MERGERS IN THE IT SECTOR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS

 

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Dear friends,

Antitrustitalia’s 54th lunch talk is scheduled on Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 12:30 pm at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP)’s Auditorium in Brussels (Place Madou 1 │ 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Nood │ Metro Madou).

Annemiek Wilpshaar, Deputy Head of Unit C.5 in DG COMP of the European Commission, will give a presentation in English on:

“Mergers in the IT sector: recent developments and trends”

Recent merger cases in the IT sector require a careful assessment of complex conglomerate relationships and a detailed review of internal documents to understand the rationale behind the planned transaction as well as the merging parties’ standalone plans. Annemiek led a number of the Commission’s investigations in the IT sector and, from her privileged perspective, she will provide an overview of the most interesting cases, discussing recent developments and trends in this area.

Annemiek is Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission’s DG Competition, in the unit responsible for mergers in the IT, telecommunications and media sectors. Previously, Annemiek had been a member of the Chief Economist Team at DG Competition for many years. She also served as Cabinet Member of Vice President Almunia. Annemiek holds a MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and a MSc in Competition and Market Regulation from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30, the presentation will begin at 13:00 and will close at 14:30. Important note: Please allow time to register at the Madou Tower desk, we recommend coming at noon.

Please register via Eventbrite.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia’s supporters. For non-supporters, there is a fee of EUR 25 to cover the cost of the lunch. Receipts can be printed from the link directly.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend. For non-supporters, cancellation should be notified 24 hours before the event, the fee will be refunded directly from the link above.

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We hope you can make it.

Best,

antitrustitalia

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Christmas Dinner – 13 December 2019

Christmas Dinner

Dear friends,

Following last year’s success, antitrustitalia is pleased to announce this year’s Christmas dinner. Let’s get together again for some holiday cheer!

Please join us on Friday, 13th December at 20.00 at the restaurant Sanzaru, Avenue de Tervueren 292, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.

Starting from 20h, antitrustitalia will be delighted to offer its guests a welcome drink and the valet parking service.

The dinner will then include the following menu:

Menu gastronomique sous forme de walking dinner:

Tacos de crabe des neige, sauce teriyaki et pollen

Maki de saumon à la betterave, caviar d’aubergines grillées et kimchi

Ceviche de daurade au wasabi, lèche del tigre au citron confit et maïs soufflé

Ravioles asiatiques de volaille et crevette, bouillon dashi aux agrumes

Cabillaud laqué au fruit de la passion et miso, espuma poire Nash

Poulpe grillé à l’olive, fêta et avocats

Alfajores au chocolat dulce, biscuit péruvien et glace dulce

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Vin et Eau

The ticket price is € 50 pp for antitrustitalia’s supporters and € 55 pp for non-supporters. Tickets are only available in advance and can be purchased until 10 December through eventbrite.

A cash bar will be available after dinner.

For more information, or if you have any dietary requirements please email antitrustitalia@antitrustitalia.it.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

antitrustitalia

The Commission’s power to order interim measures in light of the recent Broadcom decision

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Dear friends,

Antitrustitalia’s 53rd lunch talk is scheduled on Friday, 15 November 2019, 12:30 pm at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP)’s Auditorium in Brussels (Place Madou 1 │ 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Nood │ Metro Madou).

Massimiliano Kadar, Deputy Head of Unit C.1 (antitrust in telecoms) in DG COMP of the European Commission and Thomas Franchoo, member of the Competition team of the European Commission’s Legal Service, will give a presentation in English on:

The Commission’s power to order interim measures in light of the recent Broadcom decision”.

The Commission has not ordered interim measures since 2001 when measures against IMS Health were suspended by the President of the General Court. Since then, Article 8 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 has explicitly empowered the Commission to order interim measures in cases of urgency due to the risk of serious and irreparable damage to competition and on the basis of a prima facie infringement. That provision remained untested until the adoption of interim measures against Broadcom on 16 October 2019. Massimiliano and Thomas will discuss the Commission’s power to order interim measures in the light of the recent Broadcom decision.

Massimiliano Kadar is the Deputy Head of Unit C.1 (antitrust in telecoms) at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and a visiting lecturer at King’s College London. Between 2011 and 2018, he has worked as case handler on both antitrust and merger control cases in a variety of sectors at the European Commission, and before then in private practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners. Massimiliano has published several articles on competition policy and is a graduate of Bocconi University and King’s College London.

Thomas Franchoo is a member of the Competition team of the European Commission’s Legal Service since 2017. Before joining the Commission, Thomas was a counsel in the competition law practice group of Linklaters LLP in Brussels. Thomas holds a law degree from the University of Leuven (KUL), as well as LL.M degrees from the University of Durham (UK) and the College of Europe.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30, the presentation will begin at 13:00 and will close at 14:30. Important note: Please allow time to register at the Madou Tower desk, we recommend coming at noon.

Please register via Eventbrite.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia’s supporters. For non-supporters, there is a fee of EUR 25 to cover the cost of the lunch. Receipts can be printed from the link directly.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend. For non-supporters, cancellation should be notified 24 hours before the event, the fee will be refunded directly from the link above.

We hope you can make it!

Antitrustitalia

 

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