Antitrustitalia’s 24th Antitrust Lunch is scheduled on Friday 24 April 2015 at Confindustria Bruxelles (Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Bruxelles – Metro Schuman).
Sophie Moonen, Head of Unit C5 – DG COMP, will give a presentation in English on:
“The Commission’s assessment of mobile telecom mergers: what have we learned?”
Recent years have seen a wave of consolidation in the mobile telecom industry across Europe, and further consolidation is on the horizon with rumours of possible mergers in many countries, including France, UK, Spain and Italy. The European Commission has reviewed a number of mobile mergers over the past few years and others may come under the Commission’s scrutiny soon. Sophie will talk us through the Commission’s recent experience in assessing mobile mergers in Austria, Ireland and Germany, focusing on the key aspects of these cases and discussing some general lessons.
Sophie Moonen is Head of Unit C5, DG COMP – European Commission, responsible for mergers in the IT, telecoms, and media sectors. Since joining DG COMP in June 2002, Sophie has dealt with mergers in numerous sectors, including IT, telecoms, media, transport, energy, pharmaceuticals and mining. Examples of the cases that she worked on include: Oracle/Sun Microsystems, Western Digital/Viviti Technologies, Universal/EMI, and Hutchison 3G UK/Telefónica Ireland. Prior to joining the Commission, Sophie spent several years in private practice working at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering (Brussels and Washington, D.C. offices). She graduated at the University of Liège and holds an LL.M. from the University of Michigan. Sophie has been a member of the NY bar since 1999.
Refreshments will be provided at 12.30, the presentation will begin at 13.00 and will finish at 14:30.
Please confirm your attendance here. Entrance is free for antitrustitalia members. For non-members, there will be a fee of €15 to cover the cost of the lunch. Receipts can be printed from Eventbrite directly. If you need a proof of attendance and/or a receipt of payment please print a copy of the ticket issued by Eventbrite.
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 Wednesday 22 April, the fee will be reimbursed directly from Eventbrite.
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