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4th Chillin’Competition Conference- Rich Pepper, “Big Isn’t Always Better”

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Rich Pepper

Rich Pepper is clearly one of the lawyers on the rise in the competition law field and, more importantly, a very nice guy. He participated at our most recent conference, where he discussed the increase in the intensity and lenght of Commission investigations and in the volume of information assessed.

The video of Rich’s presentation is available here.

[Note: this is the eight post in a series featuring videos of the individual interventions that took place at the Chillin’Competition conference on 30 November 2018. For more videos, click here]

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

25 February 2019 at 4:49 pm

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4th Chillin’Competition Conference- Sarah Long,”Gender, competition policy and the GUDP (Grossly Undervalued Domestic Product)”

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Sarah Long did one of the most-talked-about interventions at the 4th Chillin’ conference, where she discussed “Gender, competition policy and the GUDP (Grossly Undervalued Domestic Product)”.

In the picture illustrating this post, she is presenting with a slide depicting Adam Smith. Sarah explained that every night his dinner was served by his mother, with whom Adam Smith lived until she died: “It was therefore thanks to Adam Smith’s mother, to her invisible hand, to her GUDP, that he was free to write his great works“.

The video of Sarah’s presentation is available here.

[Note: this is the seventh post in a series featuring videos of the individual interventions that took place at the Chillin’Competition conference on 30 November 2018. For more videos, click here]

 

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

30 January 2019 at 5:56 pm

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4th Chillin’Competition Conference (Catriona Hatton “Due Process in Antitrust”)

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Catriona Hatton,  who is also known as one of the nicest people in this field, spoke about due process in antitrust at the 4th Chillin’ conference.

The video of her presentation is available here.

[Note: this is the sixth post in a series featuring videos of the individual interventions that took place at the Chillin’Competition conference on 30 November 2018. For more videos, click here]

 

 

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

30 January 2019 at 11:35 am

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4th ChillinCompetition Conference (Denis Waelbroeck “What is a restriction of competition” & Andriani Kalintiri “The Burden of Proof”)

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We continue the serious of posts devoted to the TED@Chillin’Competition talls delivered at the 4th Chillin’Competition conference with the interventions of two of the people have had a greater influence on Pablo’s career (which should be a positive thing to say, I guess?) 😉

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-The video of Denis Waelbroecks clarifying intervention on the notion of restriction of competition is available here. Denis’s to-the-point presentation has the virtue of reminding us of cases that should never be forgotten, but that too often are.

The slides he used are available here: denis waelbroeck- what is a restriction

 

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-The video of Andriani Kalintiri ‘s quite unique presentation on “The Burden of Proof” is available here. While it is not evident to many people, the interpretation and application of this concept might well be single most important issue in competition law nowadays. And very few people understand it and explain it as neatly as Andriani. If this interests you, she has a book on the pipeline .

The slides she used are available here: andriani kalintiri-the burden of proof

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[Note: this is the fifth post in a series featuring videos of the individual interventions that took place at the Chillin’Competition conference on 30 November 2018. For more videos, click here]

 

 

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

25 January 2019 at 5:17 pm

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4th ChillinCompetition Conference (Robert O’Donoghue – “Coming To Our Senses: Object And Verticals”)

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Robert O’Donoghue’s discussed the notion of restriction by object in relation to vertical agreements at the 4th Chillin’ conference (a matter that we discussed on the blog here and here during 2018).

The video of his superb presentation is available here, and the slide deck he used, here.

[Note: this is the fourth post in a series featuring videos of the individual interventions that took place at the Chillin’Competition conference on 30 November 2018. For more videos, click here]

 

 

Written by Pablo Ibanez Colomo

27 December 2018 at 8:51 pm

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4th ChillinCompetition Conference (Johan Ysewyn “What is a cartel? A Conceptual Waterloo”)

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Johan Ysewyn’s spectacular intervention at the 4th Chillin’Competition conference featuring provoking ideas, ABBA songs and his own singing (no kidding) is available here.

