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Baker Botts 6th Global Antitrust Conference - Program Released

BRUSSELS, 19 September 2018 – Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm announced that the sixth annual Global Antitrust Conference will be held at Sofitel Brussels Europe Hotel in Brussels on Thursday September 20, 2018.

The Conference is produced in concert with Concurrences and will feature EU officials, industry lawyers, business people, academics and economists.

“This is the sixth year we have partnered with Concurrences in producing our Global Antitrust forum and the attendance has grown each year and we continue to attract great speakers who bring their unique insights into the many challenging international antitrust issues facing business . This really speaks to the leadership role Baker Botts is playing in the antitrust arena both in Europe and in the United States,” said Catriona Hatton, Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Brussels office.

The opening session will feature Tommaso Valletti, Chief Economist, DG COMP, Brussels and Cristina Caffarra, Head of Competition Europe, CRA.

There will be three additional sessions:

Mergers: How serious are the new theories of harm?
Hanna ANTTILAINEN | Head of Unit - Mergers, DG COMP, Brussels
James MANCINI | Competition Expert - Competition Division, OECD, Paris
Ryan FOLEY | Senior Corporate Counsel - Antitrust Americas, Novartis, New York City
Valérie MEUNIER | Vice President, Compass Lexecon, Paris
Michael PERRY | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C.
Chair: Catriona HATTON | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels

Abuse of dominance: EU vs. US?
Alvaro RAMOS | Head of Global Antitrust, Qualcomm, San Diego
Maria MAHER | Principal, Cornerstone Research, London
John TALADAY | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C.
Aymeric DE MONCUIT | Référendaire, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Chair: Paul LUGARD | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels
In-house counsels’ best practices and tips: Managing risk and optimizing collaboration with external advisors
Andreas BLOMQUIST | Associate Vice President, Nasdaq, Stockholm
Miriam VAN HEYNINGEN | Senior Antitrust Counsel, Shell, The Hague
Jessica RAMOS-BYRNE | Senior Regulatory and Oversight Affairs Expert, EBA Clearing, Brussels
Eliana GARCES | Principal, Brattle, Washington D.C.
Chair: David CARDWELL | Counsel, Baker Botts, Brussels

Members of the media interested in attending should contact Helen Cunliffe

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