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  DAY 1 – 21/09/2022
h. 9.30 Registration
h. 10.00
Welcome addresses and introduction to the Festival
 h. 10.30 Is the More Economic Approach in Good Health? managed by Associazione Antitrust Italiana (AAI)
h. 12.00 Parallel sessions
Increased challenges when dealing with antitrust regulators – what should an in-house counsel be aware of and prepared for?
managed by Linklaters
The role of competition law in protecting/promoting innovation – do we have the balance right?
managed by Baker McKenzie
Sustainability: antitrust’s role and how to ensure joint initiatives remain compliant
managed by Allen&Overy
h. 12.45
h. 14.00 Navigating the converging worlds of data protection and competition – more questions than answers?
managed by W@Privacy and W@Competition
h. 15.00
Parallel sessions
Private enforcement: the rise of litigation funding in Europe
managed by Deminor
Interplay between the Digital Market Act and competition enforcement in the tech industry – how will the DMA be implemented and what room is left for conventional antitrust enforcement by the Commission and NCAs across the EU?
managed by Jones Day
State aid in the energy sector: temporary or structural?
managed by Gianni & Origoni
h. 16.00
Parallel sessions
Detection of killer acquisitions
managed by Lear
Vertical agreements, distribution and VBER: how the landscape has changed?
managed by DLA Piper
Procedural challenges for Inhouse Competition Counsels in light of new regulations and reforms
managed by ICLA – In house Competition Lawyer Association
h. 17.00 Presentation of the Young Talent Competition Award
The Scientific Committee formed by P. Akman, M. Carpagnano, J. Harrington, W. Kovacic and T. Valletti will select the most original research proposal in the competition field
h. 18.00 Social event
h. 19.30 Aperitif with Jazz Concert

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  DAY 2 – 22/09/2022 
h. 9.30 National Competition Authority Chair’s Table
with the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission, Hellenic Competition Commission, Autorité de la concurrence and Italian Competition Authority
h. 11.30 Parallel sessions
Distribution and the digital world: new challenges to the vertical / horizontal divide
managed by Freshfields
Hot issues in the pharmaceutical sector: between regulation and competition
managed by Fréget Glaser & Associés
Mergers below thresholds
managed by Cleary Gottlieb
h. 12.30 LUNCH
h. 14.00 The role of data analysis in cartel detection by Joseph Harrington
h. 15.00
Parallel sessions – News from the antitrust globe
Global Report – Tech probes through the press lens
managed by PaRR
Competition culture in emerging economies
with the EBRD, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) and the World Bank
h. 16.15 Recent Developments in the EU and the US by Assimakis Komninos and William E. Kovacic
h. 17.15
Parallel sessions
Merger control and antitrust developments in the energy sector
managed by Herbert Smith Freehills 
Leniency and Damages Litigation: Trends in cartel enforcement and follow-on actions
managed by Osborne Clarke
How to deal with Foreign Direct Investment screenings proceedings in EU and Global M&A transactions: legal and strategic assessments and practical experiences
managed by Dentons
h. 18.00 Social event
h. 20.00 Gala Dinner
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