9 September 2016
Time: 8:45am - 5:30pm
Venue: The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels
The ICC-Baker & McKenzie Tenth Annual Conference 2016 on ‘Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law’ will be held on Friday 9 September in Brussels.
This year, the conference will address significant developments of great interest to both corporate counsel, private practitioners, policy-makers, competition enforcement officials and academics in the major areas: international merger control; information exchange; international cartel enforcement; and the e-commerce sector inquiry.
Download the full Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) and Baker & McKenzie Annual Conference 2016 programme [PDF 411KB].
The issues to be addressed
International merger control
- Impact of international cooperation: procedure; substance and remedies
- Economic and evidentiary underpinnings of merger decisions
- Procedural highlights: deadline extensions; incompleteness decisions; investigations re data accuracy.
- Information exchange distinguishable from cartels?
- IT-facilitated concerted practices
- Information exchange in the merger context.
International cartel enforcement
- Dawn raids - practice and developments
- Role of intermediaries and facilitators
- Impact of whistle blower portals.
The E-commerce sector inquiry
- What future for selective distribution?
- Active versus passive sales: obsolete in the online world?
- Online versus offline pricing: regulatory rigidity or commercial flexibility?
- Svend Albaek, Deputy Chief Economist, DG Competition
- Eugene Buttigieg, Judge, European Union General Court
- Fiona Carlin, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
- John Davies, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Cani Fernández, Partner, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
- Ethel Fonseca, Principal, RBB Economics
- Christian Horstkotte, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
- Zsuzsanna Jambor, Head of Unit, European Commission
- Christoph Leibenath, Senior Antitrust Counsel, Nestlé SA
- Jacquelyn MacLennan, Partner, White & Case
- Ute Mockel, Judge, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
- Konrad Ost, Vice President, Bundeskartellamt
- Vivien Rose, Judge, High Court of Justice
- Cynthia Sanfilippo, Director of public affairs, L'Oréal
- Stephan Simon, Senior Expert Mergers - Case Manager, European Commission
- Bao Zhi, Partner, FenXun Partners.
8.45-9.15am: Registration and coffee
9.15-9.30am: Introduction and welcome by conference chairmen
- Eyad Maher Dabbah (ICC) and Werner Berg (Baker & McKenzie).
9.30am: International merger control
- Chair: John Davies, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Speakers: Stephan Simon, Senior Expert Mergers; Deputy Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission; Ethel Fonseca, Principal, RBB Economics; Bao Zhi, Representative, Baker & McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation Office
11-11.15am: Coffee break
11.15am: Information exchange
- Chair: Eugene Buttigieg, Judge, European Union General Court
- Speakers: Christoph Leibenath, Senior Antitrust Counsel, Nestlé; Cani Fernández, Partner, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira; Christian Horstkotte, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
12.45pm: Business lunch
2pm: International cartel enforcement
- Chair: Vivien Rose, Judge, High Court of Justice
- Speakers: Zsuzsanna Jambor, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission; Konrad Ost, Vice President, Bundeskartellamt; Jacquelyn MacLennan, Partner, White & Case
3.30-3.45pm: Coffee break
3.45pm: The E-commerce sector inquiry: status quo or watershed?
- Chair: Fiona Carlin, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
- Speakers: Svend Albaek, Deputy Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission; Ute Mockel, Judge, Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) Frankfurt/M.; Cynthia Sanfilippo, Director Public Affairs, L’Oréal
5.15-5.30pm: Conclusions and reflections
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