Implementing Competition Law and Policy, Global Perspectives
18 November 2010–19 November 2010, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Centre for Law, Economics and Society
Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi
About the conference
The recent adoption of competition law statutes in East and South Asia, culminating with the enactment of the Indian Competition Act and the Chinese Antimonopoly Law, mark a significant development to the global business community.
Merger control, the application of competition law to unilateral conduct such as distribution agreements, competition issues in intellectual property rights, and state activities in the economy create important challenges in the enforcement of competition law in these crucial markets for policymakers, multinational corporations, law firms and economic consultancies. A number of panels and roundtables will examine these issues, composed by the international and local leaders of the competition/regulatory law and M&A practice.
The public conference held on 19 November will be preceded by an invitation only one-day workshop held on 18 November on the issue of economic development and competition law, a theme that is of particular importance to the global as well as to the local business community.
Major policy makers, academics and practitioners from around the world will analyze these topics and will share their unique expertise in the area of competition law and more specifically in merger control, evidence in competition law, joint ventures, distribution, cartels, and the interaction between competition and intellectual property.
Heads of competition authorities/international organizations participating :
- Laura Carstensen (UK Competition Commission)
- Marcus Bezzi (Executive General Manager of the Enforcement &
- Compliance Division, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)
- John Fingleton (Chief Executive at the UK Office of Fair Trading / Chair of the Steering Group, International Competition Network)
- Scott D. Hammond (US Department of Justice Antitrust Division)
- Alexander Italianer (European Commission) tbc
- Frederic Jenny (Cour de Cassation (Judge of the French Supreme Court) and Chairman, OECD Competition Committee)
- Salman Khurshid (Minister for Corporate Affairs, Indian Government)
- William Kovacic (Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission)
- Dhanendra Kumar (Chairman, Competition Commission of India)
- Shang Ming (MOFCOM) tbc
- Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)
- Shan Ramburuth (Competition Commission, South Africa)
- Christine Varney (US Department of Justice) tbc
The conference will be held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, India.
The Centre for Law and Economics (Public Policy section) at UCL acknowledges the support of our Exclusive Indian Legal Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
- About the organisers
Ioannis Lianos (LL.B, LL.M, PhD Law, University of Strasbourg; LL.M Trade Regulation, NYU Law, PhD Sociology (prob.) Cambridge Univ.) is a Reader (professor) in European Union Law and Competition Law and Economics at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL) (since 2005), the Director of the Centre for Law and Economics (Competition, Regulation and Public Policy) and the co-director of the Institute of Global Law, the Centre for Law and Governance in Europe and the Jevons Institute of Competition Law and Economics at UCL. He is also the co-founder and chairman of IMEDIPA, a NGO in competition law established in Athens, Greece. Ioannis is the co-editor of the Global Competition Law & Economics Series published by Stanford University Press. His book, published in French in 2007, on the Transformation of competition law by economic analysis of law (Brussels, Bruylant, XIX+1698 pp) earned the Emile Girardeau prize of the French Academy of Social Sciences (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques). He is currently co-authoring a book on Private Enforcement - A Global perspective (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2011), a book on Competition Law Remedies in Europe (forthcoming Hart Pub, Oxford, 2011), a casebook in EU and UK competition law (forthcoming Hart Pub., 2011) and has published widely in European law and competition law, including five edited volumes (including the forthcoming Research Handbook in EU Competition Law, Edward Elgar and The EU After the Treaty of Lisbon, Cambridge Univ. Press), a number of chapters in collected volumes and articles in generalist and specialised in competition legal journals. His recent research focuses on the impact of the emergence of forensic economics and economists on the evolution of economic thought and on the assessment of economic evidence in courts.
D. Daniel Sokol is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. He has provided technical assistance and capacity building to antitrust agencies and utilities regulators from around the world. He serves as a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network. Sokol is series co-editor of Global Competition Law and Economics (Stanford University Press).
- About the speakers
Jean-Yves Art is Associate General Counsel at Microsoft, based in Brussels. He leads a team of lawyers who counsel business on all antitrust and regulatory aspects of Microsoft's activities in the EMEA region. In close coordination with the Company's headquarters in Redmond, Jean-Yves also manages regulatory proceedings, including antitrust proceeding involving the Company in the region. Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Jean-Yves practiced competition law with law firms in Paris and Brussels. Jean-Yves has also worked for three years as a law clerk at the European Court of Justice. Jean-Yves is an invited professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, where he teaches EU merger control, and at the University of Li�ge where he co-chairs a seminar on advanced topics in EU competition law. He has written extensively and is a regular speaker at conferences on EU competition law. Thomas C. Arthur
Thomas C. Arthur is L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. He holds degrees from Yale Law School and Duke University, where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Before coming to Emory, he practiced law for 11 years with the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis. In 1982, he left his law firm partnership to join the Emory Law faculty.
Arthur teaches antitrust, civil procedure and administrative law, and he has been active on the executive committee of the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools. His articles in the California and Tulane law reviews have been credited with the founding of a new, "statutory" school of antitrust analysis. His 1991 Emory Law Journal article (co-authored with Professor Richard D. Freer) provoked a nationally noted debate over an important new statute governing the jurisdiction of federal courts. A major antitrust article, "The Costly Quest for Perfect Competition: Kodak and Nonstructural Market Power," was published in the New York University Law Review (vol. 69, April 1994).
Simon is a Partner and co-head of the European Antitrust and Competition practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Brussels. He has extensive experience of European and international antitrust regimes and focuses on the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising businesses on regulatory investigations and other compliance issues.
