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The 13th Annual Sedona Conference on Antiturst Law & Litigation: International Enforcement and Its Political Underpinnings October 20 – 21, 2011

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The 13th Annual Sedona Conference ® on Antiturst Law & Litigation

International Enforcement and Its Political Underpinnings
L’Auberge Del Mar Del Mar, CA
October 20 – 21, 2011

The 13th Annual Sedona Conference on Antitrust Law & Litigation will focus on developments in antitrust/competition law in the US and EU. We will examine how they differ in their approach to protecting competition and why these differences remain, as we discuss current topics:
1. Global Case Law Update
2. Merger Enforcement
3. Abuse of Dominance
4. Vertical Conduct
5. Multinational Enforcement Against Cartels
6. Private Damage Actions in the EU
7. The Future of Global Antitrust Enforcement

During our discussions, we will explore several themes, for example,
• The difference in approach between the US and the EU;
• The distinction between regulating an industry and protecting competition;
• The roles of ‘fairness’ and ‘welfare/efficiency’;
• The relative weights given to facts and theory

The faculty will include an FTC Commissioner; the Head of Unit, Antitrust: IT, Internet and Consumer Electronics from the European Commission Dir. Gen. Competition; a federal district court trial judge; a representative from the California Dept. of Justice; in-house counsel; and leading practitioners and academics from the US and the UK and from both sides of the litigation "v."

In addition to the outstanding faculty, we expect to have a well-balanced group of experienced antitrust experts participating in the conference. And we hope that will include you.

Why attend The Sedona Conference?

For over a decade, the mission of the Sedona Conference has been to allow leading jurists, lawyers, experts, academics and others, at the cutting edge of issues in the area of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights, to come together - in conferences and mini-think tanks (Working Groups) - and engage in true dialogue, not debate, all in an effort to move the law forward in a reasoned and just way.

At The Sedona Conference on Antitrust Law and Litigation, we provide a unique forum for the antitrust community to share ideas regarding current issues. The format is designed to promote dialog among all of the attendees, and all attendees are encouraged to participate in the dialog.

To provide the opportunity for dialog, attendance is limited to 45 participants and 15 faculty members, who participate throughout the conference. The presentations are kept short and are intended to provide the basis of our dialogs; they are not intended to be lectures.

The Sedona Conference is especially suitable for experienced practitioners.

Registration

To ensure the intimate environment needed for meaningful dialog, we limit the number of invitations to participate. We especially look for experienced participants with diverse viewpoints to contribute to the dialogue, leading us to valuable insights and collective wisdom.

If you would like to be invited, please go to the program page of our website - www.thesedonaconference.org/conferences/20111020 - click on the "TO REGISTER" navigation bar on the left side of the page, complete the form, write APPLICATION at the top, and fax it to the number indicated on the form. We will advise you as soon as possible if your application is accepted.

L’Auberge Del Mar

L’Auberge Del Mar, in Del Mar, California, has been ranked as one of the top resorts in the world by Conde Nast, offering a private footpath to the beach, a pool overlooking the Pacific and more. Located near Del Mar Village, the resort is approximately 30 minutes by cab north of the San Diego International Airport.

For more information about the resort, please see their website: http://www.laubergedelmar.com/

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