Seminar on quantification of harm and parental liability for anti-monopoly infringements

Seminar on quantification of harm and parental liability for anti-monopoly infringements
16 March 2016
Venue: Tangla Hotel, Peridot Room, No.19 Fuxingmenwai Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing
Agenda


08:45-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:15

Opening Remarks (tbc)
LU Wanli, Deputy Director General, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R. China
Torben Toft, Principal Administrator, European Commission from Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

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

09:15-12:30

(tea break decided by moderator depending on progress of the discussion)

Session I – Quantification of harm in competition cases
Overview:

  • Why quantify harm in competition cases
  • Dealing with the challenges of accurately measuring harm in competition cases (cartel conduct and unilateral conduct cases)
  • Guidance on process: confidential guidance; application and steps; forms of application (oral and written); use of marker system; timing; co-ordination with foreign authorities
  • Methodologies, including information (e.g. case-specific industry studies), gathering data and presumptions used to quantify harm
  • Decision to grant / deny / withdraw application and communication with applicant
  • The relationship between quantification of harm and quantifying appropriate level of fines

9:15-10:15 Presentations by:

10:15 – 11:25 Discussion and commentary by:

  • Mr QI Shuanglin, Official, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, SAIC (30 minutes including time for consecutive interpretation)
  • Mr Stephan SIMON, Senior Expert for Mergers, Services Industries Directorate, DG COMP (40 minutes including time for consecutive interpretation)

11:25-12:00 Q&A Session and discussion with all speakers and experts

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-16:45

(tea break decided by moderator depending on progress of the discussion)

Session II – Affiliated enterprises / subsidiaries in anti-monopoly cases: liability of parents and subsidiaries
Overview:

  • The application of the single economic entity doctrine in practice
  • Agency agreements – what about in relation to online platforms?
  • Parental liability for subsidiaries’ antitrust infringements
  • Liability of subsidiaries in abuse of dominance cases

13:30-14:30 Presentation by:

10:15 – 11:25 Discussion and commentary by:

  • Mr ZHAO Yiqin, Director, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, SAIC (30 minutes including time for consecutive interpretation)
  • Ms Tânia CARDOSO SIMÕES, Senior Legal Adviser, Portuguese Competition Authority (30 minutes including time for consecutive interpretation)

15:15 – 15:30 tea break

15:50-16:30 Q&A Session and discussion with all speakers and experts

16:30-16:45

Closing remarks

Mr ZHAO Guobin, Director, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R. China

[Consecutive interpretation from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided]
Please note that speaking times must include time for interpretation.