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Nordic Antitrust Seminar 2016

Legal and economic issues arising from recent EU and national antitrust developments

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9.30 am - 2.00 pm
Hotel Kämp, Pohjoisesplanadi 29, 00100 Helsinki 

We would like to welcome you to the Nordic antitrust event of the year. The three sessions focus on current topics from merger control to damages claims. Our expert panelists are Europe's leading lawyers and economists, including top officials from the European Commission and national competition authorities. 

Program details: 

9.30 - 9.45 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9.45 - 10.45 am Session 1 - Merger Control
How will the role of economic evidence develop? Should an authority have the right to demand a notification for weighty reasons? When are behavioural commitments acceptable? We examine merger control issues from the perspective of officials, economists and lawyers. 

Carles Esteva Mosso, Deputy Director-General Mergers, EC
Arvid Fredenberg, Chief Economist, Swedish Competition Authority
Dr. Andrea Lofaro, Partner, RBB Economics
Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Leena Lindberg, Partner, Krogerus

10.45 - 11.45 am Session 2 - Antitrust
Where is the boundary between legal price announcements and unlawful signalling? How easy is it to recognise a serious competition restriction? Are there any safe rebates for a company in a dominant market position? We explore issues and draw lessons from past and current cases.

Kirsi Leivo, Director, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority
Ulla Bono, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Ahlstrom Corporation 
Robbert Snelders, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Katri Joenpolvi, Partner, Krogerus

11.45 am - 12.00 pm Coffee break

12.00 - 1.00 pm Session 3 - Cartels and private enforcement
What impact will the new Damages Directive have on national law? Will collective redress rise in the Nordics? How much time is acceptable for a damages case to last? We take a look at developments in cartels and private enforcement in Finland and the rest of Europe. 

Jukka Hakkila, Group General Counsel, Deputy CEO, Kemira
Robin Noble, Partner, Oxera Consulting
Antoine Winckler, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 
Simo Autio, Senior Associate, Krogerus

1.00 pm Lunch