May 09

GCR Live 3rd Annual Competition Law, Consumer Goods and Retail

Organiser: Global Competition Review Sponsorship opportunities

9 May 2012 at 08:30 to 18:00

London, United Kingdom

Chaired by John Davies, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, UK

Keynote Speaker: Paul Csiszár, DG Competition, European Commission

Speakers include:

Edward Anderson, Head of Competition Law, J Sainsbury Plc, UK

Íñigo Igartua Arregui, Partner, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, Spain

Marcelo Calliari, Partner, TozziniFreire Advogados, Brazil

Neil Dryden, Managing Director, Compass Lexecon, UK

Christian Ewald, Head of Unit, Federal Cartel Office, Germany

Alastair Chapman, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, UK

Andrew Groves, Deputy Director, Office of Fair Trading, UK

Susan Hinchliffe, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, UK

Valérie Meunier, France's Competition Authority, France

Janice More, European GC, Heinz

Alex Nourry, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP, UK

Ligia Osepciu, Monckton Chambers, UK

George Peretz, Monckton Chambers, UK

Alex Potter, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, UK

Michael Rowe, Partner, Slaughter and May, UK

Jacques Steenbergen, Director General, Belgian Competition Authority, Belgium

David P. Wales, Partner, Jones Day, USA

Professor Huang Yong, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

09.00: Introduction: The last 12 months

John Davies, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, UK

09.20: Keynote: The Commission's role

Paul Csiszár, DG Competition, European Commission

09.50: Enforcement across the EU

  • Experience so far from retail sector inquiries
  • Resale price maintenance
  • In practice is hub and spoke still a viable theory of harm: reaction to the UK tobacco judgment

Íñigo Igartua Arregui, Partner, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, Spain
Jacques Steenbergen
, Director General, Belgian Competition Authority, Belgium
Ligia Osepciu, Monckton Chambers, UK
Christian Ewald, German Federal Cartel Office
Valerie Meunier, France's Competition Authority (tbc)

11.10: Coffee break

11.30: The view from outside Europe

  • Is hub and spoke a popular export?
  • How fares resale price maintenance enforcement after Leegin?
  • Chinese characteristics: price signalling and the Unilever case

Alex Potter, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, UK
David P. Wales
, Partner, Jones Day, USA
Marcelo Calliari, Partner, TozziniFreire Advogados, Brazil

13.00: Lunch

14.15: The day-to-day dilemma - a case study

Practical experiences from the perspective of in-house and external counsel and the enforcement authorities

Alastair Chapman, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, UK
Edward Anderson
, Head of Competition Law, J Sainsbury Plc, UK
Michael Rowe
, Partner, Slaughter and May, UK
Andrew Groves
, Deputy Director, Office of Fair Trading, UK
Janice More, European GC, Heinz

15.40: Tea break

16.00: Fast Moving Consumer Goods mergers

  • Implications of recent cases
  • Remedies: is it getting harder?
  • Retail mergers

Susan Hinchliffe, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, UK
Alex Nourry
, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP, UK
Neil Dryden
, Managing Director, Compass Lexecon, UK
George Peretz
, Monckton Chambers, UK

17.25: Chairman's summing up and close

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London, W1G 0AN, United Kingdom

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