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International Mergers Conference

Concurrences + University College London

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 from 08:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

International Mergers Conference

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International Mergers Conference 

Inaugural Edition


Wednesday 19 February 2020


Coffee & Registration


Introductory remarks

Deni MANTZARI | Lecturer, Competition Law and Policy | Acting Director, Centre for Law, Economics and Society, Faculty of Laws, University College London


New Challenges for Competition Law: between a Rock and a Hard Place: Brexit, FDI, Public interest...


Sir John VICKERS | Warden of All Souls College, Oxford

Frédéric JENNY | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee, Paris



Rethinking the judicial scrutiny of merger enforcement in the digital era: Administrative burden, standard of proof and judicial review


Peter FREEMAN | Chairman, Competition Appeal Tribunal, London

Sten FRIMODT NIELSEN | Judge, General Court of the EU, Luxembourg*

Colin RAFTERY | Senior Director for Mergers, Competition and Markets Authority, London

Juan RODRIGUEZ | Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, London*

Chair: Richard WHISH QC (Hon) | Emeritus Professor, King’s College London


Coffee break


Digital mergers: Need for Reform?


Luisa AFFUSO | Chief Economist, Ofcom, London

Tim LAMB | Associate General Counsel, Facebook, London*

Claire JEFFS| Partner, Slaughter & May, London*

Nate MILLER | Expert, Cornerstone Research | Saleh Romeih Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Pierre REGIBEAU | Chief Economist, DG COMP, Brussels

Chair: Amelia FLETCHER | Professor, University of East Anglia, Norwich




Merger control and 'non-competition concerns': Industrial Policy, Geopolitics, Sustainability, Privacy


Hanna ANTTILAINEN | Head of Unit B4: Energy and Environment (mergers), DG COMP, Brussels

Claudio CALCAGNO | Vice President, Analysis Group, London*

Etienne CHANTREL | Head of Mergers Unit, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris

Bill KOVACIC | Professor, George Washington University | Non-executive Director, CMA, London

Nicholas LEVY | Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, London*

Chair: Ioannis KOKKORIS | Professor, Queen Mary University, London


Coffee break


Merger Hotchpotch - Enforcement and Procedure: Due Diligence, Gun jumping, Due Process, Remedies


Manish DAS | Head of Competition Law, Lloyds Banking Group, London

Sara ASHALL | Counsel, Shearman & Sterling, Brussels

Frank QI | Senior Legal Counsel, Qualcomm, San Diego

Suzanne WACHSSTOCK | Global Chief Antitrust Counsel, Walmart, New York*

Chair: Helen JENKINS | Partner, Oxera, Oxford*


Closing keynote


Ioannis LIANOS | Chair, Global Competition Law and Public Policy | Director, Centre for Law, Economics and Society, Faculty of Laws, University College London



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University College London
Bentham House
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens
WC1H 0EG London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 from 08:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

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Concurrences + University College London

This inaugural edition of the Global Merger Conference is organised by Concurrences Review in partnership with University College London. Attendance is by registration only. No on-site registration.

The list of attendees will be communicated to the speakers.

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