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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Recent Developments in the Enforcement of Article 82

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CONFERENCE ON THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF ART. 82

ROME, AGCM (ITALIAN ANTITRUST AUTHORITY),
MARCH 6, 2009

The aim of this conference is to address the recent developments on the enforcement of Article 82, with particular reference to the Guidance on the Commission’s Enforcement Priorities in applying Art.82. The conference will also focus on the assessment of efficiencies, on issues related to innovation and high-tech markets, and on regulated markets.

There is no registration fee.

PROGRAM
08:30-09:15 Registration
09:15-09:30: Welcome, Professor Federico Etro, Dr. Ioannis Kokkoris
09:30-10:00 AGCM President Antonio Catricalà Address
10:00-11:45: Debate on the reform of the approach to Art. 82 in EU and Italy
• Chair: Dr. Ioannis Kokkoris (Office of Fair Trading, City University, IMEDIPA)
• Luc Peepercorn (DG Competition, European Commission)
• Mario Siragusa (Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton)
• Damien Geradin (University of Tilburg, Howrey)
• Ombretta Main (AGCM)
11:45-12:00: Coffee Break
12:00-13:30: The assessment of efficiencies under Article 82 (with a comparison with the US approach)
• Chair: Alberto Heimler (AGCM)
• Denis Waelbroeck (Free University, ULB)
• Jean-Francois Bellis (Van Bael and Bellis and University of Brussels)
• Bo Vesterdorf (Plesner)
• Ken Glazer (US Federal Trade Commission)
13:30-14:30: Lunch
14:30-16:00: The application of Article 82 and Article 3 of Law No. 287/1990 in innovative and high-tech markets and the potential conflicts between IPRs protection and competition policy
• Chair: Federico Etro (University of Milan, Bicocca)
• Vincenzo Denicolò (University of Bologna)
• Alberto Heimler (AGCM)
• Luc Peepercorn (DG Competition, European Commission)
• Christian Ahlborn (Linklaters)
16:00-16:15: Coffee Break
16:15-17:45: Application of Article 82 and Article 3 of Law No. 287/1990 in Regulated Industries
• Chair: Giandonato Caggiano (University of Rome III)
• Professor Bariatti (Chiomenti Studio Legale)
• Ioannis Lianos (University College, London, IMEDIPA) and Javier Tapia (University College, London)
• Philip Marsden (Office of Fair Trading, British Institute of International Comparative Law)
• Pierluigi Congedo (Roma III, Accomply)
17:45 Concluding Remarks, Professor Federico Etro, Dr. Ioannis Kokkoris

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