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Chillin’Competition Conference- The Final Programme

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After a few years announcing a conference to come, here we are, roughly one month away from it. Here is the programme and the registration info:

Registrations open on Monday 19 October via a link that we will publish on the blog at 10 am (Brussels time). Please note that there will be limited seats and that some are reserved for our sponsors (listed again at the end of the programme); registration will work on a first-come-first-served basis.

Below you will find the programme of the conference. We are quite proud of how it looks and very grateful to all speakers. Since time is limited, we could not invite everyone we would have liked to, including some friends; our invitation policy was based on preference for established names with interesting things to say and who had somehow interacted, recommended, participated or appeared on the blog. We will soon announce other future events with new names.


Chillin’Competition Conference

19 November 2015, Rue Ravenstein 4, Brussels


9.15- 9.45: Coffee and registration
9.45: Six years of Chillin’Competition 

10.00-11.30: “Letters or Cards” – Object and Effect in Articles 101 and 102 TFEU

10.00-10.20: AG Nils Wahl
10.20-11.30:Panel presentations with Christian Ahlborn (Linklaters), Eric Gippini (Legal Service, European Commission), Heike Schweitzer (Freie Universität Berlin) and Johan Ysewyn (Covington)                              Chair: Pablo Ibáñez

11.30-13.00: An Emerging Competition Law for a New Economy?

11.30-11.50: Kevin Coates (DG Comp, European Commission)
11:50-13:00:Panel presentations with Maurits Dolmans (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton), Stephen Kinsella (Sidley Austin), Lars Kjolbye (Latham&Watkins) and Bo Vesterdorf (Herbert Smith Freehills)                Chair: Alfonso Lamadrid

13.00-14.15: Lunch break

14.15-15.45: Institutional and Procedural Developments – Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns

14.15-14.35: Wouter Wils (Hearing Officer, European Commission and King’s College)
14.35-15.45:Panel presentations with Luis Ortiz Blanco (Garrigues and College of Europe), Mercedes Pedraz (Audiencia Nacional/Spanish Court of Appeal), Barry Rodger (University of Strathclyde) and Eddy de Smijter (DG Comp, European Commission)                                                                                                  Chair: Alfonso Lamadrid

15.45-17.15: Competition Law and Intellectual Property – A New Balance?

15.45-16.05: Nicholas Banasevic (DG Comp, European Commission)
16.05-17.15:Panel presentations with Peter Alexiadis (Gibson Dunn and King’s College), James Killick (White & Case), Alvaro Ramos (Cisco Systems) and Miguel Rato (Shearman & Sterling                                                Chair: Nicolas Petit
17.15-17.30: Coffee Beer break

17.30-19.00: State Aid – Into Uncharted Territory

17.30-19.00:Panel presentations with Andrea Biondi (King’s College), José Luis Buendía (Garrigues and King’s College), Jacques Derenne (Sheppard Mullin), Conor Quigley QC (Serle Court) and Elisabetta Righini (Latham & Watkins and King’s College)                                                                                                                               Chair: Pablo Ibáñez

19.00: Chill out time

Sponsors: AB Inbev Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonComputer and Communications Industry AssociationCovingtonGarriguesGibson Dunn, Hart PublishingHerbert Smith Freehills, Latham & WatkinsLinklaters, Mason Hayes & Curran, Sheppard Mullin, and White & Case

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

14 October 2015 at 6:12 pm

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  1. very nice programme alfonso


    15 October 2015 at 10:34 am

  2. An excellent programme and reporters/discussers schedule. Congratulations!!!

    I hope you can find a way to get the presentations, summaries or mp3/4 format; everything available to get some improve for who cannot be with you “in corpore”, but, of course, in soul.

    Congratulations again.


    16 October 2015 at 8:46 am

  3. Thanks for the schedule Alfonso! Just to check, I recently registered to the conference via Eventbrite so I would not have to do it again tomorrow, right?


    18 October 2015 at 8:54 am

    • Hi! Not really. A number of you have found -I don’t know how!- the “beta” registration site. We preferred everyone to have access to it at the same time, but since they are already done, those registrations are valid for us. Only please don’t circulate the link before tomorrow. Thanks a lot for the interest!

      Alfonso Lamadrid

      18 October 2015 at 10:09 am

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