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UCL | White & Case Brussels: Autumn Competition Law Conference

9:00 am to 6:30 pm, 07 November 2018

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Where academia meets practice, imagination meets experience!

Event Information

Open to

All

Organiser

UCL Laws Events

Location

The Hotel
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels
1000
Belgium

About the conference

A one-day conference organised by the UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society with White & Case Brussels

Themes of the conference are:

  • Article 102: Extending the scope of the concept of abuse to pursue a more “populist” agenda? Focus on exclusionary abuses and excessive pricing
  • Merger enforcement: Implications for the data-driven economy/innovation theories of harm
  • The role of the State, competition law & regulation in the era of State capitalism
  • Competition law in 2028: A free discussion

The speakers include:

  • Aleksandra Boutin, Positive Competition
  • Cristina Caffarra, CRA
  • Miguel de la Mano, Compass Lexecon
  • Sir Nicholas Forwood, White & Case
  • Damien Gerard, European Commission
  • Eric Gippini-Fournier, European Commission, Legal Service
  • Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, London School of Economics
  • Bojana Ignatovic, RBB
  • Frederic Jenny, ESSEC & OECD Competition Committee
  • Ioannis Lianos, UCL Faculty of Laws
  • Sir Philip Lowe, Oxera
  • Bruce Lyons, UEA
  • Assimakis Komninos, White & Case
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case
  • Deni Mantzari, UCL Faculty of Laws
  • Mark Powell, White & Case
  • Pierre Régibeau, CRA
  • Anne-Lise Sibony, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Jacques Steenbergen, Belgian Competition Authority
  • Kai Struckmann, White & Case
  • Tommaso Valletti, Chief Economist, DG Competition

View the Agenda
09:00 Registration
09.30 Welcome address
Ioannis Lianos, UCL | Mark Powell, White & Case

Article 102: Extending the scope of the concept of abuse to pursue a more “populist” agenda? Focus on exclusionary abuses and excessive pricing
Chair: Sir Nicholas Forwood, White & Case

09.45Competitive advantage and equality of opportunities: the creeping domination of two extraneous concepts in Article 102 cases
Assimakis Komninos, White & Case
10.05Exclusionary practices post-Intel and new theories of harm
Miguel de la Mano, Compass Lexecon
10.25Excessive pricing in pharmaceutical markets – The UK episodes
Bojana Ignatovic, RBB
10.45“Polémiques”
Ioannis Lianos, UCL Faculty of Laws | Eric Gippini-Fournier, European Commission, Legal Service
11.05Q&A session
11.20Coffee break

Merger enforcement: Implications for the data-driven economy/innovation theories of harm
Chair: Mark Powell, White & Case

11:40The Commission’s merger enforcement policy in the wake of the challenges of the modern economy
Tommaso Valletti, Chief Economist, DG Competition
12:00Big data and merger control
Aleksandra Boutin, Positive Competition
12:20Innovation theories of harm
Pierre Régibeau, CRA
12:40“Polémiques”
Cristina Caffarra, CRA | Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, London School of Economics
13:00Q&A session
13:15 - 14:30LUNCH

The role of the State, competition law & regulation in the era of State capitalism
Chair: Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case

14:30The Role of the State: Policy maker or business actor? The application of the Market Economy Operator Principle (MEOT)
Kai Struckmann, White & Case
14:50Brexit and State aid
Bruce Lyons, UEA
15:10Protectionism and competition law: A global perspective
Frederic Jenny, ESSEC & OECD Competition Committee
15:30“Polémiques”
Damien Gerard, European Commission | Deni Mantzari, UCL Faculty of Laws
15:50Q&A session
16:00Coffee Break

Competition law in 2028: A free discussion
Chair: Sir Philip Lowe, Oxera

16:20Competition law in a complex economy
Ioannis Lianos, UCL Faculty of Laws
16:40“Polémiques” roundtable
8’ each & open discussion
Cristina Caffarra, CRA
Benoit Durand, RBB
Anne-Lise Sibony, Université catholique de Louvain
Jacques Steenbergen, Belgian Competition Authority
17:50Q&A session
18:20Conference ends


 

 

 

Fees and Booking

Early Bird Fee (until 19 October) = €100
Standard Fee = €120

Book online and pay by card at:
https://ucl-white-case-autumn-antitrust-conference-2018.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Book your place

Venue

The Hotel
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels
1000
Belgium