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Friday, May 8, 2009

Issues at the Forefront of Monopolization and Abuse of Dominance

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Loyola Chicago Law School and the University of Haifa Law School present:

Issues at the Forefront of Monopolization and
Abuse of Dominance

May 24-26, 2009

 

Event Schedule for Sunday, May 24, 2009

9:30 a.m.

Registration and Welcoming Reception


10:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Eli Salzberger, Dean, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

Michal S. Gal, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

Session 1: Theories of Harm

Chair: Michal S. Gal, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

10:30 a.m.

Dan Crane, Cardozo School of Law, "Monopoly Broth Makes for Bad Soup"

Commentator: Adi Ayal, Bar Ilan University School of Law

11:00 a.m.

Josef Drexl, Max Planck Institute, "Real Knowledge is to Know the Extent of One's Ignorance: On the Consumer Harm Approach in IP-related Cases"

Commentator: Fred Jenny, Cour de cassation

11:30 a.m.

Ioannis Lianos, University College London, "Classification of Abuses in Article 82 EC: A "Straight Story"?"

Commentator: Ariel Ezrachi, Oxford University Faculty of Law

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Guided Tour of the Hecht Museum, University of Haifa

Session II: Exclusionary Practices I

Chair: Avishalom Tor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

3:30 p.m.

Steve Salop, Georgetown Law Center, "Section 2 in a Time of Transition: Refusals to Deal and Price Squeezes"

Commentator: Pamela Jones Harbour, Federal Trade Commission

4:00 p.m.

Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, "A Comparative Look at Essential Facilities and Refusals to Deal"

Commentator: Josef Drexl, Max Planck Institute

4:30 p.m.

Philip Marsden, British Institute of International & Comparative Law, "Attraction vs. Suction: How Goes the Trans-Atlantic Divide on Fidelity Rebates?"

Commentator: David Gilo, Tel Aviv University Facult of Law

5:00 p.m.

Coffee Break


Session III: Exclusionary Practices II

Chair: Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

5:30 p.m.

Pamela Jones Harbour, Federal Trade Commission, "Section 2 in a Web 2.0 World: An Expanded Vision of Relevant Product Markets"

Commentator: Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

6:00 p.m.

Adi Ayal, Bar Ilan University School of Law, "Voluntary Network Effects"

Commentator: Jorge Padilla, LECG

7:00 p.m.

Gala Dinner, University of Haifa

Event Schedule - Monday, May 25, 2008

Session IV: Exclusionary Practices III

Chair: Michal S. Gal, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

9:30 a.m.

Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee College of Law, "How Do (or Should) Countries Treat a Dominant Firm's Deceptive Conduct?"

Commentator: Steve Salop, Georgetown Law Center

10:00 a.m.

Avishalom Tor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law, "Anticompetitive Acquisitions of Market Power: Evaluating the US and EU Approaches"

Commentator: Ioannis Lianos, University College London

10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break


Session V: Exploitative Practices

Chair: Avishalom Tor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

11:00 a.m.

Fred Jenny, Cour de cassation, "Exploitative Abuses of Dominance"

Commentator: Bill Kovacic, Federal Trade Commission

11:30 a.m.

Ariel Ezrachi & David Gilo, Oxford University Faculty of Law & Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, "Are Excessive Prices Really Self-Correcting?"

Commentator: Dan Crane, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

12:30 p.m.

Lunch


Session VI: Enforcement Challenges I

Chair: Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

2:30 p.m.

Michal S. Gal & Jorge Padilla, University of Haifa Faculty of Law & LECG, "The Follower Effect and Error Costs: Implications for Monopolization"

Commentator: Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee College of Law

3:00 p.m.

Ariel Ezrachi, Oxford University Faculty of Law, "The European Commission's Guidance on Article 82 EC - The uncertain future of the Effect-Based Approach"

Commentator: David Gerber, Chicago-Kent School of Law

3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break


Session VII: Enforcement Challenges II

Chair: Michal S. Gal, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

4:15 p.m.

Bill Kovacic, Federal Trade Commission, "Federal Trade Commission Administrative Adjudication and the Development of Standards for Dominant Firm Behavior"

Commentator: Michal S. Gal, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

4:45 p.m.

David Gerber, Chicago-Kent School of Law, "Abuse of Sominance, Monopolization and the Institutional Imbeddedness of Economics"

Commentator: Philip Marsden, British Institute of International & Comparative Law

5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Avishalom Tor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

7:00 p.m.

Conference Dinner, Haifa

 


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