Agenda

08.30
Registration - Tea, Coffee & Discussion

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09.00
Welcome & Introduction

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09.05
KEYNOTE: The CMA and EU Exit: Calls for competition reform in a changing economy
A perspective on strengthening merger control and an overview of the CMA’s current portfolio of work to protect consumers and promote a competitive market.

Andrea Coscelli is the Chief Executive of the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) following his appointment in July 2016. Since joining the CMA in November 2013 he has been an executive board member heading the Directorate responsible for UK merger control, the markets regime and the CMA’s work in regulated sectors. He joined the CMA from Ofcom (UK Communications Regulator) where he was a Director of Economic Analysis in the Competition Group. He previously worked at Charles Rivers Associates (CRA) in London where he was a Vice President (Partner) in the Competition Practice. He co-founded the Association of Competition Economics (ACE) in 2003. He holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

About Competition & Markets Authority
The CMA is the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority and carries out investigations into mergers and markets, and enforces competition and consumer law. Its mission is to make “markets work well in the interests of consumers, businesses and the economy”. The CMA assumed its powers on 1 April 2014 and is the successor of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC).

09.30
PANEL ONE: Competition and Regulation

Paolo is a partner at Taylor Wessing. Paolo is also the chairman of the European In-house Competition Lawyers’ Association, vice-chair of BIAC (the voice of business at the OECD in Paris) and a non-governmental advisor to the CMA in the UK.

About Association of In-house Competition Lawyers
The Association of in-house competition lawyers is an informal gathering of expert in-house competition lawyers. There are more than 300 members in 23 countries. Its main purpose, through its meetings in Brussels and in London, is to act as •A channel of communication to share information and update members on issues of common interest, including: events, general legal developments at the EU and national level, specific members’ experience and subjects of common interest (both by members and external speakers); •An opportunity to engage with competition authorities on matters of common interest. Officials from competition authorities are usually invited to attend ICLA meetings; •In some instances to submit responses to consultations of interest to in-house lawyers.

Beatrice Roxburgh is an experienced competition law practitioner, with a career spanning from private practice in two of the City's pre-eminent competition law firms, to competition law enforcement, followed by 15 years as senior in-house competition counsel with BT Group plc, and joining the University of Law in March 2018 to teach competition law. In that time, she has led a variety of cases and investigations in-house at BT, overseen dawn raids as a competition law enforcer, and in private practice advised major corporates, government and public bodies on all aspects of European and UK anti-trust law (including its application to international mergers, joint ventures and other transactions). At the University of Law she aims to give our future practitioner the benefit of her experience and kindle the enthusiasm of the next generation of competition lawyers.

About The University of Law
The University of Law London Moorgate is the largest specialist corporate law school in the UK. It’s located in the City of London, close to leading global law firms. BT Group plc is a UK-based communication services company headquartered in London.

Xanthi G. Bitzidou is a Greek Lawyer with an extensive experience in the full range of EU and Greek competition law (antitrust, merger/acquisitions and state aid), sectoral experience in the Electronic Communications, Media and Postal markets, Corporate Law and Litigation. Ms. Bitzidou obtained her Law Diploma from the Aristotelion Law University of Thessaloniki (Greece), holds a Masters degree in EU Business Law from the ‘Institut d’études européennes’ of U.L.B (Belgium) and also an MPhil from the University of Kent (UK) in ‘EU Competition law and Telecommunications’. Her EU and Greek professional experience includes a stage at the EU Commission (former DG Small-Medium Enterprises), the Brussels office of an American law firm, the EU/Brussels office of a German Telecoms/Technology Consultancy and the South Eastern Europe office of a Telecoms Institute. Since 2005, she is a lawyer at the legal department of E.E.T.T (Hellenic Telecommunications and Posts Commission), where for the last 14 years she has handled a full range of regulatory issues and competition matters (cases) of both the Electronic Communications and Postal sectors. Ms Bitzidou has authored a book and relevant articles on the topics of EU Law, Competition Law and Electronic Communications/Media. She is fluent in Greek, English, French and Italian and an active member of the Athens Bar Association (Greece).

About E.E.T.T
The Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) is an Independent Administrative Authority, which was established in 1992. The Authority acts as the National Regulator that monitors, regulates and supervises: (a) the electronic communications market, within which fixed and mobile telephony, wireless communications and Internet access providers operate and (b) the postal services market, within which postal and courier service providers operate. Moreover, EETT is entrusted with the competences to act as the Competition Authority in the said markets.

