Friday, September 24, 2010

GCR's 2010 Competition Law Review, 16 & 17 November, Brussels

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

GCR's 2010 Competition Law Review, 16 & 17 November, Brussels

A unique opportunity to hear some of the most influential speakers debate and analyse the key developments in competition law.

The aim of this conference is to address recent developments in the field of competition law and policy over the past year. GCR has brought together leading figures in the field from both Europe and the US, including the European Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, in-house counsel, lawyers in private practice and consultant economists.
In association with ESMT Competition Analysis

European School of Management and Technology
"By far, one of the best competition law conferences this year. Content was topical and well balanced, covering all hot topics"
Past delegate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chairmen and speakers include:

  • Richard Whish
    Professor of Law, King's College London

  • Lars-Hendrik Röller
    President, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)

  • Tony Reeves
    Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

  • Kris Dekeyser
    Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

  • Gerwin van Gerven
    Partner, Linklaters LLP

  • Jackie Holland
    Director, Policy and Strategy, Office of Fair Trading

  • Gary Spratling
    Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

  • Martin Low QC
    Partner, McMillan LLP

  • Kylie Sturtz
    Legal Director of Compliance and Competition, AB Inbev

  • Ian Forrester QC
    Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Fernando Castillo de la Torre
    Legal Service, European Commission

  • James S. Venit
    Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Laurent Geelhand de Merxem
    General Counsel Europe, Michelin

  • Andrzej Kmiecik
    Partner, Van Bael & Bellis

  • James Killick
    Partner, White & Case LLP

  • Stephen Kon
    Partner, SJ Berwin LLP

  • Dr John Temple Lang
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Frank Wijckmans
    Partner, Contrast Law

  • Adrian Majumdar
    Partner, RBB Economics

  • Johannes Luebking
    Head of Merger Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

  • Simon Pritchard
    Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

  • William Baer
    Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Howard Shelanski
    Deputy Director for Antitrust for the Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

  • Matthias Pflanz
    Vice President, Charles River Associates

  • Simon Baxter
    Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Barbara Rosenberg
    Müssnich & Aragão, Advogados

  • Torsten Syrbe
    Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

  • Pallavi S. Shroff
    Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas

  • Feng Yao
    Partner, Broad & Bright

  • Thomas Vinje
    Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

  • Christian Duvernoy
    Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

  • Jean-Yves Art
    Director, Competition Law, Microsoft

  • Petri Kuoppamaki
    Vice President, Corporate Legal, Nokia

  • Andrea Lofaro
    Director, RBB Economics
Topics will include:

  • The main competition law developments over the past 12 months
  • Trends and developments in cartel enforcement on both sides of the Atlantic - expansion of criminal sanctions and proliferation of leniency programmes
  • Competition law procedure post-Lisbon
  • Revised rules on horizontal cooperation agreements: recent developments - standards and information exchange
  • Vertical restraints - a practical look at the main changes
  • Recent developments in EU and US merger control
  • Enforcement priorities and merger control in the BRIC countries
  • Special focus: Dominance, antitrust and the internet

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