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Monday, October 13, 2008

The Pros and Cons of Vertical Restraints

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The Swedish Competition Authority will host a seminar on The Pros and Cons of Vertical Restraints.

Programme, Friday 7 November

8.30 Registration and coffee
9.00 Introduction by the Director General of the Swedish Competition Authority.

The moderator for the seminar is Lucas Peeperkorn.
9.20 Margaret Slade: The Anticompetitive Effects of Vertical Restraints: An Evidence Based Approach.
Discussant: Christian Ewald
 
10.20 Coffee
10.50 Daniel O’Brien: Antitrust Policy Toward Vertical Restraints: Beyond the Possibility Theorems.
Discussant: Valerie Meunier.
11.50 Paul Dobson: Buyer-driven Vertical Restraints.
Discussant: Søren Gaard.
12.50 Lunch
14.00 Patrick Rey: Price Control in Vertical Relations.
Discussant: Joao E. Gata.
15.00 Coffee
15.30 Joanna Goyder: "The EC Policy Review and Resale Price Maintenance: Is Nothing Sacred?"
Discussant:  Matthew Bennett.
16.30 Closing of seminar, DG SCA and Lucas Peeperkorn

Each speaker has 35 minutes for their presentations; the discussants have 15 minutes each, leaving 10 minutes for general discussion.

Venue

The seminar venue is World Trade Center Stockholm, directly adjacent to Arlanda Express, the express rail link with Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The conference venue is marked by red dot.

Contributors 

Paul Dobson, Loughborough University
Joanna Goyder, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Daniel O’Brien, US Federal Trade Commission
Patrick Rey, IDEI, Université Toulouse I
Margaret Slade, University of Warwick, University of British Columbia

We have the pleasure of announcing that, among others, the following senior officials will comment on the presentations:

Matthew Bennett, Office of Fair Trading, United Kingdom
Søren Gaard, Danish Competition Authority
Valerie Meunier, Conseil de la concurrence, France
Joao E. Gata, Portuguese Competition Authority
Christian Ewald, Bundeskartellamt, Germany

Moderator of the seminar will be Lucas Peeperkorn, DG Competition, European Commission.

Registration 

All matters regarding registration and accommodation are handled by Congrex Sweden AB, pros-cons@congrex.se . Please register here.

You can register until October 15.

Questions 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our head of the organizing committee Arvid Fredenberg at arvid.fredenberg@kkv.se .

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