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!

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The Tata/ Thyssenkrupp prohibition and merger enforcement in basic industries

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Dear friends,

Antitrustitalia’s 52 lunch talk is scheduled on Thursday, 11 July 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).

Daniele Calisti, Deputy Head of Unit E.4 (mergers) in DG COMP of the European Commission, will give a presentation in English on:

‘The Tata/ Thyssenkrupp prohibition and merger enforcement in basic industries’

The very recent prohibition of the Tata Steel / Thyssenkrupp JV was the last of a number of cases in European basic industries where the Commission intervened. These mergers raised diverse issues, such as share computation, value chain integration, imports and trade measures, as well as how to design a workable structural remedy. Daniele will discuss the recent prohibition and lessons learnt from those other recent merger cases.

Daniele Calisti is Deputy Head of DG Competition’s Unit responsible for mergers in basic industries, manufacturing and agriculture, where he lead investigations into several prominent recent cases. He previously worked on the drafting and negotiation of the 2014 antitrust damages directive. He holds an LLM from King’s college London and a PhD in Public Law and Economics from La Sapienza University of Rome.

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.

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.

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 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!
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20 June – cocktail | eight years of antitrustitalia

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antitrustitalia is pleased to invite you to a cocktail, walking dinner and guided tour through the Flamboyant exhibition on Thursday 20 June 2019 from 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at “Villa Empain” Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67, 1050 Bruxelles.

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Please register by 14 June 2019

Please note the invitation is strictly personal. Please register ONLY if you have received an invitation email from antitrustitalia.

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