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EU Competition Conference 2017

Brussels, Belgium

Past event
19 October 2017, 12:00 - 18:00 UTC +02:00


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The EU Competition Conference 2017 will once again bring together leading competition law practitioners, economists, in-house counsels, government officials, judges and academics. In four sessions we will discuss the latest developments and hot topics in key areas of competition law, including cartel damage claims, abuse of dominance, and vertical and horizontal agreements.

Our special guest speaker will be:

EU Commission, Director-General of DG Competition


12:00 p.m.

Registration and buffet lunch

12:45 p.m.

Welcome note

Prof Dr Christian Kersting, University of Dusseldorf
Dr Harald Kahlenberg, Head of CMS Competition Group, CMS Stuttgart

1:00 p.m.

Session 1: The Future of EU Competition Law

  • New legislative initiatives
  • Current policy challenges
  • European Network of Competition Authorities

Johannes Laitenberger, Director General, DG Competition, EU Commission

Prof Dr Rupprecht Podszun, University of Dusseldorf Dr Dora Petranyi, CMS Budapest

2:00 p.m.

Session 2: Abuse of Dominance

  • Google Shopping, platforms and preferencing
  • Rebates after the Intel judgment
  • Wider implications for exclusionary abuse

Luke Ainger, Senior Competition and Regulatory Counsel, Royal Mail
Nicholas Banasevic, Head of Unit, Information Industries, Internet and Consumer Electronics, DG Competition, EU Commission
Dr Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon
Vincent Pickering, Associate General Counsel, Spotify

Brian Sher, CMS London

3:00 p.m.

Coffee break

3:30 p.m.

Session 3: Cartel Damage Claims

  • Parental liability
  • Access to documents
  • How to calculate damages / passing on

Dr Kati Cseres, Associate professor of law, University of Amsterdam
Prof Dr Christian Kersting, Professor of law, University of Dusseldorf
Dr Gerhard Klumpe, Presiding judge, District Court of Dortmund
Kristaps Sikora, Senior Regulatory Counsel, MasterCard

Edmon Oude Elferink, CMS Brussels

4:30 p.m.

Session 4: Anti-competitive Agreements

  • Buyer power, buying alliances and beyond
  • Pricing robots
  • Resale price maintenance
  • E-commerce restrictions after Coty

Dr Felix Engelsing, Head of Unit, Bundeskartellamt
Dr Markus A. Kürten, Senior Director Legal & Compliance, adidas
Dr Theon van Dijk, Director, E.CA Economics
Ignacio Larracoechea, President, Promarca Spain

Dr Michael Bauer, CMS Brussels

5:30 p.m.

Final remarks

Prof Dr Rupprecht Podszun, University of Dusseldorf
Dr HaraldKahlenberg, Head of CMS Competition Group, CMS Stuttgart

6:00 p.m.

End of conference

6:45 p.m.

Reception and dinner

Dinner speech
Prof Dr Jacques Steenbergen
President of the Belgian Competition Authority

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at competition-conference@cms-hs.com.


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Dr. Harald Kahlenberg
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Dr. Michael Bauer
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Edmon Oude Elferink
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Dóra Petrányi
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