Day 1 – Wednesday, 9 June 2021
14.30 – 14.45 (CET)
Introduction to the LCF
14.45 – 16.00 (CET)
Competition and inequality
Chair: Alberto Pera, Gianni & Origoni
- Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia
- Daniel A. Crane, University of Michigan
- Damjan Kukovec, Middlesex University School of Law
- Eleanor M. Fox, New York University
16.00 – 16.45 (CET )
Know How Session
Digital mergers: overreach or underenforcement? Beware what you wish for!
(Managed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
The panelists will provide an overview of a selection of key recent cases and address some of the key findings from the recent debate and policy proposals aimed at tacking perceived underenforcement in relation to digital mergers. The discussion will cover whether the current merger control laws and tools are fit for purpose, what is being done to address possible enforcement gaps, and the theories of harm and the relevant counterfactuals applied in this sector.
Chair: Gian Luca Zampa, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Timothy Lamb, Facebook
- Thomas Janssens, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Ermelinda Spinelli, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
16.45 – 17.30 (CET)
PRESENTATION OF YOUNG TALENT COMPETITION AWARD
M. Carpagnano, J. Harrington, W. Kovacic and T. Valletti will select the most original research proposal in the competition field.
Day 2 – Thursday, 10 June 2021
14.30 – 15.30 (CET)
National Competition Authority Chairs’ Roundtable
To what extent do enforcements priorities converge across jurisdictions?
Chair: Assimakis Komninos, White & Case
- Andrea Coscelli, Competition and Markets Authority
- Ioannis Lianos, Hellenic Competition Commission
- Cani Fernandez, Spanish Competition Authority
15.30 – 16.15 (CET)
Know How session
Designing, implementing and maintaining an antitrust compliance programme: the perspective of both an in-house counsel and an external legal consultant
(Managed by Osborne Clarke)
This session examines the overall benefits of adopting antitrust compliance programs as well as their relevance from the different perspectives of both in-house and external legal consultants.
Enrico Fabrizi will give some practical indications on the various activities to be carried out when designing and implementing specific measures. He will also outline the particular importance of the program for companies operating in bidding markets.
Nicola Lopez will highlight the critical elements and steps for a compliance program to be effectively implemented in the context of a multinational company.
The session will close with joint remarks on the benefits of a consolidated cooperation between in-house and outside counsels, both in the day-by-day consultancy and in the effective management of the relationship, to ensure compliance with the program and the competition rules.
Chair: Katherine Kirrage, Osborne Clarke
- Enrico Fabrizi, Osborne Clarke
- Nicola Lopez, Procter & Gamble
16.15 – 17.00 (CET)
Hot Cases Session
Retrospective analysis of competition policy
Chair: Adriaan Dierx, DG Comp, European Commission
- Fabienne Ilzkovitz, DG Comp, European Commission
- Peter Ormosi, University East Anglia
- Tomaso Duso, DIW Berlin
- Thomas Deisenhofer, DG Comp, European Commission
17.00 – 17.30 (CET)
European Legislative Update
(Managed by Parr)
Hear from two individuals key to the development of the European Commission’s Digital Markets Act on the policy’s progress through the legislative process.
Moderator: Jeremy Fleming-Jones, Chief Bureau, PaRR Brussels
- Olivier Guersent: Director-General, Dg Comp, European Commission
- Andreas Schwab: Internal Markets Committee Rapporteur, European Parliament
Day 3 – Friday, 11 June 2021
14.30 – 15.30 (CET)
Emerging competition policies in cooperation with EBRD, OECD and UNCTAD
Chair: Lorenzo Ciari, IFC, World Bank Group
- Valerie Mueller, EBRD
- Sabine Zigelsky, OECD
- Teresa Moreira, UNCTAD
15.30 – 16.15 (CET)
Settlements in antitrust proceedings: the experience in the EU and what we can expect from the new prospected regime in Italy?
(Managed by Dentons)
The panel will focus on key elements of the settlement enforcement tool across the EU and will provide the audience with practical insights regarding its effectiveness in select jurisdictions, including Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Turkey. Based on the experience of Dentons lawyers, the panel will address practical and strategic issues having in mind their potential impact on the implementation of a new law on antitrust settlements in Italy. The session is addressed to those who are interested in learning more about settlement procedure in antitrust and get a comparative and practical view.
Chair: Michele Carpagnano, Dentons
- Tünde Gönczöl, Dentons
- Bora İkiler, BASEAK
- Dr. Jörg Karenfort, Dentons
- Jean-Nicolas Maillard, Dentons
- Marc Kuijper, Dentons
16.15 – 17.00 (CET)
Life Sciences regulation and competition rules: an interplay that needs some fixing?
(Managed by Orrick)
The session will explore the not always easy interplay between Life Sciences sectoral regulation and competition rules. Building on the issues that have emerged from a number of key recent cases, the panel will discuss how the current relationship between competition authorities and medicines agencies could be improved for the benefit of all stakeholders involved, the room that competition law considerations should have in the post-Covid19 EU pharmaceutical strategy for Europe and the possible ways to address the regulatory/market-access challenges raised by the new wave of innovative therapies (e.g., gene therapies) with a view to minimizing disruptive ex post antitrust intervention.
Chair: Pietro Merlino, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
- Luca Arnaudo, Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco – AIFA
- Patrick Hubert, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
- Fausto Massimino, Roche
17.00 – 17.15 (CET)
* Invited speaker