Friday, April 25, 2008

Vertical Restraints in Competition Law Conference

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

University College London and Collège européen de Paris - Université Paris-II Panthéon Assas co-host Vertical Restraints in Competition Law.

The conference will be held on Friday May 23, 2008.


8h30 Registration
9h00 Introduction: Professor Louis Vogel President, University of Paris II
Sandy Shandro Dean, Faculty of Laws, UCL

9h20 First Roundtable: The vertical/horizontal dichotomy and the boundaries of Article 81 EC
Chair: President Daniel Tricot Honorary president of the commercial, financial and economic chamber of the Cour de Cassation
Speakers: Professor Catherine Prieto University of Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille, CERIC
Dr. Ioannis Lianos Faculty of Laws, University College London, Centre for Law & Governance in Europe
Commentators: Chantal Momège Ashurst, Paris
Luc Gyselen Arnold & Porter, Brussels

11h00 Coffee/Tea Break

11h30 Second Roundtable: Vertical restraints, parallel imports and the objective of market integration
Chair: Professor Robert Kovar University of Strasbourg
Speakers: Professor Patrick Rey IDEI, University of Toulouse
Thierry Dahan French Competition Council
Commentators: Dr. José Luis Buendia Garrigues, Brussels
Dr. Assimakis Komninos White & Case, Brussels

13h00 Lunch

14h00 Third Roundtable: The law and economics of resale price maintenance: a comparative perspective
Chair: Dr. Philippe Nasse Vice-chairman, French Competition Council
Speakers: Professor Eleanor Fox New York University School of Law
Luc Peeperkorn DG Competition, European Commission
Professor Anne Perrot Vice-chairman, French Competition Council
Commentator: Dr. Jérôme Philippe Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Derringer, Paris

15h30 Coffee/Tea Break

16h00 Fourth Roundtable: Anticompetitive foreclosure and the coherence of competition policy towards vertical restraints
Chair: Frederic Jenny, President of the OECD Competition Committee, French Supreme Court
Speakers: Dr. Kay Parplies DG Competition, European Commission
Luc Gyselen Arnold & Porter, Brussels
Commentators: Dr. David Sevy LECG, Paris
Prof. John Kallaugher Faculty of Laws, University College London; Latham & Watkins LLP, London
Dr. Jérôme Philippe Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Derringer, Paris

18h00 Conclusion Prof. Laurence Idot University of Paris II, Concurrences

18h30 Conference End

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