Workshop on identifying anti-competitive behaviours in markets

Workshop on identifying anti-competitive behaviours in markets

21 October 2015
No.301, Zhao Jia Bang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Agenda


08:30-09:00

Registration

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

09:00-12:30

Session I: Co-ordination and information exchange
Overview:

  • When is information exchange pro-competitive?
  • What constitutes illicit information exchange?
  • The legal and economic perspectives
  • What steps have regulators taken to reduce the risk of horizontal co-ordination?

09:00 – 10:00 Presentation by Laure Dosogne-Varaire, Case handler, French Competition Authority
10:00 – 10:30 Commentary by Georgina Lake, Assistant Project Director, UK CMA; Simon Vande Walle, DG Competition, European Commission
10:30 – 10:40 tea break
10:40 – 11:20 Presentation by SU Yu, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, SAIC
11:20 – 12:30 Q&A

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-17:00

Session II: Hub and spoke agreements
Overview:

  • Atypical cartels: how do hub and spoke agreements differ from cartels?
  • Test for establishing hub and spoke agreement
  • Should they be investigated as a by object / per se agreement?
  • Do they require special consideration by competition enforcers?

14:00 – 15:00 Presentation by Georgina Lake, Assistant Project Director, UK CMA
15:00 – 15:20 tea break
15:20 – 16:00 Commentary by Director ZHAO Guobin, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, SAIC
16:00 – 16:50 Q&A

16:50- 17:00

Closing Remarks

[Consecutive interpretation from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]