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EU Competition Conference 2017

Brussels, België

19 oktober 2017, 12:00 - 18:00 UTC +02:00

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

Further speakers at the conference include:

  • Luke Ainger, Senior Competition and Regulatory Counsel, Royal Mail
  • Nicholas Banasevic, Head of Unit, Information Industries, Internet and Consumer Electronics, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Dr Kati Cseres, Associate professor of law, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (University of Amsterdam)
  • Dr Felix Engelsing, Head of Unit, Unit 2, Consumer Products and Retail, Bundeskartellamt
  • Prof Dr Christian Kersting LL.M. (Yale), Professor of civil law, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Dr Gerhard Klumpe, Presiding judge, District Court of Dortmund
  • Dr Markus A. Kürten, Senior Director Legal & Compliance, adidas
  • Dr Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon
  • Vincent Pickering, Associate General Counsel, Spotify
  • Theon van Dijk, Director, E.CA Economics


12:00 p.m.

Registration and finger food

12:45 p.m.

Welcome and opening remarks 

1:00 p.m.

Panel 1: The Future of EU Competition Law

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

2:00 p.m.

Panel 2: Abuse of Dominance

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

3:00 p.m.

Coffee break

3:30 p.m.

Panel 3: Cartel Damage Claims

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

4:30 p.m.

Panel 4: Anti-competitive Agreements

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

5:30 p.m.

Final remarks

6:00 p.m.

End of conference

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
Brussels - EU Law Office
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Edmon Oude Elferink
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Dóra Petrányi
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