Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

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Preliminary Program

Harvard European Law Association

Informal Enforcement of Competition Law: Perspectives from the U.S. And Europe

March 24, Center for European Studies, Harvard University

 

 

 

Welcome: Pieter-Augustijn Van Malleghem (HELA) (9-9.10)

Opening Speech: An Enforcer’s View: Prof. Jacques Steenbergen (Belgian CA), The Informal Competition Policy of the Belgian Competition Authority  (9.10-9.30)

 

  1. Informal Enforcement and Cartels (9.30-10.50AM)

Chair: Prof. Jacques Steenbergen

Anna-Louise Hinds (NUI Galway), Cartel Settlement in EU Competition Law – A Potential Compliance Impact?

Niels Baeten (Linklaters), Combined Lenience/Settlement Cases as the new normal in EU Cartel Enforcement: challenges & opportunities

Georges Georgiev (UCLA), The EU’s 2013 Proposal for a Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions: A Comparative Assessment

 

Coffee Break: 10.50 – 11.05AM

 

Keynote 1: Prof. Damien Geradin (11.05-11.25AM)

 

  1. Informal Enforcement and Unilateral Conduct (11.25-12.45PM)

Chair: Prof. Damien Geradin

Giovanna Massarotto (Criterion Economics), Antitrust Enforcement – The Crucial Role of Consent Decrees

Urska Petrovcic (EUI), Antitrust Settlements in Innovative Industries – The Case of Standard Essential Patents

Yane Svetiev (UBocconi/EUI), Settling or Learning: Commitment Decisions as a New Competition Enforcement Paradigm in the EU

 

Lunch: 12.45-1.45PM

 

Keynote 2: Prof. Einer Elhauge (1.45-2.05PM)

 

  1. Alternative Approaches to Informal Enforcement (2.05-3.25PM)

Chair: prof. E. Elhauge

Maurice Stucke (UTK), In Search of Effective Ethics & Compliance Programs

Matthew Jennejohn (BYU), Innovating Merger Review Outcomes

Mislav Mataija, (Uzagreb/EUI), Regulating the Regulators through Competition Law: Voluntary Private Regulation as an Alternative to Direct Enforcement?

 

Coffee Break: 3.25-3.40PM

 

  1. Informal Enforcement: A Legitimate Tool? (3.40-5PM)

Chair: Prof. D. Geradin

Damien Gerard, (UCLouvain/CGSH), Negotiated Remedies in the modernization era: the limits of effectiveness

Florian Wagner von Papp (UCL), Out-Lawing Antitrust

Georges Vallindas (ECJ), Is a Triple Cheeseburger easy to eat? EU’s Architecture facing non-litigation competition enforcement

 

Closing Remarks: Prof. Damien Geradin

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