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EU Competition Conference 2021

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28 October 2021, 12:00 - 18:00 UTC +01:00

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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 have discussed 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 were:

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

Further speakers at the conference included:

  • Ben Graham, Europe Legal Director, AB InBev
  • Carla Beuret, Senior Legal Advisor, Wettbewerbskommission (Switzerland)
  • Christiane Dahlbender, Associate General Counsel, Antitrust & Global Customers, MARS
  • Christof Schoser, Head of Taskforce Third Country Subsidies, European Commission
  • Colin Raftery, Senior Director, Mergers, Competition and Markets Authority (UK)
  • Erwann Kerguelen, Rapporteur Général Adjoint, Autorité de la concurrence (France)
  • Fiona M. Scott Morton, Yale University, USA
  • Florentine Kessler-Grobe, Head of Unit Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (Germany)
  • Johannes Stampfer, Competition Law & Commercial Legal Director, Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Comp.
  • Julia Portmann, Director Legal Distribution, Porsche
  • Kee Won Shin, Bae Kim & Lee, South Korea
  • Maria Jaspers, Head of Unit, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission
  • Oliver Bethell, Head of Competition EMEA, Google
  • Sergio Sinovas, Sub-Director of Industry and Energy, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (Spain)
  • Stefan Ruech, Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde (Austria)
  • Theon van Dijk, Chief economist, Autoriteit Consument & Markt (Netherlands)
Event was organized 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.

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