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GCR Live Merger Control - Tuesday, 23 October 2018, Hotel Amigo, Brussels

 
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GCR Live Merger Control

 

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Chaired by

 

Philippe Chappatte

Slaughter and May, London and Brussels

 
 

Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

 
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Speakers

Oliver Bethell, Director, EMEA Competition, Google, London

Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), London

Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels

Calvin Goldman QC, Goodmans, Toronto

Ronan Harty, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York

Bojana Ignjatovic, RBB Economics, London

Nicole Kar, Linklaters, London

Suyong Kim, Hogan Lovells, London and Brussels

Timothy Lamb, Associate General Counsel, Competition and Regulatory, Facebook, London

Valérie Meunier, Compass Lexecon, Paris

Carles Esteva Mosso, Acting Deputy Director General for Mergers, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Vassili Moussis, Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune, Tokyo

Barry Nigro Jr., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, Washington DC

Anna Numerova, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Moscow

Amilcar Peredo, Basham, Ringe and Correa, Mexico City

Martha Samuelson, Analysis Group, Boston

Shweta Shroff Chopra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi

Isabelle de Silva, President, French Competition Authority, Paris 

Robbert Snelders, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels

Marc Williamson, Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC

Natalie Yeung, Slaughter and May, Hong Kong

Further speakers to be announced

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ morning welcome

Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May, London and Brussels
Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

9.15: Enforcers roundtable

An international panel of enforcers exploring global perspectives on merger control enforcement

Moderator: 
Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May, London and Brussels

Panel: 
Carles Esteva Mosso, Acting Deputy Director General for Mergers, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
Isabelle de Silva, President, French Competition Authority, Paris
Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), London
Barry Nigro Jr., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, Washington DC

10.25: Coffee break

10.50: Merger control in Europe

  • Implications of Brexit for EU merger control
  • Vertical restraints and conglomerate effects
  • Development of EU and member state FDI regimes
  • Innovation and data aggregation

Moderator: 
Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels

Panel:
Robbert Snelders, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels
Bojana Ignjatovic, RBB Economics, London
Nicole Kar, Linklaters, London
Timothy Lamb, Associate General Counsel, Competition and Regulatory, Facebook, London

12.00: Networking lunch 

13.00: Merger control in the Americas

  • Antitrust under Trump
  • CFIUS and developments in FDI
  • Vertical restraints and conglomerate effects
  • Innovation and data aggregation
  • Remedies

Moderator: 
Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

Panel:
Marc Williamson, Latham & Watkins, Washington DC
Calvin Goldman QC, Goodmans, Toronto
Amilcar Peredo, Basham, Ringe and Correa, Mexico City
Martha Samuelson, Analysis Group, Boston

14.10: Coffee break

14.35: Merger control in BRICs

  • How long are procedures taking?
  • Are non-competition issues being raised?
  • Is the approach to remedies different from the EU and US?

Moderator: 
Vassili Moussis, Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune, Tokyo

Panel:
Shweta Shroff Chopra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi
Natalie Yeung, Slaughter and May, Hong Kong
Anna Numerova, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Moscow

15.45: Theories of harm: have authorities allowed too many mergers to go through?

  • Should antitrust objectives be broadened to include other considerations, such as;
    • Impact on employment
    • Impact on SME’s
  • Should we be looking at the impact on innovation and consumer protection?

Moderator: 
Suyong Kim, Hogan Lovells, London and Brussels

Panel:
Oliver Bethell, Director, EMEA Competition, Google, London
Barry Nigro Jr., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, Washington DC
Ronan Harty, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York
Valérie Meunier, Compass Lexecon, Paris

16.55: Chairs' closing remarks

Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May, London and Brussels
Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

17.00 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by RBB Economics

Sponsors

Drinks reception host

 

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Associate sponsors

 
 
 

Conference fees

 Private Practitioner

Type  Price  Until 
 Super Early

€750

7 Sep 2018
Early  €850 5 Oct 2018
Standard  €950 23 Oct 2018

 In-house Counsel/Government Agency

Type  Price 
 Standard Complimentary

Discounted rates are available for GCR premium subscribers, contact us for further information.

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Forthcoming events in 2018

 

20 Sep, Rue de Loxum 25, Brussels

 
 

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