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1st Ithaca Competition Summit

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“When you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge.”

— Excerpt from the poem “Ithaca” by Cavafy (1911)

DAY 1: Thursday, August 23rd


REGISTRATION & COFFEE: 12.30-13.15



Welcome to the Conference & Introduction: Lefkothea Nteka (Commissioner, Hellenic Competition Authority)

Session 1: Enforcement & Review in Competition Matters (13.30-15.30)

Chair: Professor Alison Jones (King's College London)

Judge Marc van der Woude (General Court, Luxembourg) - Assessments of Complex Economic Issues by a Review Court

Professor Renato Nazzini (King's College London) - The Arbitration of Competition Law Disputes

Professor William Kovacic (King's College London/George Washington University, DC) - US Antitrust Policy under the Trump Administration

Gönenc Gurkaynak (Founding Partner, ELIG, Istanbul) - The Importance of General Principles of Law in a Competition Law Setting: EU Precedents and Turkish Practice


COFFEE BREAK: 15.30-16.00


Session 2: Behavioural Practices - Evolving Standards (16.00-18.00)

Chair: Nicholas Hirst (MLex, Brussels)

Assimakis Komninos (Partner, White & Case, Brussels/University College London) - What Can Private Enforcement teach Public Enforcement in Article 102 Cases?

Professor Pablo Ibáñez Colomo (London School of Economics/College of Europe, Bruges) - Finding the Appropriate Legal Standard by which to Assess Competition Law Violations

Massimiliano Kadar (Deputy Head of Unit C.1, DG Competition, European Commission/King's College London) - Applying Rebates Policy in the Wake of the Intel Judgment: the Qualcomm case

Cani Fernández (Partner, Cuatrecasas, Madrid) - The Use of Presumptions and Burdens of Proof in Competition Law Cases: The Intel Saga


DAY 2: Friday, August 24th


Session 3: Merger Policy - Current and Emerging Trends (10.00-12.00)

Chair: Karim Lesina (Vice President, AT&T, Brussels)

Professor Tommaso Valletti (Chief Economist, DG Competition, European Commission) - The Commission’s Current Thinking on Merger Enforcement: Substantive and Procedural Dimensions

Jorge Padilla (Senior Managing Director, CompassLexecon, Madrid) - Mergers and Innovation

Nikolaos Peristerakis (Counsel, Linklaters, Brussels) - The Treatment of Efficiencies Defences under EU Merger Control: A Practitioner’s View


COFFEE BREAK: 12.00-12.30


Session 4: Regulatory Policy Meets Antitrust Paradigms (12.30-14.30)

Chair: Nicholas Hirst (MLex, Brussels)

Professor Martin Cave OBE (London School of Economics) - Assessing Platform Mergers in Practice

Dr Katerina Maniadaki (Ofcom, London) - Net Neutrality At the Crossroads: Developments in EU Practice

Peter Alexiadis (Partner, Gibson Dunn, Brussels/King's College London) - Understanding How Regulatory Standards Influence Competition Law Standards in the Assessment of Abusive Conduct

Spyros Droukopoulos (Senior Consultant, Oxera, Brussels) - Most Favoured Nation Clauses: Competition Enforcement in the Face of Regulatory Intervention


With many thanks to the Mayor of Vathy

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