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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Competition Law, Consumer Goods and Retail – a major focus for regulators

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

 

Competition Law, Consumer Goods and Retail
– a major focus for regulators

Tuesday 23 March 2010, The King's Fund, London W1


 

The focus of competition regulators on the supply chain and retailing of fast-moving consumer goods continues to grow. More enforcement activity at EU and national level is expected. This conference will examine the key areas of concern.

Register here to receive practical advice and expert comment on:

• Information flows - the dangers: supplier/retailer contacts; 'hub and spoke' cartels; information exchange; collaboration to achieve environmental and other policy objectives; trade associations
• The customer/competitor relationship - resale price maintenance; category management; pricing (rebates, over-riders, stocking allowances, delisting)
• Buyer power - nature and sources; buyer alliances; approaches of regulators
• Consolidation: FMCG and retail mergers
• Online distribution and sales restrictions

Chaired by John Davies
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Global Head Consumer and Healthcare Sector Group

Speakers include:

Paul Csiszár
Director
Basic Industries, Manufacturing and Agriculture
DG Competition, European Commission

Alastair Mordaunt
Director, Services, Office of Fair Trading

Derek Ridyard
Director, RBB Economics

Isabel Taylor
Partner, Slaughter and May

 

Jaime Folguera
Partner, Uría & Menéndez

David Parker
Associate Director, Frontier Economics

Oliver Bretz
Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

Susan Hinchliffe
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Andrea Gomes da Silva
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

 


 

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The focus of competition regulators on the supply chain and retailing of fast-moving consumer goods continues to grow. More enforcement activity at EU and national level is expected. This conference will examine the key areas of concern

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