He has counseled clients such as Adobe, Barclays, CHINALCO (Aluminum Corporation of China), General Electric, InBev, Kraft, Macquarie, Philip Morris International and Yahoo! on merger investigations and compliance matters before the EU Commission, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of China's MOC and other agencies worldwide. Most recently, he advised Yahoo! on its search advertising transaction with Microsoft and Kraft on its acquisition of Cadbury.
Simon is a regular speaker on competition law and is recognised as a leading practitioner by Chambers and other directories. He is described by Legal 500 EMEA 2010 as "one of the most respected names in competition law."
Aditya Bhattacharjea is Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics John Beyer
Dr. Beyer is president of Nathan Associates from 1978-2008 and now Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He is a highly skilled expert witness. In 1998 he testified for Litton Industries in its antitrust case against Honeywell, helping Litton win one of the largest antitrust judgments of that year. He co-authored Forced Labor Under the Third Reich, a damage assessment used in negotiations between lawyers representing survivors of forced labor and representatives of German corporations. More recently, he has studied the U.S. grain markets and the import of genetically modified seeds in these markets. Dr. Beyer is currently analyzing anticompetitive behavior among major U.S. air carriers. He has performed economic analyses and business valuations in many litigation matters, particularly those related to antitrust. Well known for succinct and persuasive definitions of relevant markets, assessments of anticompetitive conduct, and damage analyses, he has testified in federal, state, and tax courts. Also an adjunct professor of economics at the American University in Washington, D.C., Dr. Beyer is researching international trade and emerging market economies. He has worked for the Ford Foundation and was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. Marcus Bezzi
Marcus is head of the ACCC's Enforcement & Compliance Division. He is responsible for enforcement and compliance action taken by teams of investigators and officers based in each of the eight Australian state and territory capital cities. The Division focuses on enforcing compliance with Australia�s competition and consumer protection laws including investigating serious cartel offences, civil enforcement action and the referral of criminal contraventions for prosecution.
Marcus leads the ACCC�s operational co-operation with international anti-cartel enforcement agencies and is a co-chair within the Cartel Working Group of the International Competition Network.
Marcus is a lawyer and was Head of Legal with the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) for three years. He worked for fifteen years with the Australian Government Solicitor in Sydney where he specialised in competition and trade practices law enforcement for the ACCC and in broadcasting and administrative law, advising Australian public sector agencies.
Dr Cristina Caffarra
Cristina Caffarra, Vice-President and Head of the European Competition Practice at CRAI International, is an expert in the application of modern industrial economics to competition law, and in the empirical analysis of markets in the context of competition investigations. She has provided economic advice on issues of merger control, vertical restraints, dominance, abusive conduct, collusion and the assessment of damages. She has directed empirical and theoretical economic analyses, and provided expert witness testimony on several cases before the European Commission, the competition authorities of several member states and other jurisdictions such as South Africa.
She has advised before the European Commission on several high-profile Phase II merger investigations. She has worked on the appeals before the CFI of GE/Honeywell and Tetra/Sidel, and given evidence before the CFI in the appeal of EDP-ENI/GDP. She has been involved in the European Commission�s Art. 82 investigation of Microsoft (on behalf of interveners), including Microsoft�s appeal before the Courts.
Dr Caffarra holds a degree in Economics from Italy, and a Master and Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University. She has worked for research institutions both in Italy and at Oxford. She is on the Editorial Board of the European Competition Law Journal and has written several articles for competition journals � as well as presented paper on the economics of competition law at numerous international and academic conferences.
Jeremy Calsyn is a partner based in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary, Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Jeremy's practice focuses on transactional antitrust matters, advice relating to Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission investigations, and civil litigation in the antitrust area.
In the transactional area, he represented The Dow Chemical Company in 2008-2009 in its acquisition of Rohm and Haas, its sale of Morton Salt to K+S AG, and its sale of its calcium chloride business to Occidental Petroleum. He also represented Mittal Steel in 2006 on the international merger control aspects of its groundbreaking acquisition of Arcelor. Other transactions include Verisign�s sale of its communications and messaging businesses, Alpha Natural Resources� acquisition of Foundation Coal, several acquisitions by Evraz Group, NewPage�s acquisition of Stora Enso North America, various acquisitions by 3M Company, Bank of America�s acquisition of MBNA, NASDAQ�s acquisition of Instinet, Sungard�s acquisition of Caminus, and The Dow Chemical Company�s acquisition of Union Carbide.
In antitrust litigation matters, he has counseled businesses such as DHL�s freight forwarding business, LG Display, Kureha Chemical, Asahi Kasei Corporation, and Asahi Glass Corporation in connection with class action litigation alleging antitrust violations. He has also been involved in a number of investigations by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
Mr. Calsyn received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999 and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Southwest Missouri State University in 1995. From 2000 to 2001 he served as law clerk to the Honorable Louis F. Oberdorfer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Laura Carstensen is Deputy Chairman of the UK Competition Commission, the body which is charged with in-depth (phase 2) investigation of mergers and markets found (at phase 1) to raise serious competition concerns and with wide powers to effect remedies. The Commission also serves as the appeals body from decisions of sectoral regulators on prices and licence modifications. Recent and current inquiries include BAA Airports and Movies on Pay TV. She is also a member of the Co-operation & Competition Panel for NHS-Funded Services, the body which has oversight of mergers and markets within the UK National Health Service funded healthcare sector. Laura Carstensen is a Governor of London Metropolitan University, a Trustee of The Women's Library and a Non-executive director of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel.
Prior to being appointed to the Commission she was a partner in the law firm Slaughter and May (1994-2004) and had a distinguished career in UK and EU competition law advising major corporates on mergers and strategic antitrust events (inquiries & litigation).
