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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GCR Live 3rd Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology 26 June 2014

GCR Live 3rd Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology

Organiser: Global Competition Review • Sponsorship opportunities

26 June 2014 at 09:00 to 18:00

London, United Kingdom

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chair's Introduction

Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy

9.15: Big data control and market power: Consumer protection issue, antitrust issue or both?

  • What are the issues and risks?
  • Information barriers to entry
  • Impact on competition and efficiency of information sharing
  • Consumer protection vs antitrust
  • Behavioural economics
  • Personalised pricing
  • What are the existing enforcement principles - is the existing case law fit for purpose?

Moderators:

Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Panel:

Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission Kai-Uwe Kühn, University of MichiganJorge Padilla, Compass LexeconNatalie Timan, Director of Economics, Competition and Markets Authority

10.45: Coffee break

11.00: Antitrust issues in search and advertising

  • Recent cases
  • Implications for future behaviour
  • Impact on search providers
  • Remedies

Moderators:

Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Panel:

Christoph Keese, Executive Vice President, Axel Springer Jonathan Kanter, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Andrea Lofaro, RBB Economics Linsey McCallum, Director for Information, Telecommunications and Media, DG Competition, European Commission

12.15: Lunchtime keynote

Keynote Speaker:

Johannes Gungl, Head of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, RTR

12.45: Networking lunch

13.45: Competition in the telecoms sector – regulation, competition enforcement, reforms and impact on the telecoms industry

  • Overview and status of the proposed telecoms package
  • Impact on competition dynamic and antitrust analyses
  • International alliances/consolidation impact of regulation
  • The role of merger control and current/recent cases in mobile telephony

Moderators:

Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Panel:

Cristina Caffarra, Charles River AssociatesMichele Piergiovanni, Merger Control Unit, DG Competition, European Commission Anthony Whelan, Acting Director for Electronic Communications Networks and Services, DG CONNECT, European Commission Nick Woodrow, Head of Competition Law, Vodafone Group Services
15.30: Coffee break

15.45: Copyright reforms in the digital age: reforms, competition and investment incentives

  • Single market and possible reforms
  • The case for change in regulatory regime vs status quo
  • Territoriality and competition enforcement

Moderators:

Ted Shapiro, Wiggin Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy

Panel:

Prof. Pablo Ibanez Colomo, London School of Economics and Political Science Krzysztof Kuik, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission Damien Neven, The Graduate Institute of Geneva Maria Martin-Prat, Head of Copyright Unit, Directorate-General Internal Market & Services, European Commission

17.00: Chair's closing remarks

Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

17.15: Close of conference

 

Chaired by:

Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy

Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Keynote Speaker:

Johannes Gungl, Head of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, RTR

Speakers:

Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Cristina Caffarra, Charles River Associates

Prof. Pablo Ibanez Colomo, London School of Economics and Political Science

Jonathan Kanter, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Christoph Keese, Executive Vice President, Axel Springer

Kai-Uwe Kuhn, University of Michigan

Krzysztof Kuik, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

Andrea Lofaro, RBB Economics

Maria Martin-Prat, Head of Copyright Unit, Directorate-General Internal Market & Services, European Commission

Linsey McCallum, Director for Information, Telecommunications and Media, DG Competition, European Commission

Damien Neven, The Graduate Institute of Geneva

Jorge Padilla, Compass Lexecon

Michele Piergiovanni, Merger Control Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

Ted Shapiro, Wiggin

Natalie Timan, Director of Economics, Competition and Markets Authority

Anthony Whelan, Acting Director for Electronic Communications Networks and Services, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Nick Woodrow, Head of Competition Law, Vodafone Group Services

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