Day 4 - Workshop on the concepts of Vertical Agreement and the abuse of dominance

Workshop on the concepts of Vertical Agreement and the abuse of dominance
23 October 2014, Chengdu, Sichuan province
Yinxiu Shangting Hotel, No. 1 Xiang Nan Road, Qingcheng, Dujiangyan
Agenda

08:30- 09:00

Registration

09:00-09:15

Opening remarks
Ms REN Airong, Director-General of Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R. China
Mr Torben TOFT, Principal Administrator (International Relations, A-5), Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels
Mr HONG Bo, Deputy Director-General of Sichuan Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R.China

Moderator: Ms Hilary JENNINGS, Special Adviser on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

Part I- Vertical agreements

09:15-11:00

Session I – Concept and application of Vertical Agreement under EU Law
Overview:

  • In practice what types of vertical agreements are dealt solely under Article 101 TFEU?
  • In practice what types of vertical agreements are dealt solely under Article 102 TFEU?
  • In practice what types of vertical agreements are dealt with under both Articles 101 and 102 TFEU? What are the fundamental differences in the analysis of vertical agreements under Article 101 TFEU and Article 102 TFEU?
  • EU Guidelines on Vertical Restraints (2010)
  • Block Exemption Regulation (2010) (Commission Regulation No 330/2010)

9:15 – 10:15 Presentation by: Mr Lukas REPA, Deputy Head of Unit, Antitrust Enforcement Unit, Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00 Discussion with Ms Mariana TAVARES, Head of Cabinet of the President, Portuguese Competition Authority and Mr Renato FERRANDI, Senior Officer in the International Affairs Unit, Italian Competition Authority

11:00-11:45

Q&A Session

11:45-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:10

Session II- Concept of vertical agreement under the AML
Overview: The concepts and regulations of vertical agreement under the AML in China
Presentation by Professor XU Guangyao, Nankai University

14:10-16:00

Session III- Vertical agreement case studies

  • a case under Article 101 TFEU
  • a case under Article 102 TFEU

Presentations by:

  • Ms Mariana TAVARES, Portuguese Competition Authority
  • Mr Lukas REPA, DG Competition

16:00 – 16:30

Q&A Session

[Simultaneous interpretation both from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]