Events

Our next event will be organized in Stockholm on May 20-21, 2022.

SEMINAR

 

The seminar will gather five panels of outstanding speakers, discussing the most recent hot topics in European antitrust:
Distribution: Ready for the next generation
Moderator: Silke Möller, Glade Michel Wirtz (Germany)
Speakers: Ami Paanajärvi, Roschier (Finland); Alia Schweiger, E.CA Economics (Germany); Frank Wijckmans, Contrast (Belgium); Kim-Simone Janutta, Otto Group (Germany)
Event Horizon – The future of horizontals
Moderator: Soledad Blanco-Thomas, European Commission (Belgium)
Speakers: Elvira Aliende, Shearman & Sterling (Belgium) ; Pablo Figueroa, Perez Llorca (Spain) ; Stefan Thomas, Eberhard Karls University (Germany) ; Albert Pereda, Lonza (Switzerland)
Fiction or Reality: Who cares about effects in competition law?
Moderator: Nicolas Birkhäuser, Niederer Kraft Frey (Switzerland)
Speakers: Henri Piffaut, French Competition Authority (France) ; Donald Slater, Ashurst (Belgium) ; Matthias Eisenbarth, Anheuser-Busch InBev (Sweden) ; Thomas Graf, Cleary Gottlieb (Belgium)
Knock, knock – Can you handle your dawn raids?
Moderator: Elisabeth Eklund, Delphi (Sweden)
Speakers: Sarah Beeston, Van Doorne (Netherlands) ; Kaarli Eichhorn, Jones Day (Belgium) ; Dirk Van Erps, European Commission (Belgium) ; Helene Andersson, Delphi (Sweden)
Competition law is a barrier for sustainability – Myth or Fact?
Moderator: Liga Merwin, Ellex, Riga (Latvia)
Speakers: Alexander Gaigl, Oxera (Germany) ; Jussi Koivusalo, Dittmar & Indrenius (Finland) ; Mariska van de Sanden, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (Netherlands) ; Laurits Schmidt Christensen, Ramboll (Denmark)
In addition, we will again have the pleasure to enjoy a keynote speech by Prof. Philip Marsden, Bank of England, College of Europe.
The event will take place at the Hotel At Six in Stockholm. As always, there will be a great social program and enough time to meet old and new friends over drinks and dinners. As usual, the seminar starts with a cocktail on Thursday night and ends on Saturday afternoon.

REGISTRATION

 

Registrations are now closed, as we have reached full capacity.

 

Previous events:

 

Our third event was organized in 2021 in Madrid.

Five panels of outstanding speakers debated on the following subjects:

• “Protect the consumers, fairness in competition, a new paradigm ?” Panel moderator: Simone Gambuto, Nunziante Magrone, Italy. Speakers: Guillaume Teissonière – eDreams ODIGEO (Spain) ; Zoltan Marosi – Oppenheim (Hungary), Ana Perdigao (Expedia Group), Claudio Calcagno – GMT Economics (UK).

• “Regulate the techies” – Panel moderator: Ricardo Celli, O’Melveny & Myers, Brussels/Belgium – Speakers: Andrew Ward – Cuatrecasas (Spain) ; Annemiek Wilpshaar – European Commission (Belgium) ; Marixenia Davilla – Quinn Emanuel (Belgium) ; Miguel Perez Guerra – Google (United Kingdom)

• “Keep them merging” – Panel moderator: Satu-Anneli Kauranen, Merilampi Attorneys, Helsinki/Finland – Speakers: Maurice de Valois Turk – Oxera (Netherlands) ; Natura Gracia – Linklaters (United Kingdom) ; Robert Hardy – Simmons & Simmons (Belgium) ; Zoya Todorova – Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (Bulgaria)

• “Damages litigation galore” – Panel moderator: Joost Fanoy, BarentsKrans, The Hague/Netherlands – Speakers: Lesley Hannah – Hausfeld (United Kingdom) ; Toni Kallikoski – Dittmar & Indrenius (Finland) ; Pedro Callol – Callol, Coca & Asociados (Spain) ; Till Schreiber – Cartel Damage Claims Consulting (Belgium)

• “Horizontals are hot again” – Panel moderator:Christine Dietz, Binder Grösswang, Vienna/Austria – Speakers: Aleko Bogdanov – European Commission (Belgium) ; Liga Merwin – Ellex Klavins (Latvia) ; Mette Alfter – Frontier Economics (Belgium) ; Sebastian Hack – Osborne Clarke (Germany) ; Tamar Dolev-Green – MSD (Israel) , Soledad Blanco Thomas (European Commission)

In addition, we had the pleasure to host Prof. Philip Marsden (College of Europe) as a keynote speaker during this event.
Our second event was organized in May 2019 in Prague.