Daniel is the Chief Counsel for Antitrust and Competition Law at IATA. In addition to ensuring antitrust compliance for IATA and its industry activities, Daniel works to set the strategic direction of competition law policy in aviation. Daniel’s team looks at certain areas where competition doesn’t work very well–where for example airlines are on the receiving end of anticompetitive conduct—and reviews strategic options to make the industry more competitive. Recently, Daniel was leading IATA’s efforts in the European Commission's investigation into monopolistic practices in the aircraft MRO market, which led to the historic settlement agreement with CFM, which entered into force in February 2019. Prior to joining IATA, Daniel practiced as an antitrust attorney at the law firm of White & Case LLP in Washington, DC and Brussels.

About International Air Transport Association
The International Air Transport Association (“IATA”) is a nongovernmental international trade association founded in 1945 by air carriers engaged in international air services. Today, IATA consists of 282 member airlines from 123 countries representing roughly 84 percent of the world’s total air traffic. IATA strives to represent, lead and serve the airline industry by advocating the interests of airlines across the globe, developing global commercial standards for the airline industry and assisting airlines in operating safely, securely, efficiently, and economically. Since 1945, IATA has worked closely with governments and intergovernmental organizations to achieve and maintain uniformity in the development, implementation, and interpretation of numerous public and private international air law treaties and agreements.

10.30
Tea, Coffee & Discussion

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10.45
PANEL TWO: Management Panel: Managing the Competition Legal Function

Daniela joined Santander UK in October 2015 as its first in-house competition counsel, and now heads the team responsible for strategic oversight and management of all competition-related matters across the bank. Prior to joining Santander, Daniela was an associate at Slaughter and May (London and Brussels) and Shearman & Sterling (London). Daniela has extensive experience advising and leading projects across all pillars of UK and EU competition law, including merger and market inquiries, antitrust, enforcement, compliance and policy matters.

About Santander UK
Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs.

About Integrated Data Services Inc

Jonathan J. Anastasia is Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel supporting Cyber & Intelligence Solutions at Mastercard. In his role, Jonathan is responsible for leading a team of attorneys that help develop product solutions to ensure the safety, security and experience of Mastercard products and solutions for consumers, merchants, partners and governments around the world. His team provides integrated legal and transactional support in the development of products and services in the areas of authentication, fraud management, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet-of-things, biometrics, cybersecurity, and digital identity. Before joining Mastercard, Jonathan was in the Intellectual Property group of Crowell & Moring LLP. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jonathan served as a Captain in the United States Army.

About Mastercard
Mastercard

About Barclays

About British Airways

12.15
Fireside chat with US DOJ - Regulation and Enforcement

Nathaniel L. Asker is a partner in the Antitrust Department, resident in Fried Frank's New York office, who focuses on antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures and represents clients before the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. He has advised clients in a range of industries, including technology and software, consumer products, aerospace and defense, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy, and financial services, among others. Mr. Asker is consistently recognised by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Antitrust, where he has been described as "absolutely outstanding,” “very strong analytically,” and “a top-notch antitrust lawyer” who is “extraordinarily responsive and, more importantly, very thoughtful in his responses.” According to Chambers, sources also reported that Mr. Asker is "knowledgeable about the subject matter, has contacts at the regulators and is excellent at client communication.” Mr. Asker was also selected as a “Future Leader” by Who's Who Legal: Competition and is recognized by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in Antitrust: Merger Control.

About Fried Frank
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world's leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm's approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe.

Michael Murray serves as Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Michael joined the Antitrust Division from the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, where he served as Associate Deputy Attorney General. In that office, Michael had oversight responsibility for the Civil Division, the Antitrust Division, and criminal law policy initiatives. Before joining the Department of Justice in early 2017, Michael was in private practice, where he was an appellate and trial-court litigator in a variety of commercial litigation and antitrust disputes. Michael clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain and on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. He graduated from Yale Law School and Princeton University, summa cum laude.

About US DOJ, Antitrust Division

13.00
Lunch

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14.00
The Implications of Digitalisation for Competition Enforcement:
• why digital markets are different from traditional markets; • what challenges these raise for the competition authorities; • the importance for policy-makers of balancing market and regulatory risks.

Iona is a competition economist with 16 years of experience advising clients on competition and regulatory matters. Iona has an established reputation for delivering rigorous economic analysis for clients, in particular with respect to anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance infringements, and associated private damages claims. She has acted for the UK, EC, Dutch and French competition authorities, as well as lawyers and businesses. Iona has worked across a range of sectors including transport, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. She holds an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc (First) in economics and French from the University of Birmingham. Iona also spent a year studying economics at the Sorbonne in Paris.

