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2nd International Mergers Conference

17 May 2021–20 May 2021, 2:00 pm–4:30 pm

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Organised by Concurrences in partnership with University College London

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About this conference

This second edition of the International Mergers Conference is organised by Concurrences in partnership with University College London with the support of panel and media sponsors. It is split into four webinars over four days with each taking place between 14:30 - 16:00 or 16:30 GMT.

Please register for the webinar of each panel using the links above or below in the programme. These webinars are open to all without fee/cost.

* to be confirmed


WEBINAR #1
Monday 17 May 2021 14:30 - 16:00 GMT

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Deni MANTZARI | Lecturer - Competition Law and Policy, Acting Director - Centre for Law, Economics and Society, Faculty of Laws, University College London (bio)

RECONCILING EFFICIENCIES AND PUBLIC POLICY OBJECTIVES :
FDI, FFD, NON-COMPETITION CONSIDERATIONS…

Governments may attempt to mitigate the impact of the crisis on their national economies by acquiring control of strategic companies or by encouraging or even promoting mergers between private parties. In the long term, Covid-19 may act as a catalyst in expanding the notion of efficiencies in merger review to also consider other factors that relate to market resilience, environmental sustainability, privacy...

Sara ASHALL | Counsel, Shearman & Sterling, Brussels*
Julian NOWAG | Associate Professor, Lund University (bio)
Martijn SNOEP | Chairman, The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, The Hague (bio)
Joshua WHITE | Vice President, Analysis Group, London (bio)
Moderator : Ioannis LIANOS | President, Hellenic Competition Commission | Professor of Global Competition Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Laws, University College London (on leave)*

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WEBINAR #2
Tuesday 18 May 2021 14:30 - 16:00 GMT

THE COUNTERFACTUAL SCENARIO IN TIMES OF CRISIS
A prospective analysis can be challenging when there is uncertainty as to how the relevant sector will respond to this crisis...

Fabrizio DI BENEDETTO | Team Coordinator Antitrust Affairs, Intesa Sanpaolo, Milan (bio)
Cani FERNANDEZ | President, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, Madrid (bio)
Birthe PANHANS | Deputy Head of Unit - Mergers case support and policy, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Moderator : Frédéric JENNY | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee - President, Concurrences Review International Committee - Professor, Co-Director - CEDE, ESSEC, Paris (bio)

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WEBINAR #3
Wednesday 19 May 2021 14:30 - 16:00 GMT

REMEDIES : DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION & REVISION OF REMEDIES
Behavioural vs. structural remedies in conglomerate/vertical mergers, Access to key technologies...

Joel BAMFORD | Senior Director of Mergers, UK Competition & Markets Authority, London (bio)
Tembinkosi BONAKELE | Commissioner, South African Competition Commission, Pretoria (bio)
Etienne CHANTREL | Head of Mergers Unit, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris (bio)
Kirsten EDWARDS-WARREN | Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon, London (bio)
Ulla SCHWAGER | Deputy Head of Unit - Mergers, Markets and cases III : Financial services, DG COMP, Brussels
Moderator : Gönenç GÜRKAYNAK | Partner, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, Istanbul (bio)

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WEBINAR #4
Thursday 20 May 2021 14:00 - 16:30 GMT

CHALLENGES IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
Killer acquisitions in digital economy, Privacy in merger analysis (Google/Fitbit ; Facebook/Giphy), Referrals Art. 22 in digital...

Aleksandra BOUTIN | Founding Partner, Positive Competition, Brussels*
Timothy LAMB | Director - Competition & Regulatory, Facebook, London (bio)
Martin PEITZ | Professor of economics, University of Mannheim (bio)
Pierre REGIBEAU | Chief Economist, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)
Moderator : Deni MANTZARI | Associate Professor - Competition Law and Policy, Acting Director - Centre for Law, Economics and Society, Faculty of Laws, University College London (bio)

CLOSING DISCUSSION : THE ROLE OF THE COURTS IN MERGER REVIEW

Peter FREEMAN CBE QC (Hon) | Non-Executive Board Member - Competition Service, Competition Appeal Tribunal, London (bio)
Eleanor SHARPSTON | Former Advocate General, CJEU, Luxembourg*
Moderator : Claire JEFFS | Partner, Slaughter and May, London*

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The official hashtag of this event on our social media is #InternationalMergers2021. Use it to get updated and add your inputs to the discussions. See above this page for the links to our social media accounts.