She was educated at the University of Oxford (St. Hilda’s College).
Thomas Cheng is an assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Telecommunications (Competition Provision) Appeal Board, Registration of Persons Tribunal, and Consumer Council of Hong Kong. He is widely published in the areas of Competition Law including 'Competition Law Investigations in China', in ABA Handbook on Multi-jurisdictional Competition Law Investigations, American Bar Association (forthcoming). and 'Striking a Balance between Competition Law Enforcement and Patent Policy: A Developing Country’s Perspective', in The Effects of Anti-Competitive Business Practices on DEveloping Countries and their Development Prospects 633-59 (Hassan Qaqaya and George Lipimile eds., 2008). Naval S. Chopra Amarchand Mangaldas Kiran Desai
Kiran Desai is a partner at Mayer Brown’s Brussels office, advising clients in the areas of national and EU competition law. He also advises clients on EU constitutional and administrative law, EU regulatory law, trade law and EU government affairs. Clients include Akzo Nobel, Pepsi, Nestle, Solvay, Moody’s and Lear Corporation.
Kiran has been representing clients on these and related topics for over 20 years, practicing first in London and, since 1993, in Brussels. He joined Mayer Brown in 1987 and was named partner some ten years later. In 2006, Kiran was recognized in The Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers. He is also recognised in the Legal Business Report's European Legal Experts 2008 in its Belgian EU and Competition lawyers section
Ariel Ezrachi is Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy. He is the Slaughter and May Lecturer in Competition Law and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. In addition to his teaching within the University he develops training programmes in competition law and policy for the private and public sectors including training programmes for European judges endorsed and subsidised by the European Commission (since 2006).
His research interests include European competition law, mergers and acquisitions and cross border transactions. His recent publications focus on passive investments, excessive pricing, Criminalisation of cartel enforcement, private labels and cross border mergers and acquisitions. He is the author of ‘EU Competition Law, An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases’ (2nd Ed, Hart, 2010), the joint editor of ‘Private Labels, Brands and Competition Policy’ (OUP, 2009) and the editor of 'Article 82 EC – Reflections on its recent evolution' (Hart, 2009).
Professor Allan Fels AO is Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). Professor Fels was Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (1995 to 2003); the Trade Practices Commission (1991 to 1995); and the Prices Surveillance Authority (1989 to 1992). He was co-chair of the OECD Trade and Competition Committee from 1996 to 2003. Professor Fels was Director of the Graduate School of Management of Monash University, and Professor of Administration at Monash University ( 1984 to 1991). Professor Fels is or has recently been a member of a number of advisory boards to the Australian, Victorian and Queensland governments. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Science of Australia. John Fingleton
John Fingleton holds degrees in economics from the Universities of Dublin and Oxford, and completed his doctorate at Nuffield College Oxford, where he studied under Sir James Mirrlees, the Nobel prize-winning economist.
He worked as an academic economist at the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics, and at Trinity College Dublin, spending visiting periods at Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.
In 2000, he was appointed full time Chairperson at the Irish Competition Authority, where he oversaw the implementation of the 2002 Competition Act. In this position, he also sat on Ireland's National Competitiveness Council.
In 2005, he was appointed Chief Executive at the Office of Fair Trading in the UK. In that role, he has overseen a range of consumer and competition enforcement activity including actions on bank overdraft charges and on price-fixing in various sectors; a variety of market studies including banking, house-building and pharmaceutical pricing; and market investigation references of airports, grocery retailing and payment protection insurance. John is Chair of the Steering Group of the International Competition Network and sits on the board of a number of academic journals.
Harry First is the Charles L. Denison Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and the Director of the law school's Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program. From 1999-2001 he served as Chief of the Antitrust Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York. Professor First's interests include antitrust, international and comparative antitrust, and innovation policy. He is the co-author of law school casebooks on antitrust and on regulated industries, and the author of numerous articles involving antitrust law. Professor First is a Contributing Editor of Antitrust Law Journal, Foreign Antitrust Editor of Antitrust Bulletin, and a member of the Advisory Board and a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute. Professor First has twice been a Fulbright Research Fellow in Japan and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo. Prior to entering law teaching Professor First was an attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay Shubhashis Gangopadhyay: Director, India Development Forum. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay got his PhD in Economics from Cornell University, USA, in 1983. He joined the Indian Statistical Institute and taught there till 2002. He took over as founder-director of IDF, an independent research organization, in 2002. He was awarded a doctorate (honoris causa) by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in October 2006. He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Emerging Market Finance (Sage Publications), and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Stability (Elsevier). He is a member of the Board of the Centre for Analytical Finance (Indian School of Business, Hyderabad); Bankruptcy Task Force of IPD, Columbia University and the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Law and Economics of Financial Markets (Copenhagen Business School). He has been a member of South Asia Chief Economist?s Advisory Council of the World Bank. He is also the founder-President of the Society for the Promotion of Game Theory and its Applications. He was also Adviser to the Finance Minister, Government of India. Vivek Ghosal
Vivek Ghosal is a Professor in the School of Economics at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has a PhD in Economics (specializing in Applied Industrial Organization and Econometrics). Before joining the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001, Vivek was an economist at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he worked on issues related to mergers and acquisitions, horizontal and vertical market power, tying agreements, bundling of products and services, price discrimination, network externalities, joint ventures, price-fixing, and cross-subsidization. While at the Antitrust Division, the investigative procedures and competition advocacy issues lead him to interact with other governmental agencies such as the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of State.
