SAIC: EU-China Workshop on Abuse of Dominance

3 June 2011, Tangla Hotel (19 Fuxingmen Dajie) Beijing

09:00 - 09:30: Registration
09:30 - 09:40: Opening remark - Jiang Tianbo, Deputy Director General of Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce
09:40 - 09:50: Opening remark - Kris Dekeyser, Head of Unit, Cartels Settlement, Directorate-General of Competition for the European Commission
Moderator: Yang Jie, Director of Division, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce
09:50 - 10:20: Abuse of Dominance and ICT companies (Dr Stanley Wong)
10:20 - 10:40: Coffee & Networking
Moderator: Dr Stanley Wong, Special Advisor on Competition Policy file, EUCTP II (former Member & Director, Mergers and Monopolies Divisions, Irish Competition Authority)
10:40 - 11:40: EU cases on Microsoft, Qualcomm and Intel (Jose-Maria Carpi-Badia, DG Competition)
11:40 - 12:00: Q&A
12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
Moderator: Dr Stanley Wong, Special Advisor on Competition Policy file, EUCTP II (former Member & Director, Mergers and Monopolies Divisions, Irish Competition Authority)
13:30 - 14:20:

Presentation on Microsoft and Qualcomm cases (Ninette Dodoo, Clifford Chance LLP)

14:20 - 14:40: Q&A
14:40 - 15:00: Coffee & Networking
15:00 - 15:40: Intel case (Frank Schoneveld, McDermott, Will & Emery)
15:40 –16:00: Q&A
16:00 – 17:00: Roundtable discussions
Moderator: Dr Stanley Wong, Special Advisor on Competition Policy file, EUCTP II (former Member & Director, Mergers and Monopolies Divisions, Irish Competition Authority)
Discussants: Mr José María Carpi-Badía, Case Manager, DG Competition
Ninette Dodoo, Counsel - Head of Antitrust, China Clifford Chance LLP
Frank Schoneveld, Partner - McDermott, Will & Emery / Belgium
Dr Li Huiying, Head of Competition Policy Team, Electronic Intellectual Property Center, MIIT
Moderator: Yang Jie, Director of Division, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce
17:00: Close

NDRC: Seminar on Cases - session 3

1 June 2011 14:00 – 18:00, Tangla Hotel (19 Fuxingmen Dajie) Beijing

14:00 - 14:

Registration

Moderator: Zhi Shengmin, Director of Price Supervision, National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC

14:20 – 14:40: Dr Stanley Wong, Special Advisor on Competition Policy file, EUCTP II (former Member & Director, Mergers and Monopolies Divisions, Irish Competition Authority)
14:40 – 15:30:

Workshop: Spanish ‘Hair care’ case
Carlos Pascual Pons, former Director General for Competition, Spanish Antitrust Agency

15:30 – 16:00: Q&A
16:00 – 16:30: Coffee & Networking
16:30 – 17:15:

Workshop: EU ‘Detergent’ case
Kris Dekeyser, Head of Unit, Cartels Settlement, DG Competition, European Commission

17:15 – 18:00: Q&A
18:00: Close

NDRC: Workshop on Price-fixing - session 2

2 June 2011 09:00 – 17:15, Tangla Hotel (19 Fuxingmen Dajie) Beijing

Moderator: Dr Stanley Wong, Special Advisor on Competition Policy file, EUCTP II (former Member & Director, Mergers and Monopolies Divisions, Irish Competition Authority)
Discussants:
  • Mr Gerald FitzGerald, Member & Director Cartels Division, Irish Competition Authority
  • Mr Kris Dekeyser, Head of Unit, Cartels Settlement, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Ms Sabine Zigelski, Senior Case Handler, Bundeskartellamt, Germany
  • Mr Dimitrios Loukas, Commissioner, Hellenic Competition Authority (on leave from DG Competition)
08:30 – 09:00: Registration
09:00 – 09:45: Cooperation among competitors
*Roundtable Discussions
09:45 – 10:30: Prioritisation of Enforcement against Cartel Behaviour
*Roundtable Discussions
10:30 – 11:00: Coffee & Networking
11:00 – 11:45:

Techniques for Detecting Cartel Behaviour
*Presentation on Leniency:  Gerald FitzGerald (Irish Competition Authority)
**Roundtable Discussions

