8th May 2017
Time: 14:00-18:10 (Registration 13:30)
Event followed by drinks reception
Venue: Maxwell Library, IET, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL
Our annual conference convenes at a time of significant change in global political dynamics. As rising levels of nationalism threaten the high levels of international cooperation which have developed between antitrust authorities over recent years, our panels of experts will examine the impact of these changes on international merger control and antitrust risk in 2017 and beyond. How will political change affect trans-Atlantic merger reviews? Will businesses face more controls on foreign investment in strategic sectors? How should international businesses factor Brexit into their deal planning? How to best manage the risk of dual antitrust investigations in Europe and the UK?
We will also examine the challenges for authorities assessing complex deals in 2017 - from the impact of innovation on competition to the latest techniques in analysing local markets. How should merging parties prepare for increasing levels of scrutiny and rapidly developing techniques for assessing economic and other evidence? What are the lessons learnt from recent cases for businesses pursuing deals this year?
- James Aitken, Partner (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
- Tania van den Brande, Principal (RBB Economics)
- Kate Collyer, Deputy Chief Economic Advisor (Competition and Markets Authority)
- John Davies, Partner (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
- Amelia Fletcher, Professor of Competition Policy (Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)
- Bill Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy (George Washington University), Visiting Professor (King's College London)
- Sir Philip Lowe, Senior Advisor (FTI Consulting)
- Adrian Majumdar, Partner (RBB Economics)
- Simon Priddis, Partner (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
- Jacques Steenbergen, President (Belgian Competition Authority)
- Tommaso Valletti, Chief Competition Economist (European Commission)
- Richard Whish QC, Emeritus Professor (King's College London)
This CLF event is hosted under the Chatham House Rule
This conference is convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow, BIICL
Download the programme and event flyer.
Join the conversation @BIICL #merger14
This event offers the equivalent of 4 CPD hours.
Pricing and Registration
Free to attend for members of the Competition Law Forum
For all other attendees, the following fees apply:
- BIICL Members: £95
- Non Members: £160
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