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Conference - EU COMPETITION LAW AND FINANCIAL MARKETS Thursday 22 November 2012

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22.11.12 - EU COMPETITION  LAW AND  FINANCIAL  MARKETS (BSC events)

                                

REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE

The Brussels School of Competition (BSC) and the Liege Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII) are pleased to invite you to their joint conference on 22 November 2012.

This event is devoted to Competition Law and Financial Markets. Issues covered span the emerging role of competition law amidst large scale price fixing allegations in the financial industry, open and fair access to financial infrastructure, competition in credit rating services, the trade-off between competition enforcement and financial stability, the impact of prudential rules, etc.

To discuss those issues, we have invited a range of triple A experts, including EU Commission and ECB officials, industry representatives, lawyers as well as leading academics.

For more information, please contact Cécile de Grand Ry (Phone: +32 2 515 08 36 - @: cgr@vbo-feb.be)

PROGRAMME

14.00-14.15:       
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME WORDS
Philippe LAMBRECHT, Secretary General and Member of the Board, FEB

SESSION I.            
TAKING STOCK – RECENT COMPETITION LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
Chair, Charles GHEUR, Director, BSC

14.15-14.40:        
OVERVIEW OF RECENT COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
Irmfried SCHWIMANN, Head of Unit for Financial Services, DG COMP, EU Commission

14.40-15.05:    
ANTITRUST INVESTIGATIONS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS – THE CDS & “X”-IBOR INVESTIGATIONS (ARTICLE 101 TFEU)
David GABATHULER, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy

15.05-15.30:       
ABUSE OF DOMINANCE IN FINANCIAL MARKETS – CLEARSTREAM, THOMSON REUTERS, STANDARDS & POOR’S, etc. (ARTICLE 102 TFEU)
Miguel RATO, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

15.30-15.55:       
MERGER CONTROL IN THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
Nicholas LEVY, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb

15.55-16.15:       
Q&A Session

16.15-16.40:        
Coffee break

SESSION II.         
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: LOOKING AHEAD –DISCUSSION OF THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF COMPETITION POLICY IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
Chair, Axel GAUTIER, Professor of Economics, HEC-ULg

16.40-18.10:        
Eric DE KEULENEER, Professor, Solvay Brussels School of Economics, ULB
Gerben PAUWELS, Senior Legal Adviser, KBC Global Services
Nicolas PETIT, Professor, University of Liège (ULg) – Director, BSC and LCII
Maarten PIETER SCHINKEL, Professor, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics, University of Amsterdam
Petra SENKOVIC, Assistant General Counsel, European Central Bank
Vincent VAN DESSEL, Chairman & CEO NYSE Euronext Brussels

18.10-18.30:        
CONCLUDING REMARKS
Philippe-Emmanuel PARTSCH, Partner, Arendt & Medernach

REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

• DATE AND VENUE
Thursday 22 November 2012, from 14.00 to 18.30.
FEB, 4 rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels
Location: click here
Car Park: the Albertina/Square car park is accessible by the Rue des Sols.

• PARTICIPATION FEE
- 190.00 €, excl. VAT (21 %)
for non-members
- 170.00 €, excl. VAT (21 %)
for members of a federation affiliated to the FEB
- 150.00 €, excl. VAT (21 %)
for academics and public officials

• REGISTRATION: click here

• WORKING LANGUAGE:
English

• CONTACT:
Cécile de Grand Ry
Phone: +32 2 515 08 97
@:events@vbo-feb.be

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