Robin Noble, Partner, will be speaking at the Nordic competition law seminar, which will be held in Helsinki on 4 October. He will be chairing a session on cartel and private enforcement. The full conference programme can be found below:
9.30 – 9.45 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9.45 – 10.45 am Session 1 – Merger Control
How will the role of economic evidence develop? Should an authority have the right to demand a notification for weighty reasons? When are behavioural commitments acceptable? We examine merger control issues from the perspective of officials, economists and lawyers.
Carles Esteva Mosso, Deputy Director-General Mergers, EC
Dan Sjöblom, Director General, Swedish Competition Authority
Dr. Andrea Lofaro, Partner, RBB Economics
Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Leena Lindberg, Partner, Krogerus
10.45 – 11.45 am Session 2 – Antitrust
Where is the boundary between legal price announcements and unlawful signalling? How easy is it to recognise a serious competition restriction? Are there any safe rebates for a company in a dominant market position? We explore issues and draw lessons from past and current cases.
Kirsi Leivo, Director, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority
Ulla Bono, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Ahlstrom Corporation
Robbert Snelders, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Katri Joenpolvi, Partner, Krogerus
11.45 – 12.00 pm Coffee break
12.00 – 1.00 pm Session 3 – Cartels and private enforcement
What impact will the new Damages Directive have on national law? Will collective redress rise in the Nordics? How much time is acceptable for a damages case to last? We take a look at developments in cartels and private enforcement in Finland and the rest of Europe.
Jukka Hakkila, Group General Counsel, Deputy CEO, Kemira
Robin Noble, Partner, Oxera Consulting
Antoine Winckler, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Simo Autio, Senior Associate, Krogerus
1.00 pm Lunch