5th W@Competition Conference

5th W@Competition Conference

Feb 2, 2023 09:00 - 18:30 CET
The Hotel, Brussels

Speakers include:

9:30 Chair's Welcome Remarks

  • Evelina Kurgonaite


9:40 Fireside Chat: Competition Enforcement in a Downturn

  • Linsey McCallum, Deputy Director-General for Antitrust, European Commission's DG COMP
  • Anna Lyle-Smythe, Partner, Slaughter and May


10:10 Double-Espresso Talk: Cracking Cartels

  • Maria Jaspers, Director – Cartels, European Commission's DG COMP
  • Vanessa Turner, Senior Advisor – Competition, the European Consumer Organisation – BEUC


10:40 Coffee Break


11:00 The Perspective from the Helm: Catching the Tide & Staying Course

  • Sarah Cardell, Chief Executive Officer, UK Competition and Markets Authority
  • Cani Fernández, President of the Spanish Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia
  • Margarida Matos Rosa, President of the Portuguese Autoridade da Concorrência
  • Andreas Mundt, President, German Bundeskartellamt
  • Evelina Kurgonaite, Founder, W@Competition (Chair)


12:20 Lunch


13:30 Taking on the Digital Challenge

  • Prof. Elisabetta Iossa, Commissioner, Italian Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato
  • Claudia Berg, General Counsel, UK Information Commissioner's Office
  • Rita Wezenbeek, Director – Platforms, European Commission's DG CNECT
  • Pascale Déchamps, Head of Antitrust Unit, French Autorité de la Concurrence
  • Annemarie Sipkes, BEREC Chair, Director, Netherlands Autoriteit Consument & Markt
  • Aleksandra Boutin, Founding Partner, Positive Competition (Chair)


14:50 Navigating Global Merger Control

  • Patty Brink, Acting Deputy Director, US Federal Trade Commission (on detail from the DOJ)
  • Bitten Thorgaard Sørensen, Head of Competition Law & Policy, A.P. Moller – Maersk
  • Catherine Johnson, General Counsel, London Stock Exchange
  • Marie Claire StrawbridgePartner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Merit Olthoff, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Hazel Yin, Partner, RuiMin
  • Ethel Fonseca, Partner, RBB Economics (Chair)


16:15 Coffee Break


16:35 Double-Espresso Talk: Is There an A in ESG? The Relevance (or Not?) of Antitrust in Emerging ESG Frameworks

  • Anneleen Straetemans, Global Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Direct to Consumer, AB InBev
  • Fiona Carlin, Partner, Baker & McKenzie


17:05 The Role of the Judiciary in Competition Enforcement

  • Lady Vivien Rose, DBE, Judge at the Supreme Court of the UK
  • Prof. Suzanne Kingston, Judge at the General Court of the EU
  • Isabelle de Silva, President of the Sixth Chamber, French Conseil d'État
  • Mieke Dudok van Heel, Senior Judge at the District Court of Amsterdam
  • Cristina Sjödin, Member of the European Commission’s Legal Service
  • Claire Simpson, Barrister, Legal Service, EFTA Surveillance Authority (Chair)


18:25 Closing Remarks


18:30 Drinks & Announcement of 5 Star Competition Professionals Awards: UK & Ireland and Iberia

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