Enforcement and compliance focus of ICC roundtable on competition policy

          • Paris, 23 March 2012

          The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), on the occasion of the 11th International Competition Network (ICN) Annual Conference, is hosting its fourth roundtable on competition policy in Rio de Janeiro on Monday 16 April 2012. The central themes for this year’s roundtable conference are “Competition Enforcement and Compliance”

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          “The ICC roundtable is a unique opportunity to participate in a debate with officials of competition agencies from all over the world and business executives on topics that are shaping the current competition system and rules,” said Paul Lugard, Acting Chair of the ICC Commission on Competition.
          “As in past years, I expect that this roundtable will provide a valuable forum for dialogue between the enforcement agencies and business representatives on important competition law issues,” added Michael Blechman, Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Competition.
          Launched in 2009, this half-day high-level forum has previously looked at topics such as the cooperation between business and agencies in competition law enforcement and possible improvements to this system. Best practices in competition law, particularly from the angle of due process requirements, were discussed in 2010. Last year’s theme “Competition and Innovation” examined the interface between competition and innovation policy as a driver for economic growth and the impact of unilateral company conduct on consumer welfare.
          This year’s focus on enforcement and compliance includes panels on South American enforcement priorities and business responses to those priorities, as well as company strategies to improve antitrust compliance.
          Participants are invited to take an interactive part in panel discussions.
          This year’sroundtable panellists will include senior officials from government agencies around the world, competition experts from the private sector and high-level academics, including:
          Olavo Chinaglia, Interim President, Competition and Antitrust Council (CADE)
          Kaarli Eichhorn, Senior Counsel, European Competition Law & Government Relations, General Electric
          Carles Esteva Mosso, Director for Policy and Strategy at the Competition Directorate General of the European Commission
          André Gustavo de Oliveira, Legal Director, South America, Basf
          Hilary Jennings, Head of Global Relations, DAF, Competition Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
          Paul Lugard, Former Head of Antitrust, Philips and Assistant Professor of Law at Tillburg Institute of Law and Economics (TILEC)
          Pedro Mariani, General Counsel, AB InBev
          James F. Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker Botts, LLP
          Anne Riley, Associate General Counsel, Shell International
          Barbara Rosenberg, Partner, Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão
          Non-governmental Advisors (NGAs), business representatives, government officials, academics and anyone seeking a genuine exchange with competition agency officials and private sector experts, are invited to attend.
          For more information on panels and registration, visit the ICC Competition Commission
          Caroline Inthavisay

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