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10th Anniversary Merger Conference

18th October 2012

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Session 1 - Inputs versus Outcomes: does more analysis necessarily mean better results?

  • Coordinated effects cases: lowering the bar or one per decade
  • Are airline cases different?
  • Parallel mergers and multi-jurisdictional complexity
  • Current developments and issues from recent EU, US and UK cases

Session 2 - Mergers of Manufacturer Brands and a Perspective on Price Pressure Tests

  • Closeness of competition between brands
  • Competition from private label products
  • Retailer buyer power
  • Inferences drawn from consumer level data about manufacturer level mergers
  • Price pressure tests: which measure is best and when should they be used?

Session 3 - Back to the Future: Reflections on the Last Decade and Predictions for the Next

  • A look back on the signature cases and developments since 2001
  • divergence and convergence then and now
  • will BRIC v North Atlantic create new GE/Honeywell's?

Confirmed speakers include:
Simon Bishop
, RBB Economics
Goetz Drauz, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Amelia Fletcher, Office of Fair Trading
F. Enrique Gonzalez-Diaz, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Julia Holtz, Google
Jonas Koponen, Linklaters LLP
Szabolcs Lorincz, Chief Economists Team, European Commission
Adrian Luebbert, DG-Competition, European Commission
Adrian Majumdar, RBB Economics
Philip Marsden, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Sheldon Mills, Office of Fair Trading
Simon Pritchard, Allen & Overy
Paula Riedel, Linklaters LLP
Gregory Werden, US Department of Justice

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5.5 CPD Hours will be available for this conference

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