E.CA Competition Law & Economics Expert Forum

5th E.CA Expert Forum

31 May 2017 in Brussels

This conference offers insights into recent developments in competition law and economics with a special focus on market definition for merger and antitrust purposes. This year, the EU Notice on Market Definition marks its 20th anniversary. We will take this opportunity to review some of the “classic” methods and issues related to market definition and look ahead at new questions arising in the era of fast-moving digital markets and two-sided platforms.

The preliminary programme is available here

Keynote address: Tommaso Valletti, Chief Economist, DG Competition

Panellists include:

·         Gregory Crawford, Professor, University of Zurich and CEPR

·         Thomas Deisenhofer, DG Competition

·         Joseph Farrell, Professor, University of California (Berkeley) and Partner, Bates White

·         Nelson Jung, Partner, Clifford Chance

·         Arno Rasek, Chief Economist, Bundeskartellamt

·         Gerwin van Gerven, Partner, Linklaters

·         Frank Verboven, Professor, KU Leuven

Location and Schedule

Le Châtelain Brussels Boutique Hotel

Rue du Châtelain 17

1000 Brussels - Belgium

Registration and Coffee

14.00-14.30

Keynote Address and Panel Sessions

14:30–18:20

Reception

18:20–19:30

Please note that there is no registration fee, but registration is required for organisational reasons. For registration, please send your full contact details to ExpertForum2017@e-ca.com.

Accommodation can be reserved at a special conference rate at Le Châtelain Brussels Boutique Hotel until 1 May 2017. Please enter your code “ECA17”. The reservation form is also available here.