3rd Annual

W@Competition Conference


21 February, 2019

The Hotel, Brussels



9:00 – 9:45 Registration & Morning Coffee / Tea

9:45 – 10:00 Conference Co-Chairs’ Welcome Remarks

  • Evelina Kurgonaite, Founder & Chair, W@Competition

  • Ethel Fonseca, Partner, RBB Economics


10:00 – 10:20 Keynote Address

  • Frédéric Jenny, Chairman, Competition Committee, OECD; Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School


10:20 – 11:40 Panel discussion “Focus on non-horizontal effects – the new normal?

Chair: Ethel Fonseca, Partner, RBB Economics

  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Former Acting Chair of the US Fair Trade Commission, Partner, Baker Botts

  • Kelig Bloret Dupuis, Head of Competition Legal Department, Essilor International

  • Anneleen Straetemans, Global Legal Director, Competition, Anheuser-Busch InBev

  • Annemiek Wilpshaar, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

  • Nell Zhou, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher of Competition Law Center, University of International Business & Economics


11:40 – 12:15 Double-Espresso Talk Demystifying competition enforcement post-BREXIT

Moderator: Clara Rosales Rosado, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Fipra

  • Ann Pope, Senior Director, UK Competition and Markets Authority

  • Anna Lyle-Smythe, Partner, Slaughter & May


12:15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:35 Double-Espresso Talk Merger control procedure under Luxembourg lens: what to make of recent rulings?

  • Lucia Bonova, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

  • Anne MacGregor, Bureau Chief, Capitol Forum


14:35 – 15:50 Panel discussion Excessive, exploitative, exclusionary? Paid in cash or data? What is the ‘right price’ anyway?

Chair: Pat Treacy, Senior Partner, Bristows

  • Bitten Thorgaard Sørensen,Deputy Director General, Danish Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen

  • Kirsten Edwards-Warren, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Compass Lexecon EMEA

  • Catherine Higgs, Global Head of Competition Law, GSK

  • Annette Schild, Founding Partner, Antitrust Law Schild

  • Sibel Yilmaz, Counsel, Linklaters


15:50 – 16:10 Coffee / Tea break

16:10 – 16:45 Double Espresso Talk: Smart use of digital tools: from refinements to restraints

  • Nadiah Rutges – Al-Ani, Director, Senior Legal Counsel – Antitrust, Philips International B.V.

  • Sabine Zigelski, Senior Competition Expert, OECD


16:45 – 18:00 Panel discussion Discretion and judicial review in competition cases

Chair: Francesca Miotto, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy

  • Ingeborg Simonsson, Judge, Stockholm District Court, Patent and Market Court

  • Rita Wezenbeek, DG Competition, Head of Unit, European Commission

  • Susan Hinchliffe, Global Executive Counsel – Competition Law & Policy, General Electric

  • Fiona Carlin, Chair of Global Competition Practice, Baker McKenzie

  • Ana Patricia Carvalho, Head of Legal, Nestle Portugal


18:00 Closing Remarks & Drinks Reception









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