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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

GCR Interactive: Antitrust Law Leaders Forum  - Thursday, 4 February - Friday 5 February 2021, Zoom

GCR Interactive: Antitrust Law Leaders Forum  

Thursday, 4 February - Friday 5 February 2021, Zoom

Chaired by


Margaret Sanderson

Vice President, Charles River Associates



Jason Gudofsky

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP




Global Competition Review is delighted to announce that the virtual edition of our Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, usually hosted in Miami, will take place on 4 -5 February.

The first day of the programme will focus on whether ‘classic’ antitrust enforcement is capable of addressing competition in fast-moving digital markets, or whether the shift towards ex-ante enforcement seen in Europe and elsewhere is warranted – or necessary? A ‘bonus panel’ examining the potential priorities of a new administration in the US will round off the first day. Day two will look back to look forward: what does 2020 tell us about the future of merger enforcement?

The debate on both mergers and antitrust will begin with a panel of expert enforcers and academics, providing an insider’s view of agencies’ approach to these burning issues. Following a brief networking break, a panel of private practitioners and in-house counsel will reflect on the enforcers’ comments and provide insight as to how these issues should be considered in practice.

More information


[All times are in EST]

Thursday, 4 February 2021 - ANTITRUST

Antitrust: Is “Classic” Antitrust Enforcement Capable of Addressing Competition in Fast Moving Digital Markets? 

9:00-9:05am: Log-in and registration

9:05 - 9:10am: Welcome Remarks

9:10-10:10am: Panel: The Enforcer’s View

Moderator: Fiona Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, New Haven

Panel: Patricia Galvan, Assistant Director, Technology Enforcement Division, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC; Marco Iansiti, David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Boston; and Guillaume Loriot, Director, Directorate C, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

10:10-10:25am: Break

10:25-11:25am: Panel: The Practitioner’s View

Moderator: Jürgen Schindler, Partner, Allen & Overy, Brussels

Panel: Wolfgang Bosch, Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Frankfurt; Claire Jeffs, Partner, Slaughter and May, London and Brussels; Greg McCurdy, Director, Litigation and Global Competition Law, Uber, San Francisco; and Scott Sher, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC

11:25am-12:40pm:  Bonus Panel: The Biden Administration: Views on the Future of Antitrust Enforcement in the United States

Moderator: Meghan Rissmiller, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Washington, DC

Panel: Bruce Hoffman, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Washington, DC; Barry Nigro, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Washington, DC; Edith Ramirez, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC and Los Angeles; and Christine Varney, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York

12:40-12:45pm: Closing Remarks

12:45 - 13:15pm: Networking Breakout Sessions

Friday, 5 February 2021 - MERGERS 

Looking Back to Look Forward: What Can 2020 Tell Us About the Future of Merger Enforcement?

9:00-9:05am: Log-in and registration

9:05 - 9:10am: Welcome Remarks

9:10-10:10am: Panel: The Enforcer’s View

Moderator: Cristina Caffarra, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates, Brussels and London

Panel: Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority, London; Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC; and Nancy Rose, Economics Department Head, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 

10:10-10:25am: Break

10:25-11:25am: Panel: The Practitioner’s View

Moderator: Ian John, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, New York

Panel: Stacy Frazier, Executive Counsel, Competition Law and Policy, General Electric, Washington, DC; Nicole Kar, Partner, Linklaters, London; Lars Kjolbye, Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins, Brussels; and Steven Sunshine, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Washington, DC

11:25-11:30am: Concluding Remarks

11:30am-12:40pm: Networking Breakout Sessions


Private practitioners: Tickets are available at Tier 1 pricing. Register here.

In-house/ government representatives: Tickets are complimentary. 

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Our conferences provide an excellent opportunity to raise your corporate profile, allowing excellent interaction with key clients and decision makers.

For further information on attendance, sponsorship and any other inquiries please contact:

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