About AlixPartners UK LLP
AlixPartners’ investigations, disputes, and risk professionals have a 36-year record of responding to urgent client situations all over the world. We help counsel make sense of complex issues by evaluating business, economic, accounting, financial, and damage issues and by serving as expert witnesses and consultants to law firms and corporations. Our teams includes forensic accountants, economists, industry experts, computer forensic technology experts, and former enforcement accountants. Our areas of expertise include antitrust, post-acquisition disputes, lost profits and business interruption, breach of contract, securities, bankruptcy, valuation and cross-border disputes. We have testified as expert witnesses in countless high-stakes cases and have a long record of success in international courts and arbitration forums. We have been involved in over 250 investigations, in areas such as antitrust, AML, sanctions, and anticorruption, and have acted as monitors on behalf of regulators in various high profile cases. A global, integrated team in Europe, North America, and Asia differentiates us from other consulting firms. We support companies and their counsel by providing expert evidence, testimony, and advice to address the most important issues when it really matters. For more information, please visit: www.alixpartners.com.

14.30
Cartels in Germany

Katrin Roesen is the head of the Bundeskartellamt’s Special Unit for Combating Cartels (SKK). This unit prepares dawn raids, supports the analysis of exhibits, and accompanies fine proceedings. Katrin studied law in Freiburg and obtained a doctorate in antitrust law. After her studies she worked as a research assistant for the Monopolies Commission. Before she became head of SKK, she worked in the Bundeskartellamt’s General Policy Division, the Litigation and Legal Division and the 5th Decision Division.

About Bundeskartellamt
The Bundeskartellamt is the federal competition authority in Germany whose assignment is to protect competition. The main task of the Bundeskartellamt is to apply and enforce the Act against Restraints of Competition. This task includes implementing the ban on cartels, conducting merger control, controlling abusive practices of dominant or powerful companies and reviewing procedures for the award of public contracts by the Federation (since 1999). In addition, since 2005 the Bundeskartellamt can conduct so-called sector inquiries in order to examine more closely the competition situation in individual sectors, irrespective of concrete individual proceedings. The Bundeskartellamt bases its decisions solely on competitive criteria. It is independent in its decision-making, i.e. in its handling of cases and its decisions it is not bound by external instructions.

15.00
New frontiers of Abuse of Dominant Position

Since May 2014, Gabriella Muscolo is a Commissioner at the Italian Competition Authority. Appointed as a Judge in 1985, she sat at the Specialist Section for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in the District Court of Rome and at the Court for Undertakings in Rome. From 2009 to 2014, she was appointed member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal-EBA of the European Patent Office-EPO. Since 2018, she is a Fellow of the Centre of European Law of King's College London. Since 2008, Gabriella Muscolo has been lecturer of Company Law at the School of Specialization for Legal Professionals at the University of Rome – La Sapienza. She also lectured at Italian and foreign Universities such as Université de Strasbourg, CEIPI-Centre d’Étude International de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Technische Universitat Dresden, Universidad de Alicante, Queen Mary University, University of Washington, CASRIP- Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Seattle and Waseda University in Tokio. She publishes in Italian as well as in English in the fields of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. She co-edited the volumes “Intellectual Property and Competition Law: a European perspective”, “The Pharmaceutical Sector Between Patent Law and Competition Law. An International Perspective” and “The Interplay Between Competition Law and Intellectual Property: An International Perspective”.

About Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato
The Italian Competition Authority is an administrative independent Authority, established by Law no. 287 of 10 October 1990 ("The Competition and Fair Trading Act"), which introduced antitrust rules in Italy. Subsequent laws endowed it with additional powers, the most important of which concern the repression of unfair commercial practices, misleading and unlawful comparative advertising and the application of conflict of interests laws to government-office holders.

15.30
Tea, Coffee & Discussion

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15.45
Mergers

Étienne Chantrel heads the mergers unit at the Autorité de la concurrence. He previously worked as an economist in the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance from 2008 to 2014 and from 2016 to 2017, holding various positions at the French Treasury where he was in charge of the economic analysis of sectoral reforms, and of the macroeconomic impact of economic policy, and at the French statistical institute, where he was in charge of Eurozone economic forecasts. He was an adviser to Emmanuel Macron, then Minister for the Economy, from 2014 to 2016, in charge of competition and structural reforms. As such he designed a major structural reform law known as the “Macron” law, enacted in 2015. Étienne Chantrel graduated from École normale supérieure, from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and from ENSAE. He studied economics at the University of Chicago and the University of Toulouse and holds a PhD in economics from Télécom ParisTech on “Competition, Innovation and Growth”.

About Autorité de la concurrence
The Autorité de la concurrence is the French Competition Agency. It is an independent administrative authority specialised in supervising anticompetitive practices, providing expertise on market functioning and controlling mergers. It is at the service of consumers and its goal is to uphold fair competition and contribute to the competitive functioning of markets in Europe and at international level.