Five panels of outstanding speakers debated on the following subjects:

• “Verticals: The path towards 2022” – Panel moderator: Ruben Elkerbout, Stek, Netherlands – Panellists: Johanna Kübler, Commeo, Germany, Radovan Kubáč, Nedelka Kubáč advokáti, Czech Republic, Szilvia Szekely, European Commission, Belgium; Theon van Dijk, E.CA Economics, Belgium

• “Merger Control: What’s hot” – Panel moderator: Cormac Little, William Fry, Ireland – Panellists: Asko Lindqvist, Borenius Attorneys, Finland, Barbara Veronese, CEG Europe, Italy, Diarmuid Ryan, Squire Patton Boggs, UK and Belgium, Silke Möller, Glade Michel Wirtz, Germany, Volker Weiss, Schönherr, Belgium

• “Political dimensions of merger control” – Panel moderator: Sarah Biontino, Biontino Europe, Belgium – Panellists: Joséphine Fourquet, Paul Hastings, France, Jürgen Schindler, Allen & Overy, Belgium, Nathalie McNelis, MLex, Belgium, Sara Ashall, Solicitor, Belgium

• “Abuses of dominance”. Panel moderator: Sarah Biontino, Biontino Europe, Belgium – Panellists: Joséphine Fourquet, Paul Hastings, France, Jürgen Schindler, Allen & Overy, Belgium, Nathalie McNelis, MLex, Belgium, Sara Ashall, Solicitor, Belgium

• “Antitrust compliance” – Panel moderator: Elena Garcia, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Germany – Panellists: Marie Leppard, Euclid Law, UK, Nikiforos Iatrou, McCarthy Tétrault, Canada, Sebastian Brack, Deutsche Bahn, Germany

In addition, we had the pleasure to host Prof. Philip Marsden (College of Europe) as a keynote speaker during this event, for a debate session on “Digital Competition and Pro-Competitive Regulation”, moderated by Prof. Peter Georg Picht (University of Zurich).
Our first event was organized in May 2018 in Lisbon.

Five panels of outstanding speakers debated on the following subjects:

• “Collusion through third parties” – Panel moderator: Kristian Hugmark, Roschier, Sweden. Panelists: Alexander Birnstiel, Noerr, Germany / Camilla Holtse, Maersk, Denmark / Adrian Majumdar, RBB, UK / Miguel Rato, Quinn Emanuel, Belgium / Grégoire Ryelandt, Deprevernet, Belgium

• “Practical challenges of dominance cases” – Panel moderator: Stephen Whitfield, Travers Smith, UK. Panelists: Daniel Colgan, DLA Piper, Belgium / David Hull, Van Bael & Bellis, Belgium / Tero Louko, Google, Belgium / Andrea Pomana, Debevoise & Plimpton, Germany / Elena Zoido, Compass Lexecon, Spain

• “Litigation: What works when appealing decisions ?” – Panel moderator: Aleksander Stawicki, Wkb Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr, Poland. Panelists: Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber, bpv Hügel, Austria / Aleksandra Boutin, Compass Lexecon, Belgium / Martin André Dittmer, Gorrisen Federspiel, Denmark / Robert Neruda, Havel & Partners, Czech Republic / Inês Sequeira Mendes, Abreu Advogados, Portugal

• “Damage claims: Hot issues and trends”. Panel moderator: Pedro Callol, Callol, Coca & Asociados, Spain. Panelists: Rick Cornelissen, Houthoff, Netherlands / Nadine Hermann, Quinn Emanuel, Germany / Anne Morfey, Hausfeld, UK / Florian Neumayr, bpv Hügel, Austria / Ricardo Oliveira, PLMJ Advogados, Portugal / Stephen Smith, Bristows, UK

• “online world: from platforms to algorithms” – Panel moderator: Sebastian Janka, Noerr, Germany. Panelists: Aurélien Condomines, Aramis, France / Yusuke Kaeriyama, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan / John Snyder, Alston & Bird, USA /Lars Wiethaus, Charles River Associates, Belgium