Coverage

FTC decisions have emboldened Chinese IP policy, Ohlhausen says

FTC decisions have emboldened Chinese IP policy, Ohlhausen says

16 September 2014

Contentious US antitrust enforcement actions over the rights and obligations of standard-essential patent owners have helped fuel China’s approach to intellectual property rights, a member of the country’s Federal Trade Commission said today. Ron Knox at GCR Live in New York

DoJ: No type of evidence calls trumps in merger review

DoJ: No type of evidence calls trumps in merger review

16 September 2014

The US Department of Justice will weigh evidence offered by merging companies based on its relevance to determining anti-competitive effects, not its categorisation nor the number of witnesses offering it, a senior litigation official said today. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live in New York

Sausage factories and hullabaloos: The Tipline for 16 September 2014

16 September 2014

GCR is at the World Trade Center today covering our annual New York antitrust conference. Look out for coverage of David Gelfand’s keynote speech and Maureen Ohlhausen’s thoughts on China. 

Regulation of minority interests perhaps a necessary evil

Regulation of minority interests perhaps a necessary evil

17 September 2014

The acquisition of minority shares in a rival company can have both unilateral and coordinated effects harmful to competition, but proposals to expand the regulatory regime will prove onerous for companies, said lawyers and economists on Tuesday. Yasmine Harik at GCR Live in New York

New York sues Actavis for product hopping

New York sues Actavis for product hopping

17 September 2014

Antitrust bureau chief Eric Stock touted the New York attorney general’s enforcement, including a lawsuit this week against a pharmaceutical company, as an example of effective state-level competition work. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live in New York

GCR Live and fungicide: The Tipline for 17 September 2014

17 September 2014

We have plenty of news from yesterday's conference in New York, plus beer gossip and a congressman who told us something we didn’t know about the US antitrust agencies.

Chairs

Nick Levy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Nicholas Levy’s practice focuses on EU and U.K. antitrust law. Consistently recognized by Chambers as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Europe, Nick was named Global Competition Review’s “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2015. He has extensive experience in notifying mergers and joint ventures under the EU Merger Regulation, coordinating the notification of international transactions, and advising on all aspects of antitrust law, including anti-cartel enforcement, collaborative arrangements, vertical agreements and unilateral conduct.

Ronan Harty

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mr. Harty, a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, provides general antitrust counseling to U.S. and non-U.S. companies and represents clients in enforcement agency investigations, domestic and cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, and litigations.

Keynote Speaker

David Gelfand

Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice

Speakers

Melanie Aitken

Bennett Jones

Kevin Arquit

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Rachel Brandenburger

Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells US

Jordan Ellison

Slaughter & May

Ilene Knable Gotts

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Leon B. Greenfield

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

John Harkrider

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

H. Stephen Harris Jr.

Winston & Strawn

Nicole Kar

Linklaters

William Kovacic

The George Washington University Law School

Anthony Maton

Hausfeld & Co.

W. Todd Miller

Baker & Miller

Michael Moiseyev

Assistant Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission

Robert O'Donoghue

Brick Court Chambers

Maureen K. Ohlhausen

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Janusz A. Ordover

Compass Lexecon

Alex Potter

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Fiona Schaeffer

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Daniel Sokol

Levin College of Law, University of Florida

Eric Stock

Chief of the Antitrust Bureau, New York State Attorney General

Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang

Charles River Associates

CPD points

This conference has been accredited with 5.5 CPD points.

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' opening remarks

Nick Levy, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Ronan Harty, Davis Polk & Wardwell

9.10: Keynote address and questions

David Gelfand, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice

10.05: Session one: Antitrust enforcement in China - what next?

Moderator:
Daniel Sokol, Levin College of Law, University of Florida

Introductory Speaker:
Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Panel:
Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang, Charles River Associates
H. Stephen Harris Jr., Winston & Strawn 
Alex Potter, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

11.20: Coffee break

11.40: Session two: Merger control & minority interests - is the gap worth filling?

Moderator:
Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Panel:
W. Todd Miller, Baker & Miller 
Michael Moiseyev, Assistant Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
John Harkrider, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider 
Janusz A. Ordover, Compass Lexecon

12.55: Networking lunch sponsored by Bennett Jones

13.55: Lunchtime speaker

Eric Stock, Chief of the Antitrust BureauNew York State Attorney General

14.30: Session three: Challenges in global antitrust enforcement

Moderator:
Leon B. Greenfield, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Panel:
Melanie Aitken, Bennett Jones
Kevin Arquit, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 
Rachel Brandenburger, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells US
William Kovacic, The George Washington University Law School

15.40: Coffee break

15.55: Session four: Antitrust litigation in the EU - has its time now come?

Moderator:
Fiona Schaeffer, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Panel:
Anthony Maton, Hausfeld & Co.
Nicole Kar, Linklaters 
Robert O'Donoghue, Brick Court Chambers
Jordan Ellison, Slaughter and May

17.25: Chairs' closing remarks

17.30: All delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception kindly hosted by Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Venue

7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, 10007, USA

Testimonials

  • "Timely and right on the new and hot topics."
    Elizabeth Wang, Charles River Associates 

  • "Excellent topics and impressive panel." 
    Michael Galligan, IBM

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