Programme

Innovation and Modernization of Competition and Intellectual Property Law

Art et Concurrence
7th November

7:00 PM : Cocktail at Lutetia Hotel

Art and Sales at the Hotel Lutetia

Antoine Godeau (Auctioneer, President, Pierre Bergé et Associés)

Innovations, droit de la concurrence et de la propriété intellectuelle
8th November

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM : Opening Ceremony

Carmen Verdonck (President of LIDC, Partner at ALTIUS, Brussels, Belgium)
Muriel Chagny (President of AFEC, Professor at the university of Paris-Saclay, France) and Jean-Louis Fourgoux, (Hononary chair  of AFEC, Partner at Fourgoux and Djavadi law firm, Paris, France)


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM : Speech

EUCJ and Competition Law Innovations

Juliane Kokott (Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Luxembourg and Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM : Speech

innovation and modernization : the point of view the Directorate-General of Competition

Cecilio Madero Villarejo (Director General (f.f.), DG Competition, Brussels, Belgium)


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM :  Questions


10:30 AM :  Coffee Break
 

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM : Panel discussion

Innovations in Public Enforcement (investigations, commitments, sanctions)

Chairman: Frédéric Jenny (Chairman, OECD Competition Committee, Paris, France, Professor, Director of International Relations, ESSEC Business School, Co-Director of the European Center for Law and Economics, Paris, France)
 
Panel members:
Michael Grenfell (Executive Director for Enforcement, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), London, United Kingdom)
Andreas Heinemann (President, Competition Commission (Comco), Bern, Switzerland, Professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Jose Maria Marin Quemada (President, National Commission for Markets and Competition-CNMC, Madrid, Spain)
Isabelle de Silva (President, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris, France)
Véronique Thirion (Competition Prosecutor General of the Belgian Competition Authority, Brussels, Belgium)


12:45 PM :  Lunch
 

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM : Two Alternative Panels:

Panel 1: Digital Innovation and Competition Law
Does Competition Law need to be updated to tackle new challenges in the Digital Economy?

Chairman: Jacqueline Riffault-Silk (Former Dean of the Commercial Division of the French Supreme Court, Paris, France, Former President of the Association of European Competition Law Judges (AECLJ), London, United Kingdom)
 
Panel members:
Virginie Beaumeunier (Director General, Directorate-General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control, Paris, France)
Florian Bien (Professor, Chair in Global Business Law, International Arbitration Law and Civil Law, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany, Visiting Professor at Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas University, France)
Fabien Curto Millet (Director of Economics, Google, San Francisco, United States)
Pascale Déchamps (Partner, Oxera)
Riccardo Falconi (Legal Director, Western and Southern Europe and EU Legal Affairs and Antitrust EMEA, Uber, Paris, France)
 
Or
 
Panel 2: Broadcasting Rights, Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Chairman: Pranvera Këllezi (Partner, Këllezi Legal, Geneva, Switzerland, and member of the Swiss Competition Commission (Comco), Bern, Switzerland)
 
Panel members:
Michele Carpagnano (Professor of Competition Law, Co-Director, Osservatorio Antitrust, Law School of the Trento University, Partner Denton, Italy)
Philippe Coen (Executive Member of the In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW), Honorary President of the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA), Founder of the In-house Lawyer’s Deontology Committee (French Association of In-House Lawyers – AFJE and Montesquieu Circle))
Lars Henriksson (Professor of Law, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden) 
Winston Maxwell (Director, Law and Digital Technology Studies, Telecom Paris - Institut polytechnique de Paris)
Jérôme Philippe (Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris and Brussels, France and Belgium)


4:00 PM :  Coffee Break


4:15 PM – 5: 45 PM : Two Alternative Working Sessions

Question A: “To what extent should competition law be concerned with differences in prices, terms and conditions, or quality offered by suppliers to different purchasers

Chairman: Thomas Hoeren (Professor of Competition Law, University of Münster, Germany, Deputy General Reporter of the LIDC)

International Reporters: Christophe Lemaire (Lecturer, University of Paris I, Partner, Ashurst, Paris, France) and David Sevy (Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon, Paris, France). 
 
Or
 
Question B: “Should there be legal restrictions on the ability of persons who claim, without sufficient justification, to hold IP rights that have been infringed to bring, or to threaten to bring, legal proceedings based on such claims against their competitors or others?

Chairman: George Peretz (QC, Monckton Chambers, London, United Kingdom, General Reporter of LIDC)
 
International Reporter:  Mark Anderson (Solicitor, Visiting Professor, Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London, United Kingdom)


6:00 PM : Visit and Cocktail Reception at the French National Assembly

Daniel Fasquelle (Member of Parliament for Pas-de-Calais, Vice President of the Economic Affairs Committee, French National Assembly, Paris, France, Professor, University of Littoral Côte d’Opale, France, Member of the AFEC Executive Committee, Paris, France)


8:00 PM : (Young's) Evening Reception

Competition through Arts

Evening Reception organized by the young members of AFEC (but not restricted to those who are young!); Les Salons de l’Université : just around the corner of the Assembly and in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Quarter.

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Soirée de Gala

9th November

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM :  Debate and Resolution on Questions A and B


10:15 AM – 10:30 AM : Coffee Break
 

10:30 AM – 12:15 PM : Panel

How to tackle unfair trade practices ? (New rules, Abuse of a Dominant Position / Self Regulation)

Chairman:  Nathalie Lobel-Lastmann  (Assistant Project Director,  Competition, Consumer and Markets Group, Competition & Markets Authority, London, United Kingdom, Deputy General Secretary of LIDC)
 
Panel members:
Javier Berasategi ( Partner, Berasategi & Abogados, Madrid, Spain, Former Chairman, Competition Authority of the Basque Country, Spain)
Jacques Creyssel (Chief Executive, Fédération du Commerce et de la Distribution, Co- President, Economic and Competitiveness Commission, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF), Paris, France, Vice-President, Conseil du Commerce de France, Paris, France, Eurocommerce, Brussels, Belgium and Federation of International Retail Associations)
Paul Csiszár (Director - Basic industries, Manufacturing and Agriculture, Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission)
Jules Stuyck (Emeritus Professor, University of KU Leuven and RU Nijmegen, Belgium, Visiting  Professor at Paris II - Panthéon-Assas University, Paris, France, Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring, Brussels, Belgium)


12:15 PM – 13:00 PM : General Assembly


7: 30 PM : Cocktail and Gala Diner - Hôtel d’Evreux

Lassier Prize Award: Jeanne-Marie Henriot-Bellargent and Jules Stuyck
Including a talk on "Innovation and Competition Policy: reflections on Europe and beyond" with Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University, Former Italian Prime Minister, Former EU Competition Commissioner