ANTITRUST IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES featuring China, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa ...

ANTITRUST IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES featuring China, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa ...
NYU School of Law and Concurrences Competition Law Journal Conference
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:00-6:30pm
40 Washington Square South, Greenberg Lounge

Abstract: Rapidly emerging economies such as China, India, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa are taking center stage in antitrust enforcement.  Multinational firms must have regard to the competition systems of these and other developing nations when engaging in merger activity, collaborating with competitors, and pricing, distributing, and licensing their products.  Competition authorities in countries at different stages of development are trying to meet the daunting challenges posed by public and private power, cronyism and privilege, and are trying to make their markets work for the good of their peoples.  This program will address the coming of age of developing countries’ competition law systems, and what this means in law, policy and on-the-ground reality for entrepreneurs, consumers, “the people,” and the world.

Registration: https://antitrustdevelopingcountries.eventbrite.com

Agenda:

8:00 am     Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am     Welcome Remarks

Trevor Morrison | Dean, New York University School of Law

8:45 am     Introductory Remarks

Eleanor M. Fox | Professor, New York University School of Law     

9:00 am     Antitrust Policy in Emerging and Developing Countries

Santiago Levy Algazi | Vice President for Sector and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC

9:30 am    Making Markets Work for Development

Tania Begazo Gomez | Economist, Competition Policy Team Investment Climate, International Finance Corporation, World Bank, Washington DC

Dennis Davis | President, South African Competition Appeal Court and Judge of the High Court of Cape Town; Professor, University of Cape Town

R. Shyam Khemani | former Advisor, Competition Policy, World Bank Group, Washington, DC

André Marques Gilberto | Partner, Campos Mello Advogados, São Paulo

R. Ian McEwin | Khazanah Nasional Chair of the University of Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies, Kuala Lumpur; Visiting Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Moderator: Eleanor M. Fox | Professor, New York University School of Law

11:00 am   Coffee Break

11:15 am   Cartels & Other Concerted Practices: Proof, Evidence, Presumptions, Enforcement

Percival Billimoria | Senior Partner, AZB & Partners, New Delhi

Stephen Harris | Partner, Winston & Strawn, Washington DC

George Paul | Partner, White & Case, Washington DC

Simon Roberts | Professor, University of Johannesburg; Director, Centre for Competition, Reg. & Econ Development, Johannesburg

Agustin Ros | Vice President, NERA, Boston/Mexico City

Moderator: Frédéric Jenny | Chairman, OECD Competition Committee; Professor, ESSEC; President, International Committee of Concurrences, Paris

12:45 pm   Lunch Keynote

William E. Kovacic | Professor, George Washington University, Washington, DC

2:20 pm     Dominance and Abuse: What's the Problem? What are the Remedies?

Frank Fine | Executive Director, China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment, Beijing

Geeta Gouri | former Commissioner, Competition Commission of India, New Delhi

Simon Roberts | Professor, University of Johannesburg; Director, Centre for Competition, Reg. & Econ Development, Johannesburg

Mariana Tavares de Araujo | Senior Partner, Levy & Salomão Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

Moderator: Harry First | Professor, New York University School of Law

3:50 am      Coffee Break

4:05 pm      Mergers: Thinking Locally and Globally

George Cary | Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Washington DC

Dennis Davis | President, South African Competition Appeal Court and Judge of the High Court of Cape Town; Professor, University of Cape Town

Huang Yong | Professor, University of International Business & Economics School of Law, Beijing

Alessandro Octaviani | Former Commissioner, Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense, Brasilia; Professor, University of São Paulo Faculty of Law, Department of Financial and Economic Law

Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang | Principal, CRA, Boston

Moderator: Daniel Rubinfeld | Professor, New York University School of Law

5:40 pm      Coordination & Cooperation with Developing Countries

Blanca Galindo Rodriguez | Head of International Relations Unit, Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Kiran Nandinee Meetarbhan | Executive Director, Competition Commission of Mauritius, Port Louis

Randolph W. Tritell | Director, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

6:20 pm     Closing Remarks

CLE credit will be available for the conference

Sponsors include AGON, AZB & Partners, Chaves, Gelman, Machado, Gilberto e Barboza Sociedade de Advogados, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, CRA, Google, Levy & Salomao Advogados, Linklaters, NERA, Qualcomm, White & Case, and Winston & Strawn.