5 July – Seven years of antitrustitalia

Cocktail and walking dinner on Thursday 5 July 2018 from 7.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. at The Residence of the Ambassador of Italy Avenue Legrand 43, 1050 Brussels.

RSVP by 2 July 2018

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3 July – Antitrust and Competition issues in the life science sector

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Dear friends,

Antitrustitalia’s 46th lunch talk is scheduled on Tuesday 3 July 2018, 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).

A panel of public enforcers that are experts in the Life Science sector, including DG COMP Director Paul Csiszár, DG COMP officials that are experts in the field and a DG Sante representative for a regulatory perspective, will give a presentation on:

Antitrust and Competition Issues in the Life Science Sector

The DG COMP panel will provide an overview of recent developments by DG COMP and the National Competition Authorities in the life science industry, including excessive pricing, market definition, pay-for-delay, and mergers. Since DG COMP launched its Pharmaceutical Sector Inquiry in 2008, there has been a spotlight on the interplay between competition law and the life science sector. A broad range of investigations have taken place, and a number are on-going. DG SANTE will be reporting on biologicals and biosimilars from a regulatory perspective.

The panel will include:

Paul Csiszár, the DG COMP Director responsible for pharma antitrust and mergers

Rainer Becker, DG COMP head of unit “Antitrust: Pharma and Health services”

Marion BaillyHarald Mische and Blaz Visnar, DG COMP officials that are experts in the life science industry

Dirk van Den Steen, policy officer from DG SANTE – Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety

Lunch will be provided at 12:30, the presentation will begin at 13:00 and will close at 14:45.
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 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!

Antitrustitalia

P.S.: Antitrustitalia’s 7th anniversary will be a walking dinner at the Residence of the Ambassador of Italy, Avenue Legrand 43, 1050 Brussels on Thursday 5 July 2018 from 19.00 to 22.30 (upon personal invite only).

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17 May – Competition policy in consumer goods – the current landscape

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Dear friends,

antitrustitalia’s 45th lunch talk is scheduled on Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12:30pm at Confindustria Bruxelles (Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Brussels – Metro Schuman).

Dirk Middelschulte global general counsel competition at Unilever, and Annamaria Mangiaracina, partner at Linklaters, Brussels, will give a presentation in English on:

Competition Policy and Consumer Goods – the Current Landscape

Dirk and Annamaria will provide an overview of recent developments by the European Commission and NCAs in this complex industry, sharing some considerations on how the relevant EU competition rules on verticals, horizontals and also dominance are applied in the daily life of a global Fast Moving Consumer Goods company, with the guidance of the case law developed across Europe.

Dirk Middelschulte has worked in private practice and in-house notably in the areas of IP, competition law, regulatory, corporate governance and compliance. Corporate in-house counsel since 2006, he headed Deutsche Bahn group‘s antitrust advice & compliance team before joining Danone in Paris as corporate compliance director. Based in Brussels, he now has the global responsibility for competition law in Unilever.

Annamaria Mangiaracina is a partner at Linklaters, based in the firm’s Brussels office. She represents clients in global investigations and transactions before the European Commission (EC), the Italian Antitrust Authority as well as regulatory authorities worldwide. She regularly counsels clients on abuse of dominance issues. Most recently she represented the immunity applicant in the Commission’s investigation into automotive parts, ENI in its transaction with ExxonMobil relating to a major LNG project in Mozambique and Unilever in a number of different matters.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30, the presentation will begin at 13:00 and will close at 14:30.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia supporters. For non-supporters, there will be a fee of €25 to cover the cost of the lunch. Please register via Eventbrite. 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.

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