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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Competition Law and the State: 18 & 19 March 2011, Hong Kong

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A Global Competition Law and Economics Series Conference: Competition Law and the State
18 & 19 March 2011, Hong Kong


Welcome and
Introduction

Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC (Dean, UCL Faculty of
Laws) &
Professor Johannes Chan (Dean, The University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Law)
Dr Ioannis Lianos (UCL, Co-Director, Global Competition Law
and Economics Series)
Professor Daniel Sokol (University of Florida,
Co-Director, Global Competition Law and Economics Series)

09:15
Official Address:

Mr Gregory So (Under Secretary for Commerce and
Economic Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)


09:30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Government in
Markets


Keynote Speaker:
John Fingleton (Chairman, UK Office
of Fair Trading)

Chair:
Judge Frederic Jenny (Cour de Cassation and Chairman, OECD
Competition Committee)

Respondents:



  • Allan Fels (Dean, Australian and New Zealand School of Government
    (ANZSOG))

  • William Kovacic (Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission)

  • Eduardo Pérez Motta (President, Federal Competition Committee,
    Mexico)

Followed by discussion



10:45
COFFEE BREAK

11:00
SESSION 1:
Controlling anticompetitive
action by the State: ex ante approaches (competition advocacy, competitive
neutrality, competition law assessment of projected legislation)


Chair: William Kovacic (Commissioner, Federal Trade
Commission)
Panelists:

  • Joseph P Bauer (Professor of Law, The University of Notre Dame Law
    School)

  • Michiyo Hamada (Commissioner, Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC))

  • Gert-Jan.Koopman (Deputy Director General (State Aids) European Commission -
    OECD)

  • Simon Milnes (Infrastructure, Competition and Consumer Division, the
    Australian Treasury)

  • Eduardo Pérez Motta (President, Federal Competition Committee, Mexico)



13:00
The Baker & McKenzie Speakers' Lunch
Light
Lunch for other attendees

14:00
SESSION 2:
Competition law and state
regulation: Setting the stage and focus on state-owned
companies


Chair: Gert-Jan.Koopman (Deputy Director General
(State Aids) European Commission - OECD)
Panelists:

  • Gregory Leonard (Senior Vice-President, NERA)

  • Yena Lim Hua Yen (Chief executive, Competition Commission of Singapore)

  • Tony Prosser (Professor of Law, University of Bristol, Law School)

  • Huang Yong (Professor of Law, University of International Business and
    Economics (UIBE) School of Law, Beijing)

  • Georgina Foster (Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
    (Sydney))


15:45
COFFEE BREAK

16:00

SESSION 3:
Controlling anticompetitive action by
the State: ex post approaches (state aids, state action doctrine, state
sponsored cartels and anticompetitive practices)


Chair:
Dhanendra Kumar (Chairman, Competition Commission of India)
Panelists:



  • Thomas Cheng (Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong
    Faculty of Law)

  • Michal Gal (Professor of Law, University of Haifa)

  • Damien Geradin (University of Tilburg & Covington & Burling
    LLP)

  • Gavin Robert (Partner, Linklaters LLP)

  • Willard Tom (General Counsel, US Federal Trade
    Commission)


17:30
COFFEE BREAK

17:45

SESSION 4: Authorities Roundtable
Exemptions from the application
of competition law / the challenge of applying competition law to foreign state
activities: comparative and international perspectives


Chair:
Allan Fels (Dean, Australian and New Zealand School of Government
(ANZSOG))
Panelists:



  • Gert-Jan.Koopman (Deputy Director General (State Aids) European Commission -
    OECD)

  • Dhanedra Kumar (Chairman, Competition Commission of India)

  • Jianhui Yang (Anti-Monopoly Bureau, MOFCOM)

  • Yena Lim Hua Yen, (Chief Executive, Competition Commission of
    Singapore)


19:30
Close of Day one


Saturday 19 March - Competition law and the challenge of the evolving
definition and structure of State activities



09:30
Registration and refreshments

10:00
SESSION 5:
Competition law and
private regulation: Self-regulation by professional associations, regulation by
trade associations or voluntary agreements promoting public
interest


Chair: Eduardo Pérez Motta (President, Federal
Competition Committee, Mexico)
Panelists:

  • Assimakis Komninos (Commissioner, Hellenic Competition Commission)

  • Ioannis Lianos (UCL Faculty of Laws)

  • Paul Lugard (TBC) (former Head of Antitrust, Philips; Vice-Chair,
    Competition Commission BIAC; Lecturer Tilburg University)

  • D. Daniel Sokol, (Professor of Law, Levin College of Law, University of
    Florida)

  • Mark Williams (Professor of Law, The Hong Kong Polytechnic)

  • Shiying Xu (Institute of Competition Law, East China University of Political
    Science and Law)


11:30
Coffee Break

11:45
SESSION 6
The interaction between
competition law and regulatory alternatives (networks: broadcasting, digital
media)


Chair: Gert-Jan Koopman (Deputy Director General (State
Aids), European Commission)
Panelists:

  • Nick Economides (Professor of Law, Stern Business School, NYU)

  • Geoff Edwards (Charles River Associates)

  • Leigh Hancher (University of Tilburg & Allen & Overy LLP)

  • Mark Whitener (Senior Counsel, General Electric)


13:15
LUNCH

14:15
SESSION 7:
The interaction between
competition law and regulatory alternatives II
networks / infrastructure:
energy
credence goods: healthcare and financial services


Chair: Jianhui Yang (Anti-Monopoly Bureau,
MOFCOM)
Panelists:

  • Alberto Heimler (Professor of Economics, Advanced School of Public
    Administration, Government of the Italian Republic)

  • Clara Ingen-Housz (Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP (Hong Kong))

  • Ioannis Kokkoris (University of Reading Law School)

  • William Kovacic (Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission)

  • Franz Jürgen Säcker (Professor of Law, Freien Universität
    Berlin)


16:15
Break

16:30

DISCUSSION:
Extensions - The evolving role of the State and the
impact of competition law in a globalized world: institutional solutions for
dealing with tragic choices


Chair:
Emeritus Professor
Valentine Korah (UCL Faculty of Laws)


Moderator:
Judge Frederic Jenny (Cour de Cassation and Chairman, OECD
Competition Committee)

Open discussion to the floor



17:30
Concluding remarks:
Thomas
Cheng (HKU), Ioannis Lianos (UCL) & Daniel Sokol (Florida)

17:45
End of conference

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