11:45 – 12:30:

Investigative Techniques
*Presentation on Dawn Raids: Sabine Zigelski (Bundeskartellamt - German Competition Authority
**Roundtable Discussions

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 14:45:

Special Topic:  Public Procurement
*Presentation on Public Procurement: Dimitrios Loukas (Greek Competition Authority)
**Roundtable Discussions

14:45 – 15:30:

Special Topic: Trade Associations
*Roundtable Discussions

15:30 – 15:45: Coffee & Networking
15:45 – 16:30:

Special Topic: Settlements
*Presentation on Settlements: Kris Dekeyser (DG Competition, European Commission)
**Roundtable Discussions

16:30 – 17:15: Special Topic: Private Damage Actions
*Roundtable Discussions
17:15: Close

NDRC: The International Conference on Price Fixing - session 1

1 June 2011 09:00 – 12:30
Tangla Hotel (19 Fuxingmen Dajie, Xicheng District, Beijing), Grand Ball Room

08:30 – 09:00: Registration
09:00 – 09:10:

Opening Address

Peng Sen, Vice Chairman of National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC

Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director General of the DG Competition, the European Commission

Moderator:
Li Qing, Deputy Director General of the Department of Price Supervision, National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC

09:10 - 09:30:

“The Development in Legislation and Enforcement of Horizontal Pricing Monopoly Agreement in China”

Zhang GuangYuan, Deputy Director General of the Price Supervision Department, National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC

09:30 - 10:40:

Discussion,  Q&A

Moderator:
Dong Chaojie, Deputy Director General of the Industry & Commerce Law Department, LAO of the State Council of PRC

Discussants:
Gerald Fitzgerald, Member & Director, Cartels Division, Irish Competition Authority
Ann O’Brien, Senior Counsel of Assistant Attorney General of DOJ, USA
Carlos Pascual Pons, former Director General for Competition, Spanish Antitrust Agency
Professor Daniel Zimmer, Member, German Monopolies Commission

10:40 – 11:00: Tea Break
11:00- 11:20:

“Vertical Pricing Monopoly Agreement”

Kris Dekeyser, Head of Unit, Cartels Settlement, DG Competition, European Commission
11:20 - 12:20:

Q&A,Discussion

Moderator:
Dr Stanley Wong, Special Advisor on Competition Policy file, EUCTP II (former Member & Director, Mergers and Monopolies Divisions, Irish Competition Authority)

Discussants:
Willard K.Tom, General Counsel, FTC, USA
Allan Fels, Dean, Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Professor XU Shiying, East China University of Political Science and Law

12:20 - 12:30:

Closing Address

Kris Dekeyser, Head of Unit, Cartels Settlement, DG Competition
Xu Kunlin, Director General of Price Supervision Department, National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC

12:30: Lunch

MOFCOM: EU-China Workshop on Competition Policy

7 June 2011 Novotel Peace Hotel (3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing) Beijing

08:30 – 09:00: Registration
09:00 – 09:10:

Opening remark

Mr Sun Miao, Deputy Director of Anti-Monopoly Bureau, Ministry of Commerce

Mr José María Carpi-Badía, Case Manager, DG Competition

09:10 – 12:00:

Notion of Control

09:10 – 09:55 Concept of Control (Dr Stanley Wong)
09:55 – 10:40 Control test under the EUMR (Mr José María Carpi-Badía)
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee & Networking
11:00 – 11:30 Case Study (Sabine Zigelski)
11:30 – 12:00 Discussion, Q&A
12:00 – 13:30: Lunch
13:30 – 15:30:

Procedural aspects in mergers – simplified procedure

13:30 – 14:00 Why merger systems use simplified procedures (Dr Stanley Wong)
14:00 – 14:30 EU Practice (Mr José María Carpi-Badía)
14:30 – 15:30 German Practice – The Member State experience (Sabine Zigelski)

Closing Remark: Cui Zhicheng, Deputy Director of Anti-Monopoly Bureau, Ministry of Commerce

Experts:

Dr Stanley Wong, Special Advisor on Competition Policy file, EUCTP II (former Member & Director, Mergers and Monopolies Divisions, Irish Competition Authority)

Mr José María Carpi-Badía, Case Manager, DG Competition

Ms Sabine Zigelski, Senior Case Handler, Bundeskartellamt, Germany