Workshop on Disguised Cartels and Collective Dominance in Competition Policy - Day 2

Workshop on Disguised Cartels and Collective Dominance in Competition Policy
Kunming Dian Chi Spring Spa Resort
NO.1290 Dian Chi Road, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

Agenda
22 October 2013


08:30-09:00
09:00-09:20

Registration
Opening remarks
Ms LIU Ye, Deputy Director General of Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R.China
Ms Blanca RODRIGUEZ-GALINDO, Head of Unit of International Relations (A-5) (former Head of Unit for Regional Aid), Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission

Moderator: Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

09:20-10:05

 

 

Session I - DISGUISED CARTELS
Speech: Joint Ventures
Competition concerns with collaboration by competitors through joint ventures; EU enforcement practice under Article 101 TFEU and EU Merger Regulation
Presented by: Dr Frank MONTAG, Partner, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Brussels

10:05-10:50

Speech: Industry Restructuring (“Crisis Cartel”)
Rationale for applying competition law to collaborations by competitors to restruct their industry; Role of governments in supporting industry restructuring; Application of EU competition law (Article 101 TFEU) and EU national competition laws; Conditions to rely successfully on defense under Article 101(3) TFEU; BIDS case
Presented by: Ms Victoria BALAGUER, Senior Case Officer, Monopolies Division, Competition Authority (Ireland)

10:50-11:10

Tea Break

11:10-11:55

Roundtable Discussion

Discussants: Mr ZHAO Guobin, Director of Enforcement Division, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R.China
Ms Maria-Elena DESPOTT, Mergers Case Support and Policy (A-2), DG Competition, European Commission
Ms Victoria BALAGUER , Competition Authority (Ireland)
Dr Frank MONTAG, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Mr HAN Wei, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

11:55-12:25

Q & A Session

12:25-13:55

Lunch

Moderator: Dr Stanley WONG, Special Advisor on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

 

13:55-14:40

 

Session II - COLLECTIVE DOMINANCE, ARTICLE 102 TFEU
Speech: Collective Dominance in EU Competition Law in Theory and Practice
Theory of harm for collective abuse of dominance; Challenges in enforcement against collective dominance; Current EU enforcement
Presented by: Dr Frank MONTAG, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

14:40-15:00

Speech: Collective Dominance under AML
Key issues for enforcement; current enforcement practice and experience
Presented by: Professor HUANG Yong, Director, Competition Law Centre, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)

15:00-15:20

Tea Break

15:20-16:05

Roundtable Discussion

Discussants: Ms YANG Jie, Director of Anti-Monopoly Legislative Affairs Division, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R.China
Mr Torben TOFT, DG Competition, European Commission
Dr Frank MONTAG, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Professor HUANG Yong, UIBE

16:05-16:50

Q & A Session