1 July 2016 – 33rd antitrust lunch “The Big Fix: financial benchmarks manipulation and antitrust enforcement”

Libor seminar 2Dear Friends,

antitrustitalia’s 33rd lunch talk is scheduled on Friday, 1 July 2016 at Confindustria Bruxelles (Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Bruxelles – Metro Schuman).

Miguel de la Mano, Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon, will give a presentation in English on:

“The Big Fix: financial benchmarks manipulation and antitrust enforcement”

Huge amounts of money hinge critically upon financial indices. Recent market manipulation scandals, such as the LIBOR case, implicated some of the world’s largest banks and resulted in record-breaking fines. How are financial benchmarks set and how have they been manipulated?  Can banks unilaterally affect the indices or do they need to coordinate? To what extent can the risk of such conducts be addressed by reforming the benchmarks’ setting process? What role can antitrust (and regulation) play in this area? Miguel will provide an overview of the LIBOR case and discuss these and other issues related to antitrust enforcement in the financial sector.

Miguel de la Mano is an Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon. Before joining Compass Lexecon, Miguel was Head of Economic Analysis and Evaluation at DG Internal Market. From October 2011 to May 2012, he served as Acting Chief Economist at the UK Competition Commission. He had been a member of the Chief Economist Team at DG Competition for several years and he was appointed Deputy Chief Economist in 2009. During his time with DG Competition, Miguel had been involved in dozens of in-depth merger and antitrust investigations, defended the European Commission in several court proceedings, and co-drafted guidelines on merger control, vertical and horizontal agreements (Article 101) as well as single firm conduct (Article 102). He holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford University (UK).

Refreshments will be provided at 12.30, the presentation will begin at 13.00 and will finish at 14:30.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia members. For non-members, there will be a fee of €15 to cover the cost of the lunch. Please use this Eventbrite link to register for the event. Receipts can be printed from the link directly.

As space is limited, please let us know if you are unable to attend, so that we can offer your place to other colleagues. For the non-members who will notify the cancellation by 29 June, the fee will be refunded directly from the link above.

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5th antitrustitalia anniversary

 

 

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antitrustitalia celebrates its fifth anniversary with a cocktail and walking dinner at The Residence of the Ambassador of Italy to the Kingdom of Belgium.

Avenue Legrand 43, 1050 Brussels

Friday 10 June 2016 – from 19.30 to 22.30

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NEW DATE – 3 June 2016 – 32nd antitrust lunch “EU Merger Control: Mature At 25?”

Dear Friends,

antitrustitalia’s 32nd lunch talk is scheduled on !! NEW DATE !! 3 June 2016 at Confindustria Bruxelles (Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Bruxelles – Metro Schuman).

Nicholas Levy, Partner at Clearly Gottlieb, will give a presentation in English on:

“EU Merger Control: Mature at 25?”

The EU Merger Regulation turned 25 last year and it is time to ask – what is the state of merger control in the EU? Are the legal instruments adequate to the task? Has the Commission practice developed in the right direction? Did the Commission deliver on the promise of a more economic approach and of an efficient and transparent procedure? What are the most urgent improvements needed from the perspective of businesses?

We will discuss these topics with Nick Levy, who has been consistently recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Europe, including being recently awarded the “Dealmaker of the Year 2015” prize by Global Competition Review. Nick joined Cleary Gottlieb in 1990 where he became a partner in 1999. He has extensive experience in notifying mergers and joint ventures under the EU Merger Regulation, including several Phase II matters and strategic consolidations. Nick is also the author of the leading publication on EU Merger Control, the two-volume treatise entitled “European Merger Control Law: A Guide to the Merger Regulation”. Most recently Nick has advised Johnson Controls on its combination with Tyco and Lafarge on its merger with Holcim. His Phase II experience in recent years includes the acquisition by Sony Corporation of America of EMI Music Publishing and the contemplated merger of NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Borse.

Refreshments will be provided at 12.30, the presentation will begin at 13.00 and will finish at 14:30.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia members. For non-members, there will be a fee of €15 to cover the cost of the lunch. Please use this Eventbrite link to register for the event.  Receipts can be printed from the link directly.

As space is limited, please let us know if you are unable to attend, so that we can offer your place to other colleagues. For the non-members who will notify the cancellation by 31 May, the fee will be reimbursed directly from the link above.

For more information or if you have any questions please email: antitrustitalia @gmail.com

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