Day 2: Roundtable to discuss pre-notification consultations; inter-departmental consultations on mergers; procedural rules and case handling

Day 2: Roundtable to discuss pre-notification consultations; inter-departmental
consultations on mergers; procedural rules and case handling

Date 25 October 2016
Venue: Hilton Haikou Meilan
Agenda

Moderator: Ms Hilary JENNINGS, Special Adviser on Competition Policy, EU-China Competition Co-operation

09:00-11:30

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

Session III: Pre-Notification Consultations
Overview:

  • Process of pre-notification consultations
  • Benefits and challenges
  • Streamlining and making pre-notification more time-efficient
  • Connected transactions

Presentations by

Discussion and commentary by

  • Mr Jean-Christophe MAUGER, Case Handler, Mergers, Unit E4, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels [20 minutes commentary, including translation time]
Q&A Session with all speakers and experts

11:30- 13:00

Lunch

13:30-14:40

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

Session IV– The Merger Review Process, Competition Policy and Interactions with Other Government Departments
Overview

  • Procedure for inter-departmental consultations with other Directorates/ Ministries
  • Interactions / consultations between national competition agencies and their sector regulators
  • Procedure for consultations between DG Competition and Member States

Presentations by

Roundtable discussion and Q&A session with all speakers and experts

14:40 – 14:50 Break
**CLOSED DOOR SESSIONS**
With no interpretation

14:50 – 15:45

Session V: Procedural Rules and Case Handling
Overview

  • Co-ordination processes
  • Applicable procedural frameworks

Presentations by

Roundtable discussion and Q&A session with all speakers and experts
15:45 – 16:00

Closing remarks
Mr HAN Chunlin, Deputy Director General, Anti-Monopoly Bureau, MOFCOM

Mr Torben TOFT, Principal Administrator, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

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