London

1st International Mergers Conference

1st edition of International Mergers Conference organised by Concurrences and University College London, in partnership with Analysis Group, Cleary Gottlieb, Compass Lexecon, Cornerstone Research, Intesa Sanpaolo, NERA Economic Consulting, Oxera, Qualcomm, Shearman & Sterling, Skadden, Slaughter and May (Panel Sponsors) and MLex and PaRR (Media Sponsors).

PROGRAM

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Deni Mantzari

Against a backdrop of increasingly protectionist political rhetoric, there has been renewed interest in recent years in the ability of governments to intervene in the merger control process to protect national interests. Depending on the applicable legal framework, this has concerned both the ability of merger control regimes to take into account wider public interests, and the establishment and use of separate foreign direct investment (“FDI”) screening mechanisms.

But also, merger control is not immune to the challenges of digital markets: from data mergers and killer acquisitions to broader discussions on the role of innovation considerations in merger control, the digitalisation of our economy has shed new light on established doctrines and has put into question the procedural and substantive framework governing merger control.

OPENING DISCUSSION - NEW CHALLENGES FOR COMPETITION LAW: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: BREXIT, FDI, PUBLIC INTEREST...

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Speakers

  • University College London
  • ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
  • University of Oxford
  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
  • UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)
  • Oxera (Oxford)
  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • King’s College (London)
  • Ofcom (London)
  • Compass Lexecon (Düsseldorf)
  • Slaughter and May (London)
  • Georgetown University (Washington D.C.)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • University of East Anglia (Norwich)
  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (Geneva)
  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
  • Analysis Group (London)
  • Queen Mary University (London)
  • Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)
  • Lloyds Banking (London)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo (Milan)
  • Qualcomm (San Diego)
  • ZX Ventures (London)
  • NERA (London)
  • University of Oxford
  • University College London
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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