Advanced EU Competition Law Conference 2017

Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak, ELIG Gürkaynak’s founding partner and head of our competition law and regulatory team spoke at a panel entitled “Merger Control: Best Practice and Practical Challenges” at the Advanced EU Competition Law, Brussels Conference on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Key topics during the conference included:

  •          Key Events and Policy Issues in the Past Year - Overview
  •          Recent Developments in Merger Control
  •          Economic Analysis of Merger Control
  •          Merger Control: Best Practice and Practical Challenges
  •          Principles, Decisions and Practice
  •          Vertical Restraints: Review of Recent Developments
  •          Competition Law in the Digital Environment
  •          Pricing Algorithms – Competition Challenges and Collusion
  •          Cartels: Lessons from Recent Investigations
  •          Cartel Settlement and Appeals
  •          Dawn Raids

Along with Mr. Gürkaynak, featured speakers included:

  •          Gert Jan Koopman, Deputy Director, General State Aid, DG Competition, European Commission
  •          Andrew Wright, Director Mergers, Competition and Markets Authority (UK)
  •          Maria Jaspers, Head of Unit, Cartels Directorate, DG Comp, European Commission
  •          Kristina Barbov, Senior Advisor, Regulatory and Competition law, EE
  •          Maria Wasastjerna, Senior Legal Counsel, Antitrust, Nokia
  •          Paolo Palmigiano, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Sumitomo Electric Industries
  •          Savvas Papasavvas, Judge, General Court Veerle Nuyts-Case Handler, DG Competition, EC
  •          Katinka Tattersall, Global Compliance Counsel Fair Competition, Johnson Controls
  •          Bram Bosch, Legal Counsel Antitrust, Shell
  •          Giuseppina Divono, Senior Legal Counsel, Huawei Technologies
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