Chairs

Phillip H. Warren

Covington & Burling, San Francisco

Phillip Warren specializes in global antitrust and competition law practice, representing corporations and executives in criminal antitrust and other white-collar government investigations and litigation, and related multi-district class actions.

Aaron Yeater

Analysis Group, Boston

Mr. Yeater's areas of expertise include the evaluation of damages in antitrust, intellectual property, and complex commercial matters in a variety of industries including media, high technology, retail and institutional financial services, and telecommunications.

Keynote Speaker

Eddy De Smijter

Head of International Relations, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Speakers

Arthur Burke

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York and Menlo Park

Kevin Coates

Covington & Burling, Brussels and London

Megan Dixon

Hogan Lovells, San Francisco

James Fredricks

Assistant Chief, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Deborah Garza

Covington & Burling, Washington DC

James Griffin

King & Spalding, Washington DC

Casey Halladay

McMillan, Toronto

Scott Hammond

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington DC

Susan Hinchliffe

General Electric, London

Kenji Ito

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo

Manas Kumar Chaudhuri

Khaitan & Co, New Delhi

Anthony Maton

Hausfeld, London and Brussels

Melanie Nardo

Associate General Counsel Compliance EMEA & Global Sales, Mars, Munich

Ami Paanajärvi

Roschier, Helsinki

George Paul

White & Case, Washington, DC

Christopher Ries

Global Antitrust and Supply Chain Alliances Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, San Francisco

Amadeu Ribeiro

Mattos Filho, New York

Sanghoon Shin

Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul

Bruce Simon

Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, San Francisco

Edward Snyder

Indra K. Nooyi Dean & William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management, Yale School of Management, New Haven

​Gary Spratling

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, San Francisco

Mariana Tavares de Araujo

Levy & Salomão, Rio de Janeiro

Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey

DLA Piper, San Francisco

Sven Völcker

Latham & Watkins, Brussels

Suzanne Wachsstock

Vice President and Chief Antitrust Counsel, American Express, New York

Marianne Wagener

Norton Rose Fulbright, South Africa

Tim Ward QC

Monckton Chambers, London

Elaine Whiteford

Covington & Burling, London

Programme

8.15: Welcome coffee and registration

8.45: Chairs' welcome

Phillip H. Warren, Covington & Burling, San Francisco
Aaron Yeater, Analysis Group, Boston

9.00: To the ends of the earth? Extraterritorial application of cartel laws today

The US antitrust agencies are revising their guidelines for international enforcement and cooperation, while US courts continue to hammer out the FTAIA's meaning and scope in cartel matters. Likewise, the European Commission and many other jurisdictions continue to wrestle with questions about reach of their authority. The panel will survey how the US, the EC, and the rest of the world are addressing the extraterritoriality of their competition laws.

Moderator:
Bruce Simon, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, San Francisco

Panel:
James Fredricks, Assistant Chief, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Kevin Coates, Covington & Burling, Brussels and London
Amadeu Ribeiro, Mattos Filho, New York
Edward Snyder, Indra K. Nooyi Dean & William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management, Yale School of Management, New Haven

10.15: Morning keynote: Cartel enforcement in the Trump administration - A roundtable of former DOJ officials

What does a Trump Administration mean for cartel enforcement? Former Department of Justice officials who played key leadership roles in the Antitrust Division's criminal enforcement program for the past two decades will provide some answers.

Moderator:
Deborah Garza, Covington & Burling, Washington DC

Panel:
James Griffin, King & Spalding, Washington DC
Scott Hammond, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, DC
Gary Spratling, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, San Francisco

11.15: Coffee Break

11.40: Navigating muddy waters: Steering global businesses through fluid and disparate standards

Last year, the EC ruled for the first time that "price signaling" by container liner shipping companies was an illegal concerted practice, while the US DOJ announced that it may criminally prosecute collusive agreements among employers. Many other enforcers have yet to define what conduct they will treat as cartel violations. This panel will discuss practical questions of how to counsel companies doing business across jurisdictions with inconsistent, changing, or poorly defined competition laws.

Moderator:
Megan Dixon, Hogan Lovells, San Francisco

Panel:
Suzanne Wachsstock, Vice President and Chief Antitrust Counsel, American Express, New York
Casey Halladay, McMillan, Toronto
Manas Kumar Chaudhuri, Khaitan & Co, New Delhi
Melanie Nardo, Associate General Counsel Compliance EMEA & Global Sales, Mars, Munich  

12.55: Networking lunch

14.00: Afternoon keynote: The interplay of public and private enforcement in the EU

Eddy De Smijter, Head of International Relations, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

14.20: No Exit or Brexit?: Implications for European public and private enforcement

Private damage claims continue apace in the UK. The Competition Appeal Tribunal in Mastercard issued the first substantial competition damages award in Europe, and the first class action claims have been filed under the Consumer Rights Act. But is Brexit likely to hinder the growth of private damages in the UK? Will changes in other EU jurisdictions attract litigants? And what impact will Brexit have on public enforcement, including EC jurisdiction over conduct in the UK? This panel will discuss these and other questions about enforcement in Europe, in light of the current status of Brexit.

Moderator:
Anthony Maton, Hausfeld, London and Brussels

Panel:
Tim Ward QC, Monckton Chambers, London
Ami Paanajärvi, Roschier, Helsinki
Elaine Whiteford, Covington & Burling, London

15.30: Coffee break

15.45: Buyer beware, seller take care: Cartel issues in global M&A

M&A transactions can raise serious risks that an acquirer will end up assuming liability for cartel and other regulatory violations. This panel will discuss strategies for managing antitrust risk in deals by such measures as conducting risk assessments - without running afoul of gun-jumping prohibitions; allocating antitrust risk through indemnification provisions; obtaining seller's warranties regarding the extent of antitrust liabilities; and navigating pitfalls regarding speculative penalties and damage claims and preservation of legal privilege.

Moderator:
Arthur Burke, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York and Menlo Park

Panel:
George Paul, White & Case, Washington, DC
Kenji Ito, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo
Sanghoon Shin, Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul
Sven Völcker, Latham & Watkins, Brussels 

16.55: Where cartels meet corruption: Mitigating compliance costs of global regulation

Competition law is just one of many risk areas of compliance that companies must worry about: Anti-corruption, international trade controls, privacy and data protection - the list goes on. This panel will explore whether companies can efficiently address these diverse legal risks by developing integrated compliance programmes.

Moderator:
Mariana Tavares de Araujo, Levy & Salomão, Rio de Janeiro

Panel:
Marianne Wagener, Norton Rose Fulbright, Johannesburg
Susan Hinchliffe, General Electric, London
Christopher Ries, Global Antitrust and Supply Chain Alliances Counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, San Francisco 
Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey, DLA Piper, San Francisco

18.00: Chairs' closing remarks

Phillip H. Warren, Covington & Burling, San Francisco
Aaron Yeater, Analysis Group, Boston

18.10 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by McMillan

Venue

One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001-4956, USA

Testimonials

  • “Excellent topics and an impressive panel.” - Michael Galligan, Senior Counsel – IBM

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early 800 USD  17 Feb 2017
Early 900 USD 17 Mar 2017
Standard 975 USD  28 Mar 2017

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price Until
Super Early 250 USD 28 Mar 2017