Vivek's current research and policy interests include competition policy and law enforcement; business strategy and competitive advantage with focus on innovation, M&As and pricing; and public policies towards businesses, and business strategy. He has published two edited book volumes: The Political Economy of Antitrust (Elsevier, 2007), and Reforming Rules and Regulations: Laws, Institutions and Implementation (MIT Press, 2010). Some of his recent writings include: "The Law and Economics of Enhancing Cartel Enforcement," Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010; "The Genesis of Cartel Investigations: Some Insights from Examining the Dynamic Interrelationships between U.S. Civil and Criminal Antitrust Investigations," Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 2008; "Rewarding Whistleblowers: Ratcheting up the Fight Against Cartels," Global Competition Review, 2008; and "Competition Assessment: Guidance," in Competition Assessment Toolkit, OECD Competition Law and Policy, 2007. More details about his work can be found at: http://www.econ.gatech.edu/people/faculty/ghosal
Anurag Goel Competition Commission of India Ashok Gupta Aditya Birla Group Scott D. Hammond
Scott D. Hammond is the Antitrust Division’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement at the US Department of Justice. He is responsible for the Division’s criminal investigations and litigation nationwide. Since joining the Division in 1988, Mr. Hammond has also served as the Director of Criminal Enforcement, Senior Counsel for Criminal Enforcement to the Assistant Attorney General, and as a trial attorney in one of the Division’s litigation sections. Frédéric Jenny
Frédéric Jenny is a Professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School in Paris and Conseiller en Service Extraordinaire, Cour de Cassation (Judge of the French Supreme Court) and Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee. He was closely involved in the establishment of what is now the Autorit� de la Concurrence (Competition Council) in France. He was General counsel (Rapporteur G�n�ral) and then Vice-President of the Conseil de la concurrence. He is currently a non executive director of the Office of Fair Trading. He was chairman of the WTO Working group on Trade and Competition. He has an internationally recognised reputation for his work in the competition field. He is also a Visiting Professor at University College London. John Kallaugher
John Kallaugher is a partner at Latham & Watkins, where his practice focuses primarily on competition law, and Visiting Professor at UCL Laws. Professor Kallaugher has a broad practice touching on all areas of competition law. He has represented clients from many industrial sectors in competition cases before the Commission, national competition authorities, Community courts, national courts and arbitral tribunals. A particular focus of has practice has been on issues arising in transport, particularly aviation. He is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales and is a member of the New York bar. He teaches on the Master�s course Comparative EC and US Antitrust Law and is a member of the Academic Board of the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics at UCL. R. Shyam Khemani
R. Shyam Khemani is a Principal Economist with the Washington D.C. based firm, MiCRA (Microeconomic Consulting and Research Associates), specializing in providing applied economic analysis, litigation support and economic research services to law firms, corporations, government and trade associations on complex competition and regulatory matters. Until recently, he was Advisor, Competition Policy, in the Financial & Private Sector Development Vice-Presidency of the World Bank Group, Washington D.C. He has advised governments and business in over two dozen industrial and developing countries on various competition, regulation, micro-industrial economics, and international trade issues. During 2000-2002 he resided in Paris, France, where he served as Director, Law & Economics Consulting Group (LECG) European operations and was involved in policy and case specific issues in different jurisdictions, including the European Union. Previously he worked with the Canadian Competition Bureau where he was Chief Economist and Director of Economics & International Affairs, and earlier, Adviser on merger policy. In these capacities he team-led the analysis of complex merger cases and other competition issues across a wide spectrum of industries and markets, and contributed to the barriers to entry and economic efficiency sections of the merger guidelines. He also contributed to the work of two Royal Commissions in Canada dealing with issues of industrial concentration, competition policy, competitiveness and economic growth, and has appeared as an expert before parliamentary committees and regulatory institutions. He also served as an Advisor to the Chairman, Raghavan committee in regards to drafting of India�s new competition law and policy. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Bureau of National Affair�s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report, co-Director of the International Bar Association�s Global Forum on Competition, and serves on various working groups of the American Bar Association, the International Chambers of Commerce, the International Competition Network and CUTS-an NGO based in India. He has served on the Faculty of Business Administration and Commerce at the University of British Columbia, and several other Canadian universities. Dr. Khemani has published monographs, articles in various journals (e.g., Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Antitrust Bulletin, Applied Economics, Policy Options, etc.), and co-edited books on competition policy. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE), U.K., and an M.A. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Salman Khurshid His Excellency Salman Khurshid: Minister for Corporate Affairs, India. Enrolled at the Bar, Supreme Court of India, 1997 appeared in miscellaneous and regular matters in the Supreme Court of India in
Constitutional, Commercial and other matters, drafted briefs in various fields of law, including Commercial and Constitutional matters, Arbitration, Contract, Sale of goods, Company law, Service and Labour matter and Opinion work, argued several leading cases of Constitutional Rights, Civil Liberties, including Press Law and Freedom of Expression, 1982-84 O.S.D. in the Prime Ministers Office with Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, 1981-82 Senior Partner, Talib Luthra and Associates, Extensive Chamber and Court practice, escpecially in commercial, consitutional airlines, Press Law and Administrative Law actively involved in Congress Party affairs, particularly minority affairs, since 1985 Spokeperson, All India Congress Committee, 1998-99 designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Senior Councel, and Chambers for Equity Lex Associates, 1999 Incharge (i) North East States and Programme Implementation and (ii) five States- Tamil Nadu , Pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chattisgarh and West Bengal IMember/I, AICC Committee for Future Challenges and Opportunities
