Sunday, October 10, 2010
Implementing Competition Law and Policy - A global perspective, New Delhi, India, Friday, November 19, 2010 from 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM (GMT+0530)
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Global Competition Law Conference:
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.
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.
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|08:45||Welcome and Introduction
Ioannis Lianos (UCL) & Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)
|His Excellency Mr. Salman Khurshid (Minister of State for Corporate Affairs of India)|
|Justice S. H. Kapadia (Chief Justice of India) (tbc)|
|PANEL 1: Mergers
|PANEL 2: Evidence in competition law proceedings (burden of proof, standard of proof, presumptions, economic evidence, admissibility and evaluation)
David Lewis (former Chairman, Competition Tribunal of South Africa)
|PANEL 3: Competition Issues in Joint Ventures and Distribution Issues
Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)
Scott D. Hammond (US Department of Justice Antitrust Division)
Key note speakers:
|PANEL 5: Intersection between Antitrust and Intellectual Property law issues
Howard Shelanski (Deputy Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission)
Government Barriers to Competition
Pradeep S. Mehta (Secretary General, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS))
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)
Frederic Jenny (Cour de Cassation (Judge of the French Supreme Court) and Chairman, OECD Competition Committee)
|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
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