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Competition Law Institute

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

We hope that the entire antitrust community is healthy and safe.  For 47 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. Given New York City’s challenging position in this crisis, Fordham recently decided that it will not be hosting any in-person conferences through the end of 2020.

The good news, however, we at the Fordham Competition Law Institute—with the generous cooperation and help of our speakers, sponsors and supporters around the world—will be moving this year’s conference online. The dates have been settled for October 7-9 and the program will remain the same, just more accessible!  As you will see from the program details below, our virtual conference will have four global enforcement leaders as keynote speakers, excellent panels on the latest and most pressing topics as well as networking events. We also plan to use this virtual opportunity for different formats, more ways to interact with speakers and panelists and to facilitate cutting edge networking opportunities for our sponsors and those attending virtually.

Again, please stay safe and healthy, and we hope to see you all—virtually—in October.

 

Sincerely,

 

James Keyte

Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute


47th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law
and Policy and Antitrust Economics Workshops

Antitrust Economics Workshops + Networking Session with Heads of Authority

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

1. The workshops feature economic experts and leading antitrust practitioners speaking on key topics and include a networking luncheon.

Workshop 1: Sponsored by Edgeworth Economics
Workshop 2: Sponsored by The Brattle Group

2. An opportunity to interact virtually with various Heads of Authority from around the globe.

Conference

Thursday – Friday, October 8-9, 2020

 

Join antitrust agency heads, senior officials from antitrust authorities, leading attorneys from law firms and in-house legal departments, academics, and students of competition law from around the globe for one of the premier international conferences in antitrust law and policy. This year's panel discussions will address nascent acquisitions and other merger issues; tech, big data and privacy; and in-house issues arising in a pandemic environment.  There also will be a number of virtual networking events with speakers as well.
 

Keynote speakers include:
-Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President, A Europe Fit for a Digital Age, Competition Commissioner
-Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
-Joseph J. Simons, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
-Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority

Panel Topics include:
-Tech, Platform and Privacy – What the Future Holds
-Merger Issues – A Global Perspective
-In-House Counsel Roundtable: Competition and Other Issues in a Pandemic Environment

 

*Schedule, topics and speakers are subject to change


ANTITRUST ECONOMICS WORKSHOP: OCTOBER 7, 2020

Agenda

Antitrust Economics Workshop
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

8 – 8:45 a.m. | Speakers and Sponsors Welcome Breakfast/Lunch

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

9 a.m. | Workshops Begin

Heads of Authority (9 – 11 a.m.)
Antitrust Economics Workshop #1 (9 – 10:45 a.m.)
sponsored by Edgeworth Economics 

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Heads of Authority Breakout Q&A Sessions (TBD)

12 – 1:45 p.m. | Antitrust Economics Workshop #2
sponsored by The Brattle Group

2 – 3 p.m. | Sponsors Networking Events 

 

*Subjects and speakers subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 1: OCTOBER 8, 2020

Agenda

47th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy - Day 1
Thursday, October 8, 2020

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. | Introductory Remarks

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

8:30 – 9:50 a.m. | Keynote Remarks

Margrethe Vestager
Executive Vice President, A Europe Fit for a Digital Age, Competition Commissioner
Makan Delrahim
Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Panel Discussion  
Howard Shelanski
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Michele Davis
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

9:50 – 10 a.m. | Break

10 – 11:20 a.m. | Panel 1: Tech, Platforms and Privacy – What the Future Holds

Andreas Mundt
President, Bundeskartellamt
Sean Royall
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Rod Sims
Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Koren Wong-Ervin
Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Moderator
Renata Hesse
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

11:20 – 11:30 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. | Panel 2: Merger Issues – A Global Perspective 

Isabelle de Silva
President, Autorité de la Concurrence
Daniel Francis
Deputy Director Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
D. Bruce Hoffman
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Axel Schulz
Partner, White & Case LLP

Moderator
Josh Soven
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

12:50 – 1 p.m. | Break

1 – 1:45 p.m. | Plenary Networking Event and Fireside Chat

William Kovacic
Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, The George Washington University Law School; Non-Executive Director, UK Competition and Markets Authority
Barry E. Hawk
Founder, Fordham Competition Law Institute; Senior Counsel, Concurrences 

Moderator
James Keyte
Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group;  Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

2 – 3 p.m. | Sponsors Networking Event

 

*Subjects and speakers subject to change

FCLI CONFERENCE DAY 2: OCTOBER 9, 2020

Agenda

47th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy - Day 2
Friday, October 9, 2020

 

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. | Introductory Remarks
James Keyte
Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group; Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School

8:30 – 9:50 a.m. | Keynote Remarks
Joseph J. Simons
Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Andrea Coscelli
Chief Executive, U.K. Competition and Markets Authority

Panel Discussion
Antonio Bavasso
Partner and co-head Antitrust, Allen and Overy LLP
Sharis Pozen
Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

9:50 – 10 a.m. | Break

10 – 10:45 a.m. | Plenary Networking Event

Frédéric Jenny
Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School and Chairman, 
OECD Competition Committee
Terrell McSweeny
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Moderator
James Keyte
Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group; Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School

10:45 – 11 a.m. | Break

11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | Panel 3: In-House Counsel Roundtable: Competition and Other Issues in a Pandemic Environment

Panelists: TBD
Moderator

Karen Lent
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

12:20 – 12:30 p.m. | Break

12:30 – 12:40 p.m. | Closing Remarks
James Keyte
Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group; Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School
 

*Subjects 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 8.5 credit hours
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop: maximum of 4.0 credit hours

Registration 

General Attorneys and Professionals 

  • Conference only: $300
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop only: $175
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop: $400

Government Employees and Academics

  • Conference only: $150
  • Antitrust Economics Workshop only: $75
  • Combo -- Conference + Economics Workshop: $200

 

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

  • Free

 

Contact Us

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