Valentine Korah is an eminent EU competition lawyer, author of many critical books and articles on competition law and policy. Throughout her long career she has made it easier for lawyers and economists to work together. In the 1960s she started an LL.M. course on UK competition law and policy together with Professor Basil Yamey, a notable economist who produced and supervised theoretical and empirical work on problems concerning competition policy. Her basic academic home has been UCL since 1946 when she came up as an undergraduate. Her reputation is international. She has taught also in many other universities and institutions for short periods of time. She was responsible for the dominant course in English on EU competition law at the College of Europe in Bruges for nearly twenty years. Her influence through many books, other writing, lectures and the many excellent student she has taught, has been significant. Many influential people now believe that economics has a substantial contribution to make to competition policy and consulting economists are routinely called in to help when a merger or alleged abuse of a dominant position is being screened in Europe. Competition specialists in the leading law firms expect to make economic arguments themselves when transactions are being negotiated or litigated. Many have contributed to the interdisciplinary approach. Young specialist lawyers are now familiar with economic way of thinking, but Val was an innovator. Her criticisms of the old Restrictive Trade Practices law on the grounds that it was formalistic and often restricted competition contributed to its repeal and replacement. William Kovacic
William E. Kovacic was designated to serve as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission on March 30, 2008, by President George W. Bush. Kovacic was previously sworn in as a Commissioner in January 2006, following his nomination by the President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Prior to his appointment as FTC Commissioner, Kovacic was the E.K. Gubin Professor of Government Contracts Law at George Washington University Law School, where he began to teach in 1999. He was the FTC’s General Counsel from 2001 through the end of 2004. Kovacic earlier worked at the Commission from 1979 to 1983, first with the Bureau of Competition’s Planning Office and later as an attorney advisor to former Commissioner George W. Douglas. After leaving the FTC in 1983, Kovacic was an associate with the Washington, DC, office of Bryan Cave, where he practiced in the firm’s antitrust and government contracts departments, until joining the George Mason University School of Law in 1986. Earlier in his career, he spent one year on the majority staff of the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which was chaired by Senator Philip A. Hart.
Since 1992, Kovacic has served as an adviser on antitrust and consumer protection issues to the governments of Armenia, Benin, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
Kovacic graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1974, and received his J.D. from Columbia University in 1978. He lives in Virginia, with his wife, Kathryn Fenton.
Dhanendra Kumar assumed the office of Chairperson in the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in February, 2009. Previous to this Mr. Kumar was Executive Director for India at the World Bank in Washington, representing India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan, during 2005-09
Mr. Kumar spent the vast majority of his professional career with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), of the Government, in various jobs in industrial and economic development. Mr. Kumar joined the IAS in 1968 and served at the State Government of Haryana and Government of India. He gradually climbed the ranks to become a senior official with vast experience in the economic and infrastructure development sectors. From 1983 to 1986 he was stationed as the Resident Director of the India Investment Centre in London, England, responsible for promoting investments into India, joint ventures and collaboration ventures.
Just prior to his move to the World Bank he served as the Secretary in Government of India for Defence Production. Formerly, he also served as Secretary Road Transport and Highways and Secretary Ministry of Culture in the Government of India. As the Additional Secretary, Telecom, he was closely associated with the telecom revolution in India through opening of competition in telecom sector during 1998-2002. Mr. Kumar also served as the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana and as the Chairman of the Haryana State Industries Development Corporation at state level during 1991-1996 and was closely associated with industrial development in Gurgaon and around Delhi and was awarded �National Citizen�s Award� by Mother Teresa for outstanding contribution in development of Industrial Parks in Haryana.
Martha Licetti World Bank Stephan Malherbe
Stephan Malherbe is the founder and chairman of Genesis Analytics. He received a B.Comm in 1986 and LLB (cum laude) in 1988 from the University of Stellenbosch. Thereafter he studied economics and finance at Harvard University, receiving a Masters degree from the Kennedy School of Government. In 1997, Stephan participated centrally in the design of South Africa's competition law framework. To date Stephan has provided expert competition analysis and advice in the steel, liquid fuels, gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, mining, financial services, air transport (cargo and passenger), and beverages and other consumer goods industries. He has given expert economic evidence in a number of landmark competition cases.
Outside of competition economics, Stephan provides economic policy advice to a number of African countries at a presidential level. He is an internationally acknowledged expert on capital markets development and corporate governance. He has also advised on the interaction between macroeconomic and financial sector policy, particularly in the context of financial crises. Inputs made by Stephan on behalf of the business community into South Africa's constitutional process in the 1990s resulted in strengthened constitutional protection of property rights, guaranteed central bank independence and the extension of protection of the Bill of Rights to business firms and other associations.
Abel Mateus is Associate Professor at New University of Lisbon and an adviser to the Board of the Banco de Portugal. He was the first President of the Portuguese Competition Authority from 2003 - 2008. Prior to this, he was adviser to the Board and Executive Director of the Banco de Portugal, a member of the Monetary Committee and a member of the Economic Policy Committee of the European Commission. For 10 years, he was a senior economist at the World Bank, where he worked with several North African and Latin American countries, including as project leader for a structural adjustment programme in Morocco, and for a large decentralisation and regional development project in Mexico, besides being a macroeconomist for several countries. He also worked on the social and agricultural sectors of several North African and Latin American Countries. During his six-year period as Member of the Board of the Banco de Portugal, he was responsible for the monetary policy in Portugal and, in particular, for bringing the country into the Eurozone. He also worked extensively on tax reforms. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has taught at the "Universidade Nova de Lisboa", "Universidade Católica Portuguesa" and "Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa". He has published extensively. He speaks Portuguese (mother tongue), English, French and Spanish.U Pradeep Mehta
Pradeep S Mehta is the founder secretary general of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), one of the largest consumer groups in India, with offices in London, Lusaka, Nairobi, Hanoi and Geneva. Established in 1983/84, CUTS International has now completed 25 glorious years. Mehta studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior (higher secondary), St Xavier�s College at Calcutta (B. Com) University and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur.
