International Antitrust Forum

International Antitrust Forum

The Ninth Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues

Thursday, June 14-Friday, June 15, 2018.

The Ninth Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues is the only Midwest conference of its kind. It is designed to examine the latest developments in competition regulation around the globe providing practitioners and regulators with up-to-date and practical information.

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Sessions will include:

  • Is It All About the Consumer?  Rethinking the Standard
    • This panel will discuss the different standards used around the world as the foundation of competition law.
      • Roxane Busey, Baker & McKenzie (Moderator)
      • Fei Deng, Partner, Edgeworth Economics
      • Eleanor M. Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law
         
  • Merger Clearance: Getting Global Deals Approved
    • The panelists will discuss best practices and tips for seeking approval of a transaction in multiple jurisdictions.
      • Nicholas Koberstein, Division Counsel, Licensing & Acquisitions, Abbott Laboratories (moderator)
      • Barbara Rosenberg, Partner, Barbosa, Müssnich Aragão, Sao Paulo, Brazil
      • Pamela L. Taylor, Partner, Jones Day
      • Yizhe Zhang, Partner, Jones Day
         
  • Efficiencies and Merger Clearance
    • This panel will talk about the role that an efficiencies analysis plays in global jurisdictions in evaluating deals and conduct.
      • Colleen Loughlin, Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon (Moderator)
      • Susan Hutton, Partner, Stikeman Elliott
      • Raymundo E. Enríquez, Partner, Baker McKenzie
      • Mark W. Ryan, Partner, Mayer Brown
         
  • Trends in Global Cartel Enforcement
    • The panelists will talk about past and upcoming trends in global cartel enforcement.
      • Craig Y. Lee, Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Moderator)
      • Eric van Ginderachter, Director, European Commission, DG Competition,
      • Lisa Phelan, Chief, Washington Criminal I Section, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
      • Johannes Zöttl, Partner, Jones Day
         
  • Multi-jurisdictional Compliance with Antitrust and Competition Law
    • The panelists will talk about best practices in managing global compliance.
      • Paula W. Render, Partner, Jones Day (Moderator)    
      • Koren Wong-Ervin, Director of IP & Competition Policy, Qualcomm Corporation
         
  • Big Data, Big Competition Problems?
    • This panel will examine the emerging competition problems concerning big data.
      • Gregory K. Leonard, Partner, Edgeworth Economics
      • Bruce Hoffman, Acting Director, Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
      • David Snyder, Senior Attorney, Antitrust Group, Microsoft Corporation
         
  • Signaling As Evidence of Conspiracy
    • Innocuous public statement or collusive signaling?  This panel will discuss how public statements can become evidence of collusion.
      • Andrew Marovitz, Partner, Mayer Brown (Moderator)
      • Elena Zioido, Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon
      • William J. Blechman, Shareholder, Kenny Nachwalter
      • Britt M. Miller, Partner, Mayer Brown
      • Janusz Ordover, Senior Consultant, Compass Lexecon
  • Multi-jurisdictional Deals: Lawyering Across Cultures
    • This panel will discuss the challenges of negotiating across cultures. (Professional responsibility credit, including the Illinois diversity requirement, pending approval) 
      • Pamela L. Taylor, Partner, Jones Day (Moderator)                      
      • Barbara Rosenberg, Partner, Barbosa, Müssnich Aragão, Sao Paulo, Brazil
      • Yizhe Zhang, Partner, Jones Day
      • Raymundo E. Enríquez, Partner, Baker McKenzie
      • Daniel P. O’Brien, Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon

 

 

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law thanks the following for serving as sponsors:

Baker & McKenzie Mayer Brown LLP

Microsoft
Jones Day
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Compass Lexecon logo

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