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Implementing Competition Law and Policy - A global perspective, New Delhi, India, Friday, November 19, 2010 from 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM (GMT+0530)

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Global Competition Law Conference:
Implementing Competition Law and Policy, Global Perspectives
19 November 2010, New Delhi, India

The recent adoption of competition law statutes in East and South Asia, culminating with the enactment of the Indian Competition Act and the Chinese Antimonopoly Law, mark a significant development to the global business community. Merger control, the application of competition law to unilateral conduct such as distribution agreements, competition issues in intellectual property rights, and state activities in the economy create important challenges in the enforcement of competition law in these crucial markets for policymakers, multinational corporations, law firms and economic consultancies. A number of panels and roundtables will examine these issues, composed by the international and local leaders of the competition/regulatory law and M&A practice.

The public conference will be preceded by an invitation only one-day workshop on the issue of economic development and competition law, a theme that is of particular importance to the global as well as to the local business community.
View the website for the invitation only conference

Major policy makers, academics and practitioners from around the world will analyze these topics and will share their unique expertise in the area of competition law and more specifically in merger control, evidence in competition law, joint ventures, distribution, cartels, and the interaction between competition and intellectual property.

The Centre for Law and Economics (Competition, Regulation and Public Policy section) at UCL acknowledges the support of our Exclusive Indian Legal Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.

Registration Fees:
£130 early bird ticket, available until 5pm on 1 October 2010
£170 standard ticket
£130 UCL alumni / Staff / Students ticket
Group discount of 10% discount on the standard ticket price is available for groups (3 or more delegates from the same organization)

The registration fee includes:
- Conference lunch and all other refreshments during the conference on 19 November
- Delegate pack with the conference materials
- Certificate of Participation from the UCL Faculty of Laws

Payment:
There are three methods of payment for this conference that you can use once you have chosen your ticket: 

1. Via credit card - using Google Checkout button at the bottom of the page
2. Via bank transfer - an invoice will be issued with our bank details
3. Via cheque (in GBP) - choose to pay via cheque  

To view options 2 and 3, make sure that you click on the 'show' link next to the Other Payment Options section at the bottom of the booking page.

View the conference website

Conference Schedule

08:15 Registration
08:45 Welcome and Introduction
Ioannis Lianos (UCL) & Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)
09:00 Keynote Speakers:
His Excellency Mr. Salman Khurshid (Minister of State for Corporate Affairs of India)
Justice S. H. Kapadia (Chief Justice of India) (tbc)
09:30 Parallel Sessions
PANEL 1: Mergers

Moderator:
Laura Carstensen (UK Competition Commission)

Panelists:

  • Simon Baxter (Skadden, Arps)
  • Dhanendra Kumar (Chairman CCI)
  • Vijaya Sampath (Bharti Airtel)
  • Paul Seabright (University of Toulouse, IDEI)
  • Pallavi Shroff (Amarchand Mangaldas)
PANEL 2: Evidence in competition law proceedings (burden of proof, standard of proof, presumptions, economic evidence, admissibility and evaluation)

Moderator:
David Lewis (former Chairman, Competition Tribunal of South Africa)

Panelists:

  • Jean Yves Art (Associate General Counsel, Microsoft)
  • Cristina Caffarra (Vice-President and Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates)
  • John Kallaugher (UCL & Latham & Watkins LLP)
  • Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)
  • Naval Satarawala Chopra (Amarchand Mangaldas)
11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:15 Parallel Sessions
PANEL 3:  Competition Issues in Joint Ventures and Distribution Issues

Moderator:
Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)

Panelists:

  • Kiran Desai (Mayer Brown International)
  • Ashok Gupta  (Aditya Birla Group)
  • Jeremy Calsyn (Cleary Gottlieb)
  • Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
  • Stephen Malherbe (Genesis Analytics)
  • Suzanne E Wachsstock (Chief Antitrust Counsel, American Express)
PANEL 4: 
Cartels

Moderator:
Scott D. Hammond (US Department of Justice Antitrust Division)

Panelists:

  • John Beyer (Nathan Associates)
  • Marcus Bezzi (Executive General Manager, Enforcement & Compliance Division, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)
  • Ariel Ezrachi (University of Oxford)
  • Scott D. Hammond (US Department of Justice Antitrust Division)
  • P N Parashar (Member, Competition Commission of India)
  • Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam)
13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:30

Key note speakers:

  • John Fingleton (Chief Executive at the UK Office of Fair Trading / Chair of the Steering Group, International Competition Network)
14:00 Parallel Sessions
PANEL 5: Intersection between Antitrust and Intellectual Property law issues

Moderator:
Howard Shelanski (Deputy Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission)

Panelists:

  • Andrea Appella (Deputy General Counsel, European & Asia, News Corporation)
  • Harry First (NYU Law School)
  • Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)
  • Robbert Snelders (Cleary, Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP)
  • Doug Melamed (General Counsel, Intel)
  • P N Parashar (Member, Competition Commission of India)
PANEL 6:
Government Barriers to Competition


Moderator:
Pradeep S. Mehta (Secretary General, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS))

Panelists:

  • Allan Fels (Dean, The Australia and New Zealand School of Government and Former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)
  • Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, (Director, India Development Forum)
  • Martha Licetti (Head of Competition Policy, World Bank)
  • Rahul Sarin (Member, Competition Appellate Tribunal)
  • Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)
  •  Bharat Vasani (GC, Tata Sons)
15:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 Enforcers' Roundtable:
Limits to the discretion of competition authorities: a comparative perspective
(due process, judicial review, priorities setting, guidelines and reductive versus expansive interpretation of the law, comity principles)


Moderator:
Frederic Jenny (Cour de Cassation (Judge of the French Supreme Court) and Chairman, OECD Competition Committee)

Panelists:

  • Marcus Bezzi (Executive General Manager of the Enforcement & Compliance Division, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)
  • Laura Carstensen (Deputy Chairman, UK Competition Commission)
  • John Fingleton (Chief Executive at the UK Office of Fair Trading / Chair of the Steering Group, International Competition Network)
  • Dhanendra Kumar (Chairman, Competition Commission of India)
  • Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)
  • Shan Ranburuth (South African Competition Commission)
  • Scott D. Hammond (US Department of Justice Antitrust Division)
18:00 Close of Conference



The public conference on 19 November is preceded by an invitation only workshop on the issue of economic development and competition law, a theme that is of particular importance to the global as well as to the local business community.

Additional speakers at this workshop include:

  • William Kovacic - Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Masahiko Aoki - Stanford University
  • Tom Arthur - Emory Univ. Law School
  • Aditya Bhattacharjea - Delhi School of Economics
  • Thomas Cheng - University of Hong Kong, Law
  • Vivek Ghosal - Georgia Institute of Technology, Economics
  • Abel Mateus - New University of Lisbon
  • George Priest - Yale Law School
  • Patrick Rey - IDEI, Toulouse 
  • Barak Richman - Duke University
  • Paul Seabright - IDEI, Toulouse
  • Rahul Singh - National University of India, Bangalore

When

Friday, November 19, 2010 from 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM (GMT+0530)

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Where

The Taj Mahal Hotel
1 Mansingh Road
New Delhi 110 011
India

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Pl e-mail me an invite or courier it at -
Shrikant Kamat
Chambers for World Trade Laws
Regd. Office: A-13, Shalimar Indl Estate
Near Tata Power, Labour Camp,
Matunga, Mumbai 400019
Tel: 022 24043465
Mob: 098 21143465

Posted by: Chambers for World Trade Laws | Nov 1, 2010 4:08:38 AM

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