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.


Agenda (pdf)

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.
  • Merger Clearance: Getting Global Deals Approved
    • The panelists will discuss best practices and tips for seeking approval of a transaction in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Efficiencies and Merger Clearance
    • This panel will talk about the role that an efficiencies analysis plays in global jurisdictions in evaluating deals and conduct. 
  • Trends in Global Cartel Enforcement
    • The panelists will talk about past and upcoming trends in global cartel enforcement.
  • Multi-jurisdictional Compliance with Antitrust and Competition Law
    • The panelists will talk about best practices in managing global compliance.
  • Big Data, Big Competition Problems?
    • This panel will examine the emerging competition problems concerning big data.
  • Signaling As Evidence of Conspiracy
    • Innocuous public statement or collusive signaling?  This panel will discuss how public statements can become evidence of collusion.
  • 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) 



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

Baker & McKenzie Mayer Brown LLP

Jones Day
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