Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Conference on the Microsoft Judgment

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law has one of the first post-judgment conference and therefore, it is definately worth attending (see also the first comment to this post which includes another must attend conference).

The Microsoft Judgment

Tuesday 25 September 2007 10:00 to 17:00

British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Council Chamber, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP

A conference in the immediate aftermath of the Microsoft judgment of the Court of First Instance: leading experts and representatives of the parties will gather in the days following the decision to review it, and its ramifications.

Convenor: Dr Philip Marsden, Competition Law Forum


Christian Ahlborn, Linklaters
Simon Bishop, RBB Economics
Makan Delrahim, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Hew Pate, Hunton & Williams


James Flynn QC, Brick Court Chambers
Jean-Francois Bellis, Van Bael & Bellis
Dr Helen Jenkins, OXERA
Bill Bishop, CRA International
James Killick, White & Case LLP
Thomas Vinje, Clifford Chance LLP
Jean-Yves Art, Microsoft
Dieter Paemen, Clifford Chance LLP
Frances Murphy, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Stephen Kinsella, Sidley Austin LLP
David Hull, Covington & Burling
Professor David Evans, LECG and UCL
Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy LLP and UCL
Nicholas Banasevic, DG Comp, European Commission
Per Hellstrom, DG Comp, European Commission


  • Bundling
  • Interoperability
  • Ramifications for Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation
  • Ramifications for Antitrust Law and Policy
    - the bundling of fines; periodic penalty payments; remedial powers
    - other Microsoft cases; other abuse cases
    - possible improvements to the enforcement of EU competition law (role of the Commission and the European courts; length of proceedings)
    - the enforcement of competition law in the international context (comity).

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the first post-judgement conference is held in Brussels on the 24th and also definitely worth attending:

The Law After Microsoft
What does the CFI Judgment mean for Article 82?
Monday 24th September 2007 - The Radisson SAS Hotel, Brussels
IBC is pleased to announce The Law After Microsoft, the first major conference following the judgment which will bring together the key players in the case - from Microsoft, the commission and the commission's industry supporters - to analyse the meaning of the judgment and its further implications for Article 82.

Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court, Luxembourg Chairman of the St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum
09.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Introduction to the Court's judgment: an overview of the CFI's findings and reasoning
Carl Baudenbacher
10.30 The 'tying' or 'product integration' infringement
Per Hellstroem
Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
Jean-François Bellis
Partner, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels
Maurits Dolmans
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels
12.00 Q & A session
12.40 Lunch
14.00 The 'interoperability' or 'compulsory licensing' infringement
Nicholas Banasevic
Deputy Head of Unit, DG Competition European Commission, Brussels
Ian S. Forrester QC
Partner, White & Case LLP, Brussels
Thomas Vinje
Partner, Cliff ord Chance LLP, Brussels
16.00 Tea
16.15 The broader meaning of the CFI judgment for Article 82
John Kallaugher
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, London
Jean-Yves Art
Director, Commercial and Regulatory Aff airs, Microsoft EMEA, Brussels
17.20 Q & A session
17.30 Close
17.40 Cocktail reception

Posted by: T.Stroband | Sep 19, 2007 3:55:05 PM

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