon. Denise L. Cote, Southern District of New York; Ian Forrester, White & Case LLP; Bruno Lasserre, President, Conseil de la Concurrence; Philip Lowe, Director General, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission; Prof. Howard A. Shelanski, School of Law – Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley; David L. Walsh, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, IBM Corporation

12:45 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 5

2:15 p.m.
Oligopolies and Competition Law
Hon. Frédéric Jenny, French Cour de Cassation (Presider); Peter Freeman, Chairman, UK Competition Commission; Stefano Grassani, Pavia e Ansaldo Studio Legale;  Prof. Thomas E. Kauper, University of Michigan Law School; Damien Neven, Chief Economist, Directorate for Competition, European Commission; David Scheffman, Director, LEGC

6:00 p.m. Close of Conference

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