Mehta serves/has served on several policy making bodies of the Government of India, related to trade, environment and consumer affairs, including the National Advisory Committee on International Trade of the Ministry of Commerce and its working groups. He chairs the Advisory Board of the South Asia Network on Trade, Economics and Environment, Kathmandu.
Mehta also serves on the advisory boards of Centre Advisory & Review Group of the Research Centre on Regulation and Competition, Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester University, UK; Institute for Consumer Antitrust, Loyola College, Chicago, USA; American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Washington DC, USA; Brains Trust of the Evian Group, Lausanne; the OECD�s Advisory Committee for Investment in Africa, OECD, Paris; Advisory Committee of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi
In the past, Mehta has been an NGO Adviser to the Director General, WTO, Geneva, besides serving on the governing boards of the Life Insurance Corporation of India, Mumbai; the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development, Geneva and the Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi.
Doug Melamed is senior vice president and general counsel. In this role he is responsible for overseeing all Intel legal matters as well as corporate and government affairs.
Prior to joining Intel in 2009, Melamed was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale, a global law firm where he was a leader in its Regulatory and Government Affairs Department and served as a chair of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. He joined WilmerHale in 1971.
Melamed served in the U.S. Department of Justice from October 1996 to January 2001 as acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division and as principal deputy assistant attorney general. While principal deputy, he was responsible for civil non-merger and merger investigations and litigation involving most of the division's litigating sections; the division's appellate matters; policy matters involving, among others, the communications, electricity and tobacco industries; and international antitrust enforcement matters.
Melamed has been the Distinguished Visitor from Practice and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and he has authored numerous articles on antitrust and on law and economics. He is a contributing editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and a member of the Board of Academic Advisors of the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy at George Mason University. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of the Nasdaq exchanges, American Law Institute and the Yale University Council, and a past member of board of trustees of Sidwell Friends School.
He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1967 and his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1970.
Damien Neven is currently Chief Competition Economist at the Competition Directorate of the European Commission and Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (on leave). He has obtained a Doctorate in Economics from Nuffield College (Oxford) and has previously taught at INSEAD, the University of Brussels, the College of Europe and the University of Lausanne. He has specialised in the economics of industry. He has published numerous articles and books in this area. His current research focuses on competition economics and enforcement. P N Parashar
Competition Commission of India George Priest
George Priest is Professor of Law and Economics and Kauffman Distinguished Research Scholar in Law, Economics, and Entrepreneurship at Yale Law School. Before coming to Yale, he taught at the University of Chicago, SUNY/Buffalo, and UCLA. His subject areas are antitrust; capitalism or democracy; products liability; regulated industries; insurance and public policy; constitutional law; federalism; state and local government law; and civil procedure. Professor Priest has a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. Shan Ramburuth
Shan Ramburuth is Commissioner of the Competition Commission SA. He was previously the CEO and Registrar of Competition Tribunal SA, a position he held from the inception of the institution in 1999 until April 2005.
During 1994-1999, Shan worked at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), a statutory institution that negotiated post-apartheid economic policy between government, business and labour. He was responsible for facilitating trade and industry policy development, notably competition policy, the SA/EU and SADC trade negotiations, skills development policy and environmental management policy.
Prior to 1994, Shan worked for non-governmental organizations involved in education and health. He was the national coordinator of a primary health care AIDS programme during 1992-1994. Shan graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BSc (Biochemistry) in 1989 and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Development Management in 1997.
Patrick Rey is currently the Director of the Institut d�Economie Industrielle, a member of the Toulouse School of Economics and a Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse as well as Ecole Polytechnique (Paris). He has previously been Director of the Laboratory of Industrial Organization at CREST (INSEE, Paris), and Director of (what is now) l'Ecole Nationale de la Statistique and de l�Administration Economique (ENSAE, Paris). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Toulouse, an engineer diploma from Ecole Polytechnique and a statistician-economist diploma from ENSAE in Paris. His current themes of research include Industrial Organization, Regulation and Competition Policy, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
Patrick Rey is widely recognized as a world leader in competition economics. He has published more than 20 articles in international top-tier economic journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies or the RAND Journal of Economics. He has contributed to about 10 books and most recently to "The Economics of Tacit Collusion in Merger Analysis - The Political Economy of Antitrust�, in 2007. He has also developed an innovative pedagogical tool using a �market game�. Patrick has also testified in many antitrust cases in Europe and elsewhere, and conducted numerous competition workshops and seminars at the French Court of Cassation (final court of appeal) as well as with various competition authorities. He is a member of the Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy (the EAGC�s main purpose is to support the European Commission Directorate General for Competition in improving the economic reasoning in competition policy analysis).
Patrick Rey�s academic excellence has been recognized by numerous awards: he is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (a distinction shared by less than 0,07% of university professors) and has been granted the prestigious NATO and Fullbright grants (to encourage research abroad).
Barak Richman is a Professor of Law at Duke University. Professor Richman's research interests include the economics of contracting, new institutional economics, antitrust, and healthcare policy. He teaches contracts, antitrust, and health law, and he has guest taught classes at The Fuqua School of Business and the Sanford School of Public Policy. He was invited to the Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum in 2004, received Duke Law School's Blueprint Award in 2005, and was a recipient of the Provost's Common Fund award in 2006.
Professor Richman received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University; an M.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley; a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School; and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Richman also spent one year at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, Israel, studying biblical and talmudic texts.
