CONFERENCE OF 2 JUNE 2022

ASCOLA SWISS CHAPTER – FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

THE FUTURE OF SWISS AND EUROPEAN MERGER CONTROL

Organisation: Professors Damiano Canapa, Peter Georg Picht and Dr Astrid Waser

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Introduction of the SIEC merger test in Switzerland; new merger control threshold approaches in the EU; regulatory encroachment upon mergers in digital markets – practice needs to adapt and ASCOLA Swiss Chapter discusses these issues with Swiss and foreign watchdog representatives, scholars and practitioners at its Annual Conference.

 

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PROGRAM

Hours Conferences
8.30 Registration and Coffee
9.00 Welcome Address by Peter Georg Picht, professor at University of Zurich, Chair ASCOLA Swiss Chapter
9.15 SIEC Test: EU Experiences by Birthe Panhans, European Commission
9.45 SIEC Test: Presentation of the Swiss Revision Project by Peter Georg Picht, professor at University of Zurich, Chair ASCOLA Swiss Chapter and Damiano Canapa, professor at University of Lausanne, Director of CEDIDAC
10.05 SIEC Test: the Austrian Model by Dr Natalie Harsdorf-Borsch, Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde
10.20 Coffee Break
10.50 The SIEC Test in Practice: the Legal and Econ Perspectives by Dr Aleksandra Boutin, Postive Competition and Dr Bernd Meyring, Linklaters and College of Europe
11.45 Lunch Break
13.15 Possible Effects of the SIEC Test on ComCo Practice by Dr Niklaus Wallimann, ComCo Secretariat, Dr Philippe Sulger, ComCo Secretariