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Competition Law Institute

Fordham Competition Law Institute: Conference on International Antitrust Law
and Policy

For 48 years, the Fordham Competition Law Institute has presented the annual International Antitrust Law and Policy Conference, which is widely recognized as one of the premier events in the field.

Fordham’s 48th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, + Antitrust Economics Workshop
to be held LIVE and In-Person at Skadden Arps.


48th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law
and Policy and Antitrust Economics Workshops
Location: Skadden Arps, One Manhattan West, New York, NY

 

Antitrust Economics Workshops + Networking Session with Heads of Authority
The workshop will feature economic experts, enforcers, and leading antitrust practitioners speaking on key topics.
 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

 

48th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy
Join antitrust agency heads and leading academics, practitioners and in-house counsel from around the globe for a live 3-day conference (also to be broadcast live for registered attendees)

Thursday – Friday, September 30 – October 1, 2021
Day 1 | 8 a.m. – 4:50 p.m., including lunch panel celebrating 20 years of the ICN
Day 2 | 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch provided both days.

Keynote Speakers:
Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission, Commissioner for Competition
Renata Hesse, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
D. Bruce Hoffman, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
Richard Powers, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division 
Peter Mucchetti, Partner, Clifford Chance
Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt, Chair of the International Competition Network
Howard Shelanski, Partner, Davis Polk; Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
Tim Wu, Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy, United States National Economic Council

 

 

ANTITRUST ECONOMICS WORKSHOP: SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Speakers and Topics 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

8:30–9:10 a.m. Registration and Welcome Breakfast

9:10-9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

First Session

Sponsored by The Brattle Group

9:15–11 a.m. Panel 1: Economic Issues in a Progressive Merger Enforcement Environment (2.0 CLE)

MODERATOR: Peter Davis, Principal, The Brattle Group (UK/Brussels)

PANELISTS: Adina Claici, Principal (Brussels), The Brattle Group; Renee Duplantis, Principal (Canada), The Brattle Group; Sharis Pozen, Partner & Co-Chair Global Antitrust Group, Clifford Chance; Mike Walker, Chief Economic Advisor, United Kingdom Competition Authority 

Panel 2. The Economics of Platform Acquisitions

MODERATOR: Loren Smith, Principal, The Brattle Group (US)

PANELISTS: Renata Hesse, Partner & Co-Chair Antitrust Group, Sullivan & Cromell (invited); Kai-Uwe Kuhn, Economic Advisor, The Brattle Group (UK/Brussels); Juan Rodriguez, Partner (London) & Co-Chair Antitrust Group, Sullivan & Cromwell (invited); Vanessa Zhang, Principal, The Brattle Group (China)

11–11:15 a.m. Break

Second Session

Sponsored by CRA International

11:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Panel 3: What Next for New Madison? Current Topics in Intellectual Property and Antitrust (2.0 CLE)

MODERATOR: Tim Simcoe, Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University Questrom School of Business

PANELISTS:  Michael Carrier, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School; Fei Deng, Vice President, CRA International; Thomas Pease, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP; Henry Su, Constantine Cannon, LLP

1:00-2:00 p.m. Light Lunch

Afternoon: No Sessions  

 

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

*Speakers and Topics TBD

 

DAY 1: THURSDAY, September 30, 2021

8:00–8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:45–9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Keynotes

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

9:00–10:40 a.m. Keynote Remarks and Q&A

Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt, Chair of the International Competition Network

Tim Wu, Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy, United States National Economic Council

Q&A

D. Bruce Hoffman, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb

Peter Mucchetti, Partner, Clifford Chance

10:40-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Panel 1: Will Regulation Take the Antitrust Out of Antitrust (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Alan Ryan, Partner, Freshfields

PANELISTS: Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority; Olivier Guersent, Director General, European Commission; Eleanor Fox, Professor of Law, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law; Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt, Chair of the International Competition Network; Timothy J. Muris, Senior Counsel, Antitrust/Competition, Sidley Austin

12:20–12:40 p.m. Lunch Buffet

12:40–1:40 p.m. Lunch Panel: 20 Years of the ICN—We Were There at its Creation (1.0 CLE)

MODERATOR: Randy Tritell, Director Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission (invited)

PANELISTS: William E. Kovacic, Professor of Law and Policy, Professor of Law, Director Competition Law Center, George Washington Law; Barry E. Hawk, Founder, Fordham Competition Law Institute; Eleanor Fox, Professor of Law, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law; James F. Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker Botts; Joel Klein, Former AAG Antitrust Division; Chancellor, New York Department of Education

1:40–1:50 p.m. Break

1:50–3:10 p.m. Panel 2: “I’m Not Dead Yet:” Continued Policy and Analytical Challenges For Assessing Vertical Restraints—Foreclosure, Access and Even “Essential Facilities” (1.0 CLE)

MODERATOR: John Carroll, Partner, Sheppard Mullin (Washington D.C.)

PANELISTS: Koren Wong-Ervin, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop, Harkrider LLP; Scott Hemphill, Moses H. Grossman Professor of Law, New York University; Johannes Holzwarth, Policy Officer, DG Competition; Robert Klotz, Partner, Sheppard Mullin (Brussels); Dr. Serge Moresi, Vice-President, Charles River Associates; Gabriella Muscolo, Partner, Franzosi Dal Negro Setti, and Former Commissioner, Italian Competition Authority

3:10–3:20 p.m. Break

3:20–4:40 p.m. Panel 3: Navigating Global Mergers in a World of Disparate Policy and Enforcement: What are the Real Guidelines?

MODERATOR: Joshua Soven, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

PANELISTS: Isabelle de Silva, President, French Competition Authority; Daniel Francis, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer of Law, Harvard Law School; Noah Phillips, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; John Davies, Senior Advisor, Brunswick Group; Frederick Depoortere, Partner, Skadden Arps (Brussels)

4:40–4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

5:00–7:00 p.m. Reception

 

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 2: OCTOBER 1, 2021

*Speakers and Topics 

 

DAY 2: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021

8:00–8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:45–9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Keynotes

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

9:00–10:40 a.m. Keynote Remarks and Q&A

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission

Richard Powers, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Q&A

Renata Hesse, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Howard Shelanski, Partner, Davis Polk; Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

10:40–10:50 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Panel 1: Merger Efficiencies and the Road Ahead: Where Do Labor, Dynamic Efficiencies and the Public Interest Fit In? (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Calvin Goldman, Principal, Law Office of Calvin Goldman

PANELISTS: Andrew Finch, Partner, Paul Weiss; Frédéric Jenny, Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School and Chairman, OECD Competition Committee; Susan Ning, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons; John Oxenham, Director, Primerio (South Africa); Kirsten Webb, Partner, Clayton Utz

12:10–1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:30–2:50 p.m.  Panel 2: In-House Counsel Roundtable: Managing Compliance in a World of Dynamic Enforcement and Regulation (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: Karen Lent, Partner, Antitrust/Competition Skadden Arps

PANELISTS: Dina Kallay, Head of Antitrust (IPR, Americas & Asia-Pacific), Ericsson; Mary Jane Lee, Managing Director and General Counsel, Citigroup, Inc; Margo Miller, Global Legal Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev; Brian Savage, Senior Director Executive Counsel, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

2:50–3:00 p.m.  Break

3:00–4:20 p.m. Panel 3: Class Actions: An Emerging Global Divergence? (1.5 CLE)

MODERATOR: John Roberti, Partner, Allen & Overy

PANELISTS: Pinar Bagci, Principal, The Brattle Group (London); Scott Martin, Partner, Hausfeld; Jack Pace, Partner, White & Case, LLP; Ian Simmons, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

4:20–4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

James Keyte, FCLI Director and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

CLE Credit

CLE credits are approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for transitional and nontransitional professional practice credit, as detailed below.

  • Conference: maximum of credit hours TBD
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop: maximum of credit hours TBD

Registration 

General Attorneys and Professionals 

  • Conference, $600 in-person | $300 live broadcast
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop, $200 in-person | $100 live broadcast 
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop, $800 in-person | $400 live broadcast

Government Employees and Academics

  • Conference, $350 in-person | $150 live broadcast 
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop, $150 in-person | $75 live broadcast
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop, $600 in-person | $300 live broadcast

 

In-House Counsel, Newly Admitted Attorneys, Speakers, Sponsors and Current Law Students

  • Free

 

Contact Us

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023