16.15
PANEL THREE: Enforcement & competition trends across Europe (incl Q&A)

Dr. Tobias Caspary is an antitrust and competition partner based in Fried Frank’s London and Frankfurt offices. Dr. Caspary’s practice focuses on EU, UK and German competition law, working on some of the most complex cross-border mergers worldwide in connection with numerous competition investigations, including Phase II cases before the EC and the CMA, and cartel investigations. He has a strong focus on private equity, advising clients such as Goldman Sachs, AEA Investors and New Mountain Capital, and also represents clients across a range of additional industries, including media, telecoms, technology and financial services. Dr. Caspary is individually recognised by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Legal 500 UK and Legal 500 US as a leading individual in competition law (noted as being “very strategic,” “business savvy” and “highly experienced, impressive and pragmatic”). Legal 500 has also recognised him as a “credible player on the European stage, who is very well placed to deal with cases raising UK, German and EU competition issues.”

About Fried Frank
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world's leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm's approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe.

Katrin Roesen is the head of the Bundeskartellamt’s Special Unit for Combating Cartels (SKK). This unit prepares dawn raids, supports the analysis of exhibits, and accompanies fine proceedings. Katrin studied law in Freiburg and obtained a doctorate in antitrust law. After her studies she worked as a research assistant for the Monopolies Commission. Before she became head of SKK, she worked in the Bundeskartellamt’s General Policy Division, the Litigation and Legal Division and the 5th Decision Division.

About Bundeskartellamt
The Bundeskartellamt is the federal competition authority in Germany whose assignment is to protect competition. The main task of the Bundeskartellamt is to apply and enforce the Act against Restraints of Competition. This task includes implementing the ban on cartels, conducting merger control, controlling abusive practices of dominant or powerful companies and reviewing procedures for the award of public contracts by the Federation (since 1999). In addition, since 2005 the Bundeskartellamt can conduct so-called sector inquiries in order to examine more closely the competition situation in individual sectors, irrespective of concrete individual proceedings. The Bundeskartellamt bases its decisions solely on competitive criteria. It is independent in its decision-making, i.e. in its handling of cases and its decisions it is not bound by external instructions.

Étienne Chantrel heads the mergers unit at the Autorité de la concurrence. He previously worked as an economist in the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance from 2008 to 2014 and from 2016 to 2017, holding various positions at the French Treasury where he was in charge of the economic analysis of sectoral reforms, and of the macroeconomic impact of economic policy, and at the French statistical institute, where he was in charge of Eurozone economic forecasts. He was an adviser to Emmanuel Macron, then Minister for the Economy, from 2014 to 2016, in charge of competition and structural reforms. As such he designed a major structural reform law known as the “Macron” law, enacted in 2015. Étienne Chantrel graduated from École normale supérieure, from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and from ENSAE. He studied economics at the University of Chicago and the University of Toulouse and holds a PhD in economics from Télécom ParisTech on “Competition, Innovation and Growth”.

About Autorité de la concurrence
The Autorité de la concurrence is the French Competition Agency. It is an independent administrative authority specialised in supervising anticompetitive practices, providing expertise on market functioning and controlling mergers. It is at the service of consumers and its goal is to uphold fair competition and contribute to the competitive functioning of markets in Europe and at international level.

Since May 2014, Gabriella Muscolo is a Commissioner at the Italian Competition Authority. Appointed as a Judge in 1985, she sat at the Specialist Section for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in the District Court of Rome and at the Court for Undertakings in Rome. From 2009 to 2014, she was appointed member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal-EBA of the European Patent Office-EPO. Since 2018, she is a Fellow of the Centre of European Law of King's College London. Since 2008, Gabriella Muscolo has been lecturer of Company Law at the School of Specialization for Legal Professionals at the University of Rome – La Sapienza. She also lectured at Italian and foreign Universities such as Université de Strasbourg, CEIPI-Centre d’Étude International de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Technische Universitat Dresden, Universidad de Alicante, Queen Mary University, University of Washington, CASRIP- Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Seattle and Waseda University in Tokio. She publishes in Italian as well as in English in the fields of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. She co-edited the volumes “Intellectual Property and Competition Law: a European perspective”, “The Pharmaceutical Sector Between Patent Law and Competition Law. An International Perspective” and “The Interplay Between Competition Law and Intellectual Property: An International Perspective”.

About Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato
The Italian Competition Authority is an administrative independent Authority, established by Law no. 287 of 10 October 1990 ("The Competition and Fair Trading Act"), which introduced antitrust rules in Italy. Subsequent laws endowed it with additional powers, the most important of which concern the repression of unfair commercial practices, misleading and unlawful comparative advertising and the application of conflict of interests laws to government-office holders.

17.30
Summation

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17.35
Drinks Reception: Sponsored by Fried Frank

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