Chair

Fiona Carlin

Baker & McKenzie

Fiona Carlin is the Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie’s European and Competition Law Practice in Brussels and Chairs the Firm’s Global and Antitrust Law Practice comprising more than 320 lawyers in over 40 countries. She also heads the Firm’s global merger task force that exchanges and develops know-how and organises regular client events on merger control developments.

Keynote Speaker

Donncadh Woods

Deputy Head of Unit for Antitrust and Mergers Policy and Scrutiny, DG Competition, European Commission

Speakers

Jean-Yves Art

Director, Competition Law, Microsoft

Bill Batchelor

Baker & McKenzie

Matthew Bennett

Director of Economics, Office of Fair Trading

Aleksandra Boutin

DG Competition, European Commission

Anna Emanuelson

DG Competition, European Commission

Henning Leupold

DG Competition, European Commission

Thomas Graf

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

James Killick

White & Case LLP

Jonas Koponen

Linklaters

Fabian Theurer

Bundeskartellamt

Andrea Lofaro

RBB Economics

Gil Ohana

Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition, Cisco Systems

Emily Roche

Rio Tinto

Frank Wijckmans

Contrast Law

Programme

Programme

Chairman: Fiona Carlin, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

08.30 Registration and coffee

09.00 Chairman’s opening remarks

09.10 Keynote address

Setting the scene

Donncadh Woods, Deputy Head of Unit for Antitrust and Mergers Policy and Scrutiny, DG Competition, European Commission

09.30 R&D Agreements and Innovation

• Overview of what has changed

• Do the new rules promote innovation?

Jonas Koponen, Partner, Linklaters LLP

Henning Leupold, DG Competition, European Commission

10.00 Joint Production and Specialisation

Thomas Graf, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Henning Leupold, DG Competition, European Commission

10.40 Coffee break

11.00 A Revised Approach to Standardisation Agreements

• The SSO safe harbour

• Upfront disclosure of IP

• FRAND licensing terms for essential IPRs

Anna Emanuelson

DG Competition, European Commission

James Killick

Partner, White & Case LLP

Jean-Yves Art

Director, Competition Law EMEA, Microsoft

Gil Ohana

Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition, Cisco Systems

12.15 Roundtable / Panel Discussion - do the Guidelines achieve a workable balance?

The speakers will be joined by Emily Roche, Senior Counsel - Competition, Rio Tinto

Fabian Theurer, German and European Antitrust Law – Desk Officer, Bundeskartellamt

13.00 Lunch

14.15 Other Developments of Interest

• Joint Commercialisation

• Standard terms

Bill Batchelor, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Anna Emanuelson, DG Competition, European Commission

15.00 The Economists’ Perspective

• Potential pro-competitive effects of horizontal agreements

• The analytical framework to identify anti-competitive effects

• Assessing the effects in practice

Andrea Lofaro, Director, RBB Economics

15.30 Tea

15.50 Information Exchange and the Object/Effect Distinction

• The framework for the competitive assessment of information exchanges

• Recent case law – the legal theory

• The economic perspective

Aleksandra Boutin, DG Competition, European Commission

Matthew Bennett, Director, Office of Fair Trading

Fabian Theurer, German and European Antitrust Law – Desk Officer, Bundeskartellamt

Frank Wijckmans, Partner, Contrast Law

17.20 Summing up and close

Venue

The Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, Brussels, B-1000, Belgium

Ticket prices

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