His recent work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, and Health Affairs,and he recently co-edited with Clark Havighurst a symposium volume of Law and Contemporary Problems entitled "Who Pays? Who Benefits? Distributional Issues in Health Care." Some of his papers are available at http://ssrn.com/author=334149.
Vijaya is the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Bharti Enterprises, a conglomerate comprising India�s leading private telecommunications service provider with interests in other sunrise sectors like insurance and retail in joint venture partnership with leading global leaders.
She has been in the legal profession for over twenty-five years as in house legal counsel for large Indian groups and for Indian Aluminium Company Ltd (erstwhile subsidiary of Alcan Aluminium) on whose Board she served as Executive Director. Prior to joining Bharti Vijaya was a senior partner in law firm J. Sagar Associates, a well-known national law firm.
As general counsel for the group, Vijaya Sampath oversees a team of over seventy five lawyers in various group companies besides being directly responsible for group mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, investment by financial investors in ventures, international commercial arrangements, providing high-end litigation strategy as well as providing legal advice and counsel to the group. As group company secretary, she is responsible for the conduct of Board and shareholder meetings, legal and regulatory compliances and preserving the highest standards of transparency and governance. She has made presentations and served on expert panels in national and international forums on various aspects of law and practice.
She holds degrees in Literature and Law and is also a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and the Strategic Alliances Program at Wharton, USA.
Rahul Sarin is a member of the Competition Appellate Tribunal in India. He has thirty five years as a member of the Indian Administrative Service, and is currently Member, Competition Appellate Tribunal, a statutory body under the Competition Act, 2002. Equipped with graduate degrees in Science and Law, he joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1974. After undergoing a member of in-service and professional training courses, he has a Post-Graduate Degree in Development Administration from the University of York, U.K. in 1987. Paul Seabright
Paul Seabright is Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse, in France, member of the Toulouse School of Economics and of the Institut d’Economie Industrielle. Dr. Seabright’s research has focused on a wide range of themes including Industrial Organization, Regulation, Competition Policy, Innovation and Intellectual Property. Paul has been a consultant to private sector firms in many different sectors, to national governments and to international organisations. He is a member of the European Commission’s Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy, and a co-author of a report in May 2009 to DG-Competition of the European Commission on state aid to the banking sector.
Formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and of Churchill College in Cambridge, he is a contributor to many periodicals including The Financial Times and Le Monde. His book The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life (Princeton, 2004) was shortlisted for the British Academy Book Prize in 2005 and was chosen as one of the Best Business Books of 2004 by Strategy and Business; a revised edition appeared in May 2010. Seabright is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and a member of the Scientific Council of Bruegel. He was an undergraduate at New College in Oxford.
Maarten Pieter Schinkel
Maarten Pieter Schinkel is professor of economics at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Economics and Business and visiting professor in the College of Europe in Bruges. He is co-director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE). Schinkel's research interests and teaching focus on industrial organization theory and the enforcement of competition law. His recent papers consider, among other things, antitrust damages, forensic economics, cartel detection, Type I and Type II errors in antitrust enforcement, leniency, European competition law enforcement, and efficiencies in merger control. Dr. Schinkel has published his work with international publishing houses, including Cambridge University Press, as well as in international journals, including RAND Journal of Economics, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Review of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Mathematical Economics, History of Political Economy, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, World Competition and the European Competition Law Review.
Dr. Schinkel is a Senior Consultant for Charles River Associates (CRA) and served in various public functions, including as Deputy Economic Counsel to the Board (Assistent Economisch Raadsadviseur), a temporary academic second with the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) in The Hague. Schinkel is a DAAD fellow, a NAF fellow, a Fulbright fellow, a CEPR Research Affiliate, and a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute.
Howard Shelanski became Deputy Director for Antitrust of the Bureau of Economics in the US Federal Trade Commission. Since 1997 he has been a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he co-directed the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and was an affiliated professor at the Haas School of Business. He recently joined the Georgetown University Law Center faculty. Shelanski has served as chief economist for the Federal Communications Commission and as a senior economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Shelanski has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Haverford College. He served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. District Court Judge Louis H. Pollak, and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen F. Williams. Pallavi Shroff
Ms Pallavi S Shroff is the lead litigation partner at Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi. She has about 30 years' experience in advising high-profile clients on contentious matters relating to litigation, arbitration and competition law. She heads the firm's competition law practice, having been a member of the SVS Raghavan Committee and has played a pivotal role in formulating Indian competition laws and policy. Ms Shroff was also a member of the advisory committee of regulations set up by the Competition Commission of India (CCI); the committee set up by the planning commission to recommend national competition policy and approach for the 11th plan; the advisory committee set up by the Petroleum & Natural Gas regulatory board to frame guidelines and regulations; and the competition advocacy advisory committee of CCI. She has advised various national and international companies on various aspects of competition law. Besides being an internationally well-renowned competition law practitioner, Ms
Pallavi Shroff is also a highly acclaimed litigator for domestic litigation and arbitration (international and domestic). Ms Shroff has also been nominated as the India expert and is a member of the governing
board at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). She is a regular speaker at several national & international fora, besides contributing to several international competition law publications.
