International Mergers Conference #1 Reconciling efficiencies and public policy objectives

1st Webinar of the 2nd « International Mergers Conference » organised by Concurrences and University College London, in partnership with Analysis Group and Shearman & Sterling. Introductory remarks by Deni Mantzari (Associate Professor, Acting Director - CLES, University College London). Panel with Sara Ashall (Counsel, Shearman & Sterling), Ioannis Lianos (President, Hellenic Competition Commission | Professor - on leave, University College London), Julian Nowag (Associate Professor, Lund University | Lecturer, Oxford University), Martijn Snoep (Chairman, The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets), Joshua White (Vice President, Analysis Group).

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Deni Mantzari explained that last year’s conference took place against the backdrop of an increasingly protectionist political rhetoric that was reflected in legislative initiatives, such as national security concerns and foreign direct investment. In the meantime, Covid-19 has reached Europe’s doorstep and its consequences are reflected in some of this year’s themes.

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  • University College London
  • Lund University
  • Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (The Hague)
  • Analysis Group (London)
  • University College London
  • DG COMP (Brussels)