Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ welcome

Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy
Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

9.15: Keynote speech

Chris Fonteijn, Chairman, Board of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)

9.45: Session one: Networks consolidation and integration

  • Mobile to Mobile mergers
  • EU approach to theories of harm and evidence
  • Evidentiary burden on efficiencies and network investment
  • EU approach to remedies in Austria, Ireland and Germany
  • Relationship with national regulation
  • Comparing EU and US mobile cases - Sprint T Mobile
  • Regulatory and issues in “hybrid” deals mobile-fixed
  • Consolidation and incentive to invest (Jazztel/Orange)

Moderator:
Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Panel:
Sophie Moonen, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
Angeline Woods, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Cristina Caffarra, Charles River Associates
Jeffrey Eisenach, NERA Economic Consulting

11.15: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: Content and network integration

  • Issues arising in mergers on non-overlapping networks; local vs. national – national vs. cross border markets
  • EU approach in Ziggo
  • US approach in Comcast
  • Net Neutrality - regulatory aspects, role of antitrust and role of merger control
  • Impact of network consolidation on OTT - online video distribution

Moderator:
Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy

Panel:
Michele Piergiovanni, Case Manager, Merger Control Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
Paul Glazener, Allen & Overy
Tommaso Valletti, Professor, Imperial College London
Fiona Scott Morton, Professor of Economics, Yale University School of Management and Former Chief Economist, US Department of Justice

13.00: Networking lunch

14.00: Session three: Content acquisition and licensing - antitrust and regulation

  • Sport content licensing
  • New Ofcom case re-opening the EC debate?
  • Aims: antitrust or regulation?
  • Wholesale mandatory offer: the UK experience - margin squeeze or regulation?
  • Virtual unbundled local access: margin regulation and impact of content acquisition
  • Cross border licensing status of EU investigation on territorial film licensing
  • Role of OTT players
  • Copyright reforms

Moderator:
Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy

Panel:
Yih-Choung Teh, Competition Policy Director, Ofcom
Stephen Wisking, Herbert Smith Freehills
Lorenzo Coppi, Compass Lexecon
Krzysztof Kuik, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

15.30: Coffee break

15.45: Session four: “Digital monopolies” - do we have the right regulatory paradigm?

  • Market definition in multisided markets
  • Application of HMT test
  • Attention rivalry competition and its implications for analysis
  • Entry analysis in digital markets
  • Approach to market power in data
  • Role of regulation
  • Privacy regulation and implications for competition analysis
  • National consumer protection and EU antitrust

Moderator:
Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Panel:
John Fingleton, Fingleton Associates
Alec Burnside, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Claire Jeffs, Slaughter and May
Eliana Garcés Tolón, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

17.15: Chairs’ closing remarks

Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy
Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

17.30: Close of conference

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