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Friday, June 5, 2009

More Common Ground for International Competition Law?

The 4th ASCOLA Conference

More Common Ground for International Competition Law?
June 16-17, 2009
George Washington University Law School
Washington, D.C.

Registration is free
Day 1: Tuesday, June 16

8.45 a.m. Welcome and Opening
Edward Swaine, Competition Law Center at George Washington University
Law School

9.00 a.m. PART I: Economic Foundations of Competition Law
Chair: Warren Grimes
How Consumer Choice is the Best Way to Model Competition Law
Robert Lande, University of Baltimore Law School
A Unified Theory of Competition and Consumer Protection Law: Consumer Choice
Neal Averitt, Federal Trade Commission
Goals of Competition Policy and the Role of Behavioral Economics
Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee College of Law

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Coffee Break
Jonathan Baker, American University Law School
Wolfgang Kerber, University of Marburg
Paul Nihoul, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. PART II: Institutional Hot Topics
Chair: Eleanor Fox
The Role of NGOs in the Development of Competition Law
Albert Foer, American Antitrust Institute
Developments in U.S. Enforcement
Stephen Calkins, Wayne State University Law School

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.: Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. PART III: International Antitrust
Chair: Eleanor Fox
Rethinking of Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law in Japan
Yoshizumi Tojo, Rikkyo University (Japan)
Regional Agreements as the Next Step in International Antitrust
Michal Gal, Haifa University
Clifford Jones, University of Florida Law School

5:00 p.m. General Assembly (ASCOLA Members Only)

Day 1: Wednesday, June 17

9:00 a.m. PART IV: International Perspectives of Hot Topics
Chair: Rudolph J.R. Peritz
The Anti-competitive Effect of Resale Price Maintenance
Marina Lao, Seton Hall University Law School
Australia’s criminalization of cartels: Should it be contagious?
Caron Beaton-Wells, University of Melbourne
Josef Bejček, Brno University (Czech Republic)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Coffee Break
A Comparative Look at the Control of State Enterprises in China
Deborah Healey, University of New South Wales

1:00 p.m. Lunch
Lunch Speech
Diane P. Wood, Federal Judge at the Court of Appeals for the
7th Circuit; University of Chicago Law School

2:30 p.m. PART V: Abuse of Dominance and Monopolization
Chair: Clifford Jones
Prospects for Narrowing the US-EC Gap on Dominant Firm Conduct
Andrew Gavil, Howard University School of Law
Abuse of Market Power in Related Markets
Thomas Eilmansberger, Salzburg University


3:45 – 4:15 p.m.: Coffee Break

4:15 p.m. PART VI: Intellectual Property in Competition
Chair: Clifford Jones
Patent Ambush Strategies and Article 82 EC Treaty
Andreas Fuchs, Osnabrück University
Reverse Payment in Patent Litigation Settlements
Rudolph J.R. Peritz, New York Law School
Josef Drexl, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (Munich)
Steven Anderman, University of Essex (UK)
Gustavo Ghidini, LUISS Guido Carli (Rome), Milan University

5:45 p.m. Farewell
Josef Drexl, Chair of ASCOLA

Registrants should send inquiries to

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