29 Apr 2019 Events

Competition Policy: Need for a Paradigm Shift?

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 from 09:30 to 17:30
Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE

Compass Lexecon experts Jorge Padilla (Senior Managing Director, EMEA) and David Sevy (Executive Vice President) will speak at the annual Chatham House Competition Policy Conference on 23 May in London. Jorge will chair a panel on merger control in an environment of trade tensions and populism and David will discuss antitrust tools and the challenges of the digital economy.

The conference brings together international experts and national regulators to discuss how important public interest considerations, evolving marketplaces, and advances in technology are reshaping thinking on antitrust policy and the regulation of markets.

Speakers include Jason Furman (Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School), Howard Shelanski (Professor of Law, Georgetown University), Cecilio Madero Villarejo (Deputy Director-General of DG Competition, European Commission), Makan Delrahim (Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice), and Amelia Fletcher (Professor of Competition Policy at the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia).

Discussion themes include:

  • A consumer welfare approach versus market regulation
  • Potential changes to the consumer welfare approach to encompass concerns other than price-related effects
  • Advances in technology and the rise of new and unseen competition concerns
  • The realities of AI and big data for competition and market regulation
  • What do these potential changes and new market realities mean for the consistency and predictability of antitrust decisions and business certainty
  • To what extent do public interest considerations and wider trade issues impact on international cooperation between antitrust regulators

The conference takes place between 09:30 – 17:30 on Thursday 23 May at Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE.

View the full agenda on the event registration page.

A new version of Compass Lexecon is available.