Chair

Frank Montag

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels

Clients turn to Frank when they need a competition lawyer with authority, a global reputation and extensive knowledge of the world’s competition law regimes.  

Frank draws on over 30 years’ experience to defend his clients’ interests in EU and multijurisdictional competition procedures and investigations.

With increasing intra-agency co-operation in merger and cartel investigations, clients need a globally co-ordinated defence. Frank’s practice has brought him before the European Commission, Germany’s Bundeskartellamt and other key global authorities, including the US DOJ and FTC and China’s Mofcom, in some of the most complex merger transactions and investigations into anti-competitive practices. He is also an experienced litigator before the European courts in Luxemburg.

Frank speaks German, English and French.

Speakers

Alexandre Barreto

President, CADE, Brasília

Amanda Reeves

Latham & Watkins, Washington DC

Barbara Rosenberg

Barbosa Müssnich Aragão, São Paulo

Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto

Pereira Neto | Macedo, São Paulo

Christine Wilson

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC

Enrique Cañizares

RBB Economics, Madrid

Fernando Carreño

Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico City

Javier Tapia

Judge, Chilean Competition Tribunal, Chile

Jesús Ignacio Navarro Zermeño

Commissioner, Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), Mexico City

Juliano Maranhão

Sampaio Ferraz, São Paulo

Lucília Falsarella Pereira

Director – Cartel Enforcement, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), London

Marcelo Calliari

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Marcio Bueno

Caminati Bueno Advogados, São Paulo

Marcio Soares

Mattos Filho, São Paulo

Mariana Tavares de Araujo

Levy & Salomão, Rio de Janeiro

Pablo Machado

Executive Officer - General Counsel and Head of Institutional Affairs, Suzano, São Paulo

Pablo Trevisán

Commissioner, Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (CNDC), Buenos Aires

Paula Azevedo

Commissioner, CADE, Brasília

Paulo Furquim de Azevedo

Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Centre of Business Studies, Insper, São Paulo

Pedro Sandrin

Legal Director, Raízen, São Paulo

Rafique Bachour

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels

Santiago del Río

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

Taissa Licatti

Head of Ethics & Compliance, Ambev, São Paulo

Verónica Franco

Ferrere, Asunción

Vicente Bagnoli

Professor of Competition and Economic Law, Mackenzie Presbyterian University Law School

Programme

8.30: Coffee and registration 

9.00: Welcome remarks

Vicente Bagnoli, Professor of Competition and Economic Law, Mackenzie Presbyterian University Law School

9.05: Chair’s opening remarks

Frank Montag, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels

9.15: Enforcers’ roundtable

Leading enforcers from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina discuss recent competition enforcement activity, analyse lessons learnt and share predictions of what is in store for the coming year.  

Moderators:
Frank Montag, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels
Mariana Tavares de Araujo, Levy & Salamao Advogados, Sao Paulo

Panel:
Alexandre Barreto, President, CADE, Brasília
Pablo Trevisán, Commissioner, Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (CNDC), Buenos Aires
Jesús Ignacio Navarro Zermeño, Commissioner, Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), Mexico City
Christine Wilson, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC

10.25: Coffee break

10.50: The limits of unilateral conduct policy and enforcement in technology markets: is there a need to upgrade or reboot the system?

The emergence of new technology markets (including zero-price markets) has left antitrust observers asking whether authorities should broaden the scope of competition policy beyond consumer welfare - and in what circumstances that would be warranted. Will this generate more uncertainty and hand unlimited discretion to authorities? What should be the limits of competition policy? What new theories of harm (if any) should competition authorities consider in order to assess unilateral conduct in technology markets? What new cases are testing the boundaries of traditional enforcement? The panel will share their insights on these and other questions about the purpose and limits of competition policy in dynamic technology markets.

Moderator:
Amanda Reeves, Latham & Watkins, Washington DC

Panel:
Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto, Pereira Neto | Macedo, São Paulo
Paulo Furquim de Azevedo, Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Centre of Business Studies, Insper, São Paulo
Juliano Maranhão, Sampaio Ferraz, São Paulo
Jesús Ignacio Navarro Zermeño, Commissioner, Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE), Mexico City

12.00: Coffee break

12.25: Remedies in conduct cases: the line between antitrust enforcement and market regulation

Competition authorities around the world have increasingly used their general investigative powers and competition advocacy tools whenever they believe a market is not working as well as it should – including the e-commerce inquiry in Europe and the work of the US Federal Trade Commission’s digital economy task force. This trend has not passed unnoticed by Latin American enforcers; broad market investigations are active in Brazil and Mexico. Leaders in the field will discuss this trend from a global perspective and explore how to draw the line between antitrust enforcement and market regulation.

Moderator:
Marcio Soares, Mattos Filho, São Paulo

Panel:
Paula Azevedo, Commissioner, Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE), Brasilia
Fernando Carreño, Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico City
Pedro Sandrin, Legal Director, Raízen, São Paulo
Santiago del Río, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

13.35: Networking lunch

14.45: Cross-border merger control

Competition enforcers around the world have grappled with whether and how to take international or global considerations into account when investigating cross-border mergers. Is it time for a more internationalist approach to merger enforcement – particularly in Latin America, where one merger can give rise to similar issues in multiple countries? If so, what does this kind of international merger control look like, and who should ultimately come first – local consumers, or those who may be affected by a deal across borders?

Moderator:
Barbara Rosenberg, Barbosa Müssnich e Aragão, São Paulo

Panel:
Pablo Machado, Executive Officer - General Counsel and Head of Institutional Affairs, Suzano, São Paulo
Rafique Bachour, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels
Enrique Cañizares, RBB Economics, Madrid
Veronica Franco, Ferrere, Asunción

15.55: Coffee break

16.20: Information exchange

What are the boundaries and limits for information exchange in conduct cases? What type of information can be lawfully exchanged or not? When is specific information no longer competitively sensitive? How are CADE and other agencies around the world dealing with information exchange? How should pure information exchange be treated by competition agencies in terms of fines and sanctions? The panel will focus on these specific issues and propose practical and useful tools for practitioners to deal with challenges surrounding the information exchange grey zone.

Moderator:
Marcio Bueno, Caminati Bueno Advogados, São Paulo

Panel:

Taissa Macaferri Licatti, Instituto Ambev, São Paulo
Javier Tapia, Judge, Chilean Competition Tribunal, Santiago 
Marcelo Calliari, TozziniFreire, São Paulo
Lucília Falsarella Pereira, Director of cartel enforcement, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), London

17.30: Chair's closing remarks

Frank Montag, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels

Venue

MackGraphe, Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $ 400 30 Aug 2019
Early $ 500 27 Sep 2019
Standard $ 600 11 Oct 2019

 

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