20 novembre – Incontro con Giovanni Pitruzzella, Presidente dell’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato

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Cari amici,

antitrustitalia è lieta di invitarvi al prossimo incontro che si terrà giovedì 20 novembre 2014 alle ore 18.00 presso la Rappresentanza Permanente d’Italia presso l’Unione Europea a Rue du Marteau 7-15.

Per l’occasione, avremo l’onore di ospitare il Presidente dell’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato Prof. Giovanni Pitruzzella.

Giovanni Pitruzzella è professore ordinario di Diritto costituzionale dal 1994, prima presso l’ Università di Cagliari e poi presso l’ Università di Palermo.  Per circa vent’anni ha esercitato la professione di avvocato amministrativista.  Nel 2006 è stato nominato componente della Commissione di garanzia dell’attuazione della legge sullo sciopero nei servizi pubblici essenziali, di cui è stato presidente dal 2009 al 2011.  E’ stato Presidente della commissione paritetica per l’attuazione dello statuto speciale siciliano e consulente giuridico di organi parlamentari, di ministri e presidenti di regione.  E’ alla guida dell’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato dal novembre 2011.

L’incontro con il Presidente Pitruzzella sarà un’occasione per discutere la prassi recente dell’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e le possibili innovazioni legislative in materia di calcolo delle sanzioni e di controllo delle concentrazioni.  Alla presentazione del Presidente Pitruzzella seguirà un dibattito con domande e risposte.

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antitrustitalia ringrazia fin da ora la Rappresentanza Permanente d’Italia presso l’Unione Europea per la disponibilità nell’ospitare l’iniziativa.

A presto,

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21° Pranzo Antitrust/Antitrust Lunch: “The interface between competition and IP”

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antitrustitalia’s 21st lunch is scheduled on Tuesday 28 October 2014.

Exceptionally, the event will be held at the Auditorium of Madou Tower (Place Madou – 1049 Brussels ) and NOT at Confindustria Bruxelles.

The speaker Nicholas Banasevic – Head of Unit in unit C3 of DG Competition dealing with Antitrust – will give a presentation in English on:

The interface between competition and IP – when can injunctions based on standard-essential patents be anti-competitive?

Many of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers are engaged in extensive patent litigation against each other around the world. The presentation will focus on one specific type of patents, namely those that are declared to be essential in industry standards. By providing an overview of the Commission’s recent Motorola and Samsung Decisions, the presentation will highlight in what circumstances injunctions based on standard-essential patents (SEPs) may be anti-competitive, and will analyse the legal framework used by the Commission.

Nicholas Banasevic is Head of Unit in DG Competition of the European Commission of the unit responsible for antitrust in the field of IT, the internet and consumer electronics. He is Case Manager of the Commission’s ongoing Google investigation and was Case Manager of the Commission’s Motorola and Samsung investigations. Prior to that, he worked in mergers where he was the Case Manager for the Deutsche Börse/NYSE Euronext case. He was previously the Case Manager for the Commission’s Intel and Rambus cases and a Case Officer on the Commission’s Microsoft case.

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 €10 to cover the cost of the lunch.

The event is approved for 2 CLE credit for the Italian bar association.

Please confirm your attendance at antitrustitalia@antitrustitalia.itas soon as possible.

In order to ensure access to Madou Tower the day of the event, all attendees that are non-EU officials will be required to provide the date of birth and ID number together with their confirmation of attendance. Please provide date of birth and ID number when confirming your attendance.

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 not notify the cancellation by Sunday 26 October, there will be a fee of €10 to be paid via bank transfer in order to cover the cost of the lunch.

antitrustitalia counts on your support!

20° Pranzo Antitrust/Antitrust Lunch: “The Intel saga – A View from Counsel”

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Dear friends,

antitrustitalia’s 20th lunch is scheduled on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at Confindustria Bruxelles (Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 -1040 Brussels – metro Schuman).

Update:

We regret to inform you that Manuel Kellerbauer and Luigi Malferrari from the European Commission’s Legal Service will no longer be able to give their presentation given that Intel has in the meantime lodged an appeal against the General Court’s judgment.

They will be replaced by Jim Venit of Skadden, one of the counsel to Intel in the proceedings before the European Commission and in the appeal to the General Court, who will present on “The Intel saga – A View from Counsel”

As usual, the presentation will be followed by a discussion session with the participation of our members including from DG Comp and Legal Service.

As a reminder, refreshments will be provided at 12.30, the presentation will begin at 13.00 and will finish at 14:30.

Please confirm your attendance at antitrustitalia@antitrustitalia.it as soon as possible (we have already a waiting list).

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia members. For non-members, there will be a fee of €10 to cover the cost of the lunch, even in case of no show.

antitrustitalia counts on your support!

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Summer Break

antitrustitalia augura una buona estate a tutti.   Il prossimo appuntamento sarà il 30 settembre alle ore 12:30 presso Confindustria Bruxelles (Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Brussels – Metro Schuman) per discutere di un argomento di grande interesse.

antitrustitalia wishes you a nice Summer.   Save the date for 30 September at 12:30 am at Confindustria Brussels (Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Brussels – Metro Schuman) to discuss a quite interesting topic.

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