Rahul Singh B.A., LL.B (Hons), (NLSIU, 2003); LL.M (Harvard, 2004) Rahul joined as Lecturer at NLSIU in 2005 and was selected as Assistant Professor of Law in 2006. At Harvard, he was a Myer Dana & Etta Dana Scholar. He was Law Clerk for Mr. Justice V.N. Khare, Chief Justice of India,in 2003. He is Member, Advisory Committee on Regulation, Competition Commission of India. His areas of specialization include Competition Law & Policy, Regulation, WTO and Economic Analysis of Law. He has several publications in leading law journals to his credit. Robbert
Robbert Snelders is a partner based in the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. His practice focuses on EU competition law. He has extensive experience in EU and worldwide merger control proceedings, EU and international cartel investigations, litigation before national courts and the European Courts in Luxembourg, and arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Snelders has been involved in a number of leading merger and alliance cases, including Exxon/Mobil, GM/Fiat, Alitalia/Air France, Phillip Morris/Nabisco, IBM/PriceWaterhouse Coopers, IBM/Informix, IBM/Rational, IBM/Telelogic, IBM/Cognos, Nokia/Siemens, Sony/BMG, and Mittal/Arcelor. He has represented clients in numerous cartel investigations, including in the lysine, nucleotide, faucets, bitumen, wax, DRAM, optical disk drive, and gasoline sectors, and recently represented SonyBMG in the European Commission�s investigation of its online licensing arrangements with Apple�s iTunes platform and IBM in the European Commission�s investigation of Intel�s pricing practices.
Mr. Snelders has written and spoken widely on a broad array of European competition law issues, and is co-author of the annual �Antitrust Developments in Europe,� a book published by LexisNexis. Mr. Snelders is also a member of the Scientific Council of the College of Europe�s Global Competition Law Centre. He is distinguished as a leading Competition/Antitrust lawyer by Chambers Global and was included in Euromoney�s Guide to the World�s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, Legal Business Research�s International Who�s Who of Competition Lawyers, and Global Competition Review�s �40 Under 40� survey of the world�s brightest young antitrust lawyers.
During 1996 and 1997, he clerked for Justice Kapteyn at the European Court of Justice. He is a graduate from Harvard Law School, the College of Europe, and Leiden University (highest honors; Legatum Bockelmannianum, prize for highest grade point average in first year). Mr. Snelders also attended a special program for foreigners at the Institut d�Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Suzanne E Wachsstock
Suzanne Wachsstock is Chief Antitrust Counsel at American Express Company inNew York City. Before joining Amex in 2007, Suzanne was a partner and co-chair of theAntitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group in the Stamford, Connecticut office ofWiggin and Dana LLP. She currently chairs the Financial Services Committee of theAntitrust Section of the ABA, and writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics. Suzanne graduated from Harvard College in 1990 and Harvard Law School in 1994.
|Welcome and Introduction|
Ioannis Lianos (UCL) & Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)
|His Excellency Mr. Veerapa Moily (Minister of Law and Justice, India)|
|His Excellency Mr. Salman Khurshid (Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, India)|
|PANEL 1: Mergers|
Moderator: Laura Carstensen (UK Competition Commission)
|Simon Baxter (Skadden, Arps)|
|Dhanendra Kumar (Chairman, Competition Commission of India)|
|Vijaya Sampath (Bharti Airtel)|
|Paul Seabright (University of Toulouse, IDEI)|
|Howard Shelanski (Deputy Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission)|
|Pallavi Shroff (Amarchand Mangaldas)|
|PANEL 2: Evidence in competition law proceedings (burden of proof, standard of proof, presumptions, economic evidence, admissibility and evaluation)|
Moderator: David Lewis (former Chairman, Competition Tribunal of South Africa)
|Jean Yves Art (Associate General Counsel - Microsoft)|
|Cristina Caffarra (Vice-President & Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Assoc.)|
|A K Chauhan (Director General, Competition Commission of India)|
|John Kallaugher (UCL & Latham & Watkins LLP)|
|Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)|
|Naval Satarawala Chopra (Amarchand Mangaldas)|
|PANEL 3: Competition Issues in Joint Ventures and Distribution Issues|
Moderator: Hilary Jennings (OECD)
|Kiran Desai (Mayer Brown International)|
|Ashok Gupta (Aditya Birla Group)|
|Ioannis Lianos (UCL)|
|Stephan Malherbe (Genesis Analytics)|
|Patrick Rey (Institut d'Economie Industrielle, University of Toulouse)|
|Suzanne E Wachsstock (Chief Antitrust Counsel, American Express)|
|PANEL 4: Cartels|
Moderator: Hassan Qaqaya (Head, Competition Law and Consumer Policies, UNCTAD)
|John Beyer (Nathan Associates)|
|Marcus Bezzi (Executive General Manager, Enforcement & Compliance Division, Australian|
Competition and Consumer Commission)
|Ariel Ezrachi (University of Oxford)|
|Scott D. Hammond (US Department of Justice Antitrust Division)|
|Anurag Goel (Member, Competition Commission of India)|
|Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam)|
|LUNCH TIME KEY NOTES|
Key note speakers:
|PANEL 5: Intersection between Antitrust and Intellectual Property law issues |
Moderator: Howard Shelanski (Deputy Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission)
|Harry First (NYU Law School)|
|Doug Melamed (General Counsel, Intel)|
|Damien Neven (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission)|
|P N Parashar (Member, Competition Commission of India)|
|Robbert Snelders (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)|
|PANEL 6: Government Barriers to Competition |
Moderator: Pradeep S. Mehta (Secretary General, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS))
|Allan Fels (Dean, The Australia and New Zealand School of Government and Former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission )|
|Shubhashis Gangopadhyay (Director, India Development Forum)|
|Shyam Khemeni (MiCRA)|
|Rahul Sarin (Member, Competition Appellate Tribunal)|
|Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)|
|Bharat Vasani (GC, Tata Sons)|
Limits to the discretion of competition authorities: a comparative perspective
(due process, judicial review, priorities setting, guidelines and reductive versus expansive interpretation of the law, comity principles)
Moderator: Frederic Jenny (Cour de Cassation (Judge of the French Supreme Court) and Chairman, OECD Competition Committee)