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Competition Policy Conference




9.00 – 9.10  Welcome and introduction

Dr Bertold Bär-Bouyssière, Co-Chair, AmCham EU Competition Policy Committee and Partner, DLA Piper


9.10 - 9.30 Opening address: Disruption and Antitrust

Bruce Hoffman, Acting Director, Bureau of Competition, US Federal Trade Commission


9.30 – 10.30  Panel 1:  Innovation in EU Merger Control

Daniele Calisti, Case Manager, Markets and Cases IV: Basic Industries, Manufacturing and Agriculture, DG COMP, European Commission

Frederic Depoortere, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Kaarli Eichhorn, Global Executive Counsel, General Electric (GE)

Kristina Nordlander, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Moderated by: Tomas Nilsson, Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP


10.30-11.30 Panel 2: Cooperation and Information Exchange : Innovating in a Connected World

Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Startups and Innovation, DG CONNECT; Co-Chair, FinTech Task Force, European Commission

Aleko Bodganov, Case handler, Antitrust case support and policy, DG COMP, European Commission

Lars Kjolbye, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Jörn Eickhoff, Senior Competition Counsel, Siemens and Chair, Competition Working Group, BusinessEurope

Moderated by: Thomas Wilson, Principal Associate, Antitrust, competition and trade, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


11.30-11.45 Coffee break




11.45 - 12.45 Panel 3: Algorithms and Big Data: Two Sides, but of What Coin?

Antonio Capobianco, Senior Expert in Competition Law, OECD

Sebastian Wismer, Case Officer, General Policy Division, Bundeskartellamt 

Carel Maske, Vice-Chair of AmCham EU Competition Policy Committee and Senior Attorney, Microsoft 

Cristina Caffarra, Vice-President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates

Moderated by: Jay Modrall, Co-Chair of AmCham EU Competition Policy Committee and Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP


12.45 - 14.00 Keynote address and light lunch

Johannes Laitenberger

Director-General, Competition, European Commission 


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