[Note: this is the third post in a series featuring videos of the individual interventions that took place at the Chillin’Competition conference on 30 November 2018. For more videos, click here]

 

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

24 December 2018 at 9:30 am

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4th ChillinCompetition Conference (The Videos: Commissioner Vestager “Strenght in Diversity”)

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Commissioner Vestager’s intervention (3rd in a row, as she explains at the outset, and for which we are very grateful) is available here.

[Note: this is the third post in a series featuring videos of the individual interventions that took place at the Chillin’Competition conference on 30 November 2018. For more videos, click here]

 

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

21 December 2018 at 1:00 pm

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4th Chillin’Competition Conference (The Videos: Introduction and Highlights)

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Over the past few weeks many of you have asked whether there was any possibility to watch a recording from our conference or to have access to the materials presented. Well, now there is:

In the course of the Christmas period we will be publishing videos of all of TedTalks, most likely one a day. We will eventually publish other materials related to the panel discussions.

As a starter, here are:

Unfortunately, no material is capable of capturing the great, chilled, atmosphere. Thanks again to all those who made it possible. But even if you missed that, and the gifts, and the Syrian food, and the wine, we hope these materials may provide some compensation in the form of food for thought and laughs.

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

19 December 2018 at 5:07 pm

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4th Chillin’Competition Conference- Thank you!

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As is customary the day before our conference, we would like to express our gratitude to the conference sponsors. Their support is what enables us to offer this conference for free (and the food, and the drinks, and the gifts…)

A big thank you to all of them!

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Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

19 November 2018 at 12:05 pm

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4th Chillin’Competition Conference (20 November 2018) – The Programme

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We are exactly two months away from the annual Chillin’Competition conference. This time it will be bigger and better than ever.

  • The conference (with thanks to the IEE) will take place at the Auditorium of the ULB (Salle Dupréel, Avenue Jeanne 44, Brussels); it will kick off at 9.15 am.
  • Registrations will open on Friday 19 October at 10 am Brussels time via a link that will be made available on the blog. As you know, in the past three years all tickets were gone within just a few minutes, so hurry up!
  • If you are travelling over 1,000 km and need to plan in advance, drop us a line and we will secure you a spot in exchange for the effort;
  • The conference will be free thanks to the sponsors that make the multi-sided business model possible. If your organization would like to contribute as a sponsor, please drop us a line;
  • Last year we gave out one of these mugs to all attendees. This time we will try to top that. 
  • Here is the programme:

THE CHILLIN’COMPETITION CONFERENCE 2018

Opening Introductory remarks featuring some substance but mostly bad jokes

Alfonso Lamadrid (Garrigues and Chillin’Competition)

Panel 1: Competition law in its economic and political context

Isabelle de Silva (Autorité de la Concurrence)
John Fingleton (Fingleton Associates)
Luis Garicano (IE Business School)
Philip Marsden (CMA and College of Europe)
Tommaso Valletti (European Commission)

Moderator: Lewis Crofts (MLex)

Keynote Speech by Commissioner Margrethe Vestager

Panel 2: And so what? Procedural violations in EU Competition Law

Jérémie Jourdan (White & Case)
Stephen Kinsella (Sidley)
Jenny Leahy (Freshfields)
Jürgen Schindler (Allen & Overy)
Wouter Wils (European Commission and King’s College London)

Moderator: Kyriakos Fountoukakos (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Syrian Lunch 

Panel 3: Market Power Revisited
Avantika Chowdhury (Oxera)
Eliana Garcés (The Brattle Group)
Bojana Ignjatovic (RBB Economics)
Oliver Latham (CRA)

Kirsten Edwards-Warren (Compass Lexecon)

Moderator: Alexandre de Streel (Université de Namur)

Ted@Chillin’Competition (“Concepts”)

Christian Ahlborn (Linklaters)
Peter Alexiadis (Gibson Dunn)
Fiona Carlin (Baker McKenzie)
Pablo Ibáñez (LSE and Chillin’Competition)
Andriani Kalintri (City Law School)
Catriona Hatton (Baker Botts)
Sarah Long (EUCLID Law)
Robert O’Donoghue QC (Brick Court Chambers)
Rich Pepper (Cleary Gottlieb)
Randy Picker (University of Chicago) Denis Waelbroeck (Ashurst and Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Johan Ysewyn (Covington)

Drinks

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

20 September 2018 at 12:14 pm

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