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EU Competition Conference 2021

Digital event

28 October 2021, 12:00 - 18:00 UTC +02:00
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We are very pleased to invite you to our next EU Competition Conference

The event will be digital format on 28 October 2021.

The EU Commission has been very active and is currently working on a high number of legal projects representing an unprecedented wholesale renewal of the EU Competition Law rules.

In various formats we will discuss the latest developments and upcoming challenges in key areas of EU competition law, including:

  • Merger control - the new art 22 referral regime
  • Foreign investment screening - merger control 2.0
  • Horizontal restraints - reform of the EU rules
  • Vertical restraints - reform of the EU rules
  • Abuse of dominance - the new EU approach in digital markets
  • Foreign subsidy control – merger control 3.0

Our special guest speaker will be:

Olivier Guersent, Director-General of the Directorate General for Competition, European Commission

Further speakers at the conference include:

  • Ben Graham, AB InBev
  • Carla Beuret, Swiss Competition Commission
  • Christiane Dahlbender, MARS
  • Colin Raftery, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Eddy de Smijter, DG Competition
  • Erwann Kerguelen, French Competition Authority
  • Prof. Fiona M. Scott Morton, Yale University
  • Florentine Kessler-Grobe, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Johannes Stampfer, Coca-Cola HBC
  • Dr Julia Portmann, Porsche
  • Kee Won Shin, Bae Kim & Lee
  • Maria Jaspers, DG Competition
  • Oliver Bethell, Google
  • Stefan Ruech, Austrian Federal Competition Authority
  • Theon van Dijk, ACM

Please note that the speaker list will still be completed and further updates will follow.

We are looking forward welcoming you online!

Should you have any questions regarding this event, please contact us.

In cooperation with
HHU Institute of competition law

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf - Institute for Competition Law


The Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf - Institute for Competition Law (IKartR) is dedicated to research, teaching, training and further education in the field of competition law. The research focuses on the European, German and international foundations of competition law, but also takes the adjacent commercial law areas as well as the contact points to neighboring disciplines into view. A particular interest lies on the interplay between competition law and economics. Follow our D’Kart antitrust blog,