18th October 2012
Session 1 - Inputs versus Outcomes: does more analysis necessarily mean better results?
- Coordinated effects cases: lowering the bar or one per decade
- Are airline cases different?
- Parallel mergers and multi-jurisdictional complexity
- Current developments and issues from recent EU, US and UK cases
Session 2 - Mergers of Manufacturer Brands and a Perspective on Price Pressure Tests
- Closeness of competition between brands
- Competition from private label products
- Retailer buyer power
- Inferences drawn from consumer level data about manufacturer level mergers
- Price pressure tests: which measure is best and when should they be used?
Session 3 - Back to the Future: Reflections on the Last Decade and Predictions for the Next
- A look back on the signature cases and developments since 2001
- divergence and convergence then and now
- will BRIC v North Atlantic create new GE/Honeywell's?
Confirmed speakers include:
Simon Bishop, RBB Economics
Goetz Drauz, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Amelia Fletcher, Office of Fair Trading
F. Enrique Gonzalez-Diaz, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Julia Holtz, Google
Jonas Koponen, Linklaters LLP
Szabolcs Lorincz, Chief Economists Team, European Commission
Adrian Luebbert, DG-Competition, European Commission
Adrian Majumdar, RBB Economics
Philip Marsden, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Sheldon Mills, Office of Fair Trading
Simon Pritchard, Allen & Overy
Paula Riedel, Linklaters LLP
Gregory Werden, US Department of Justice
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