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DAAG Sallet explains Hesse's economic fairness

DAAG Sallet explains Hesse's economic fairness

08 November 2016

When the head of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division spoke about economic fairness, she referred to economic opportunity provided by competitive processes, her deputy for litigation said yesterday.

Chairs

Christine Varney

Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York

Christine Varney is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department and serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust practice. Varney has served as both the US Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Nick Levy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels and London

Nicholas Levy’s practice focuses on EU and UK antitrust law. 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.

Keynotes

Cecilio Madero Villarejo

Deputy Director-General Antitrust, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Cecilio Madero Villarejo has been Deputy Director-General for Antitrust at the European Commission's Competition Directorate-General since May 2011. He is responsible for the Commission's antitrust cases and policy.

Terrell McSweeny

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC

Terrell McSweeny was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on 28 April, 2014, to a term that expires in September 2017.

Speakers

Pinar Bagci

The Brattle Group, London

Rachel Brandenburger

Senior Advisor & Foreign Legal Consultant, Hogan Lovells US, New York

Martin Coleman

Norton Rose Fulbright, London

Jamillia Ferris

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC`

Fredrick Flyer

Compass Lexecon, Chicago

Eleanor Fox

Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, New York

David Gelfand

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Washington, DC

Ronan Harty

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York

Daniel O'Brien

Bates White, Washington, DC

Maureen Ohlhausen

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

Alejandra Palacios Prieto

Chairwoman, Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE), Mexico City

Sharis Pozen

Vice President, Global Competition and Antitrust Counsel, General Electric, Washington, DC

Christian Riis-Madsen

O’Melveny & Myers, Brussels and London

Trevor Soames

Soames Antitrust​, Brussels

Gregory Vistnes

Charles River Associates, Washington, DC

Programme

8.00: Welcome coffee and registration

8.30: Chairs’ opening remarks

Nick Levy, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels and London
Christine Varney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York

8.45: Cecilio Madero Villarejo in conversation

A well-known and senior official at DG COMP, Cecilio Madero oversees the Commission’s application of antitrust law to cartels, restrictive agreements, and abuses of dominance. This session is an opportunity to question Deputy Director General Madero about the EC’s enforcement priorities and practice (Mr Madero is not able to comment on any on-going cases).

Keynote speaker:
Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director-General Antitrust, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Moderators:
Nick Levy, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels and London
Trevor Soames, Soames Antitrust, Brussels

9.45: “A view from the top floor” – Former and current regulators panel

This session will see past and present regulators debate a range of topics, including challenges faced by agencies around the world, changes in enforcement practice during their tenures, advice gleaned from their agency careers on how to win (and lose) cases, and priorities for their successors.

Moderator:
Sharis Pozen, Vice President, Global Competition and Antitrust Counsel, General Electric, Washington, DC

Panel:
Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
Alejandra Palacios Prieto, Chairwoman, Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (COFECE), Mexico City
David Gelfand, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Washington DC

11.00: Coffee break

11.15: Intel: Did DG COMP get it right?

The June hearing on the Intel abuse of dominance case at the European Court of Justice saw Advocate General Nils Wahl subjecting the Commission to incisive and detailed questioning on a range of issues, including rebates, abuse of dominance generally, and jurisdiction. What does the case so far indicate about the Commission’s process and decision-making? How will this affect other monopolisation cases in the EU?

Moderator: 
Eleanor Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, New York

Panel: 
Christian Riis-Madsen, O’Melveny & Myers, Brussels and London
Rachel Brandenburger, Senior Advisor & Foreign Legal Consultant, Hogan Lovells US, New York
Martin Coleman, Norton Rose Fulbright, London

12.30: Networking lunch

13.45: The best use of evidence: The economist perspective

What is the most intelligent, useful, and cost effective way to employ economists in merger cases? This session brings together a group of leading economists to analyse the impact of economic evidence in merger cases and advise how to produce the best possible outcome.

Moderator:
Ronan Harty, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York

Panel:
Gregory Vistnes, Charles River Associates, Washington, DC
Pinar Bagci, The Brattle Group, London
Daniel O'Brien, Bates White, Washington, DC
Fredrick Flyer, Compass Lexecon, Chicago

15.00: Coffee break

15:15: An Obama retrospective

On the day before the presidential elections, Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, will give her perspective on the last eight years of antitrust enforcement in the United States.

Panel:
Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
Christine Varney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York

Moderator:
Jamillia Ferris, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC

16:30: Chairs’ closing remarks

Nick Levy, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels and London
Christine Varney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York

16.40: Close of conference

Venue

1 Liberty Pl, New York, NY 10006, USA

Testimonials

  • "Very good. Big-name, well-prepared speakers."

    Jun Feng, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

     

  • "Very interesting, accessible"

  • "It was all fantastic!"

    Nicholas Peterson, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

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