Tuesday, 23 October 2018, Hotel Amigo, Brussels.

Global enforcers, top practitioners and leading academics track key recent developments in merger control around the globe. 

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137

Chairs

Philippe Chappatte

Slaughter and May, London and Brussels

Philippe is Head of the Competition Group at Slaughter and May. He is responsible for the running and development of the firm’s global competition practice, including through the Beijing and Hong Kong offices and 'best friend' firms.

Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

Ilene Knable Gotts is a partner in the New York City law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she focuses on antitrust matters, particularly relating to mergers and acquisitions.

Speakers

Christian Ahlborn

Linklaters, London

Oliver Bethell

Director, EMEA Competition, Google, London

Marcelo Calliari

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Andrea Coscelli

Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), London

Laurent Garzaniti

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels

Calvin Goldman QC

Goodmans, Toronto

Ronan Harty

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York

Bojana Ignjatovic

RBB Economics, London

Suyong Kim

Hogan Lovells, London and Brussels

Timothy Lamb

Associate General Counsel, Competition and Regulatory, Facebook, London

Valérie Meunier

Compass Lexecon, Paris

Carles Esteva Mosso

Deputy Director General for Mergers, Competition Directorate-General of the European Commission, Brussels

Vassili Moussis

Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune, Tokyo

Barry Nigro Jr.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Anna Numerova

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Moscow

Amilcar Peredo

Basham, Ringe Y Correa, Mexico City

Martha Samuelson

CEO and Chairman, Analysis Group, Boston

Shweta Shroff Chopra

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi

Isabelle de Silva

President, French Competition Authority, Paris

Robbert Snelders

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels

Marc Williamson

Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC

Natalie Yeung

Slaughter and May, Hong Kong

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ morning welcome

Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May, London and Brussels
Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

9.15: Enforcers roundtable

An international panel of enforcers exploring global perspectives on merger control enforcement

Moderators
Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May, London and Brussels
Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

Panel: 
Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), London
Carles Esteva Mosso, Deputy Director General for Mergers, Competition Directorate-General of the European Commission, Brussels
Barry Nigro Jr., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Isabelle de Silva, President, French Competition Authority, Paris

10.25: Coffee break

10.50: Merger control in Europe

  • Implications of Brexit for EU merger control
  • Vertical restraints and conglomerate effects
  • Development of EU and member state FDI regimes
  • Innovation and data aggregation

Moderator
Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels

Panel:
Bojana Ignjatovic, RBB Economics, London
Christian Ahlborn, Linklaters, London
Timothy Lamb, Associate General Counsel, Competition and Regulatory, Facebook, London
Robbert Snelders, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels

12.00: Networking lunch 

13.00: Merger control in the Americas

  • Antitrust under Trump
  • CFIUS and developments in FDI
  • Vertical restraints and conglomerate effects
  • Innovation and data aggregation
  • Remedies

Moderator
Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

Panel:
Calvin Goldman QC, Goodmans, Toronto
Amilcar Peredo, Basham, Ringe Y Correa, Mexico City
Martha Samuelson, CEO and Chairman, Analysis Group, Boston
Marc Williamson, Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC

14.10: Coffee break

14.35: Merger control in BRICs

  • How long are procedures taking?
  • Are non-competition law issues being raised?
  • Is the approach to remedies different from the EU and US?

Moderator
Vassili Moussis, Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune, Tokyo

Panel:
Marcelo Calliari, TozziniFreire, São Paulo
Shweta Shroff Chopra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi
Anna Numerova, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Moscow
Natalie Yeung, Slaughter and May, Hong Kong

15.45: Theories of harm: have authorities allowed too many mergers to go through?

  • Should antitrust objectives be broadened to include other considerations, such as;
    • Impact on employment
    • Impact on SME’s
  • Should we be looking at the impact on innovation and consumer protection?

Moderator
Suyong Kim, Hogan Lovells, London and Brussels

Panel:
Oliver Bethell, Director, EMEA Competition, Google, London
Ronan Harty, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York
Valérie Meunier, Compass Lexecon, Paris
Barry Nigro Jr., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC

16.55: Chairs' closing remarks

Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter and May, London and Brussels
Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York

17.00 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by RBB Economics

Venue

Hotel Amigo, Rue de l'Amigo 1-3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super early €750 7 Sep 2018
Early €850 5 Oct 2018
Standard €950 23 Oct 2018

 

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