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Program

saTuRdaY, 5 FeBRuaRY

PLENARY SESSION

9.00am Behavioral Economics and Antitrust Analysis

Antitrust policy and analysis is heavily dependent upon economic models and ideas of human behavior. But what if the basic economic theory is wrong (e.g. what if firms do not always work to maximize profits and consumers do not always act to maximize their own personal satisfaction)?

  • What is behavioral economics?

  • What application does behavioral economics have to traditional antitrust analysis?

  • Can behavioral economics be used to generate robust economic evidence to support antitrust cases?

  • What has the reception been by antitrust authorities to behavioral arguments?

  • What does the future hold for behavioral economics in antitrust analysis?

Moderator: Paul Yde, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LL , Washington Speakers: William Blumenthal, Clifford Chance LL , Washington John Fingleton, Chief Executive Office , Office of Fair Trading, UK Maurice E. Stucke, University of Tennessee Steven C. Salop, Professor of Economics and La , Georgetown University Law Cente , Washington

10.30pm

Coffee break

MERGERS

CONCURRENT SESSIONS ANTITRUST

    • 10.45

      am Merger Hypothetical

      • Analyzing, under several jurisdictions’ merger frameworks,

whether a reviewing agency should allow a merger of the two closest competitors in a market for enterprise networking equipment, where there is only one other significant competitor in the market.

  • A panel of experts will review how they would present this case

to staff and decision-makers at the respective authority. What sorts of evidence are most relevant and persuasive? What strategies will or will not work?

Moderator:

Susan Creighton, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington

Speakers: Peter Barbur, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LL , New York Marc Pittie, Bredin Prat, Brussels Marc Waha, Norton Rose LL , Hong Kong Miguel del Pino, Marval O’Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires

Norman Armstrong, Deputy Directo , Federal Trade Commission, US

Robert J. Levinson, Charles River Associates, Washington

    • 10.45

      am International Cartels: Investigation and cooperation among authorities and (limits for) assessing effects worldwide

      • A review of the ‘internationalization’ of cartel investigations,

including some of the issues arising from information sharing between authorities and the use of (public) information arising from plea agreements

  • Is the threat of global follow-on litigation and of follow-on

international investigation working against leniency?

  • Issues of double jeopardy, jurisdiction, use of foreign evidence

and assessment of effects in other jurisdictions, as well as other defense issues will be considered.

Moderator:

Mauro Grinberg, Grinberg, Cordovil e Barros Advogados, São Paulo

Speakers: Thomas Mueller, WilmerHale LL , Washington Samantha Mobley, Baker & McKenzie, London Barbara Rosenberg, Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão, São Paolo Yusuke Nakano, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo

Scott D. Hammond, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Matters, US Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Kris Dekeyser, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

1.00pm

Concluding remarks and close of conference

1.00pm

Concluding remarks and close of conference

1.15pm

LUNCH

Activities and Excursions

GCR has arranged various social activities and excursions to follow on from the conference lunch on Saturday 5 February 2011 - see page 6 for details of each tour, pricing and departure times. All activities start from The Fontainebleau Hotel.

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