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International Merger Control Conference

Register now for GCR’s

International Merger Control Conference

28-29 September 2010 Brussels

GCR Conferences

Tue 7 Sep 2010


A conference to mark the 20th Anniversary of the EU

Merger Regulation 28 & 29 September 2010 Brussels

Register now to join delegates from the following organisations –

AGC Glass Europe AREVA  Baker & McKenzie Bates White  Bertelsmann AG Bird & Bird LLP Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP Bredin Prat  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Clifford Chance LLP Coca-Cola Europe  Covington & Burling LLP Creel, Garca-Cullar, Aiza Y Enrquez  Deutsche Bahn AG  Deutsche Brse AG Deutsche Telekom AG DuPont de Nemours  EE & MC GmbH  Electricit de France  FIPRA International  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Frontier Economics Ltd  Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe B.V. Howrey LLP Linklaters LLP  Mannheimer Swartling Morrison & Foerster LLP Netherlands Competition Authority  Novartis International AG Office for the Protection of Competition  Philips International B.V. RBB Economics LLP  Roschier Attorneys Ltd. SAFRAN Stikeman Elliott LLP  The Coca-Cola Company The Procter & Gamble Company Unilever  Van Bael & Bellis Veirano Advogados Webber Wentzel  Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP  WilmerHale

Following the opening address from Joaqun Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner in charge of Competition, current and former enforcers will come together with competition law specialists from the EU, the USA and China to celebrate the ECMR’s achievements and legacy worldwide and look at the developments in international merger policy.

Distinguished speakers will discuss the major cases that have marked the first 20 years of EC merger review, highlight the principles that guide current enforcement, review the contribution of the European courts and of non-European regulators to the development of these principles and assess the challenges that lie ahead providing specialist knowledge in a practical way.


* Opening address: Commissioner Joaqu�n Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission


* James S. Venit, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
* John Davies, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
* Thomas Vinje, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
* Jean-Yves Art, Professor, College of Europe, Bruges
* Alec Burnside, Partner, Linklaters LLP


* Professor Mario Monti, President, Bocconi University
* Philip Lowe, Director General of the Energy DG, European Commission
* William E. Kovacic, Member, Federal Trade Commission
* Deborah Platt Majoras, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, The Procter & Gamble Company
* G�tz Drauz, Partner, Howrey LLP
* Lars-Hendrik R�ller, President, ESMT
* Bo Vesterdorf Counsel, Herbert Smith LLP
* Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, Senior Consultant, Linklaters LLP
* Ian Forrester QC, Partner, White & Case LLP
* Andrea Lofaro, Director, RBB Economics
* John Fingleton, Chief Executive, Office of Fair Trading
* Nadia Calvino, Deputy Director-General, DG Competition, European Commission
* Rachel C. Brandenburger, Special Adviser, International, Department of Justice
* Melanie Aitken, Commissioner of Competition, Canada’s Competition Bureau
* Bruno Lasserre, President, Autorit� de la Concurrence
* Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt
* Miao Sun, Deputy Division Head, Competition, Policy Division, The Anti-Monopoly Bureau,MOFCOM
* Olavo Chinaglia, Commissioner, Brazilian Council for Economic Defense – CADE
* Kaushal Kumar Sharma, Adviser (Law), Competition Commission, India
* Damien Neven, Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission
* Amelia Fletcher Senior Director, Mergers and Chief Economist, Office of Fair Trading
* William J. Kolasky, Partner, WilmerHale LLP
* Kaarli Eichhorn, Senior Counsel, European Competition Law & Government Relations, General Electric Company
* Cristina Caffarra, Vice-President, Charles River Associates
* Nicholas Levy, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
* Michael N. Sohn, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
* Jorge Padilla, Managing Director, LECG
* Janet L. McDavid, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
* John Boyce, Partner, Slaughter and May
* Nadine Mouy, Head of Mergers Service, Autorit� de la Concurrence


* A panel of current and former regulators discuss key past developments and achievements in merger control and look to the future
* The judicial perspective
* International cooperation and convergence
* The challenges for BRIC countries – merger enforcement priorities for the next three years
* Horizontal mergers – a comparative look at the US, EU and elsewhere
* Non-horizontal mergers – did the EC become too lenient?
* Remedies/settlements in the international context – achieving consistency, aligning procedures, formal remedies and informal commitments



* 2010 Antitrust Litigation
12 October 2010, The King’s Fund, London

* Settlement Agreements and Patent Abuse in the Pharmaceutical Sector 20 October 2010, The Stanhope Hotel, Brussels

* GCR’s 2010 Competition Law Review
In-depth analysis and debate on recent developments in competition law and policy
16 & 17 November 2010, The Conrad, Brussels

* GCR’s Antitrust Law Leaders Forum 2010
3 to 5 February 2010, The Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami

For further details on any of these events, please contact

Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the conference will receive a refund less 10% + TVA. Cancellations received one week before will receive a refund less 50% + TVA. Cancellations received less than a week before the conference will not receive a refund. Substitute delegates are welcome at any time.

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Register now for GCR’s International Merger Control

Conference 28-29 September 2010 Brussels

GCR Conferences

Tue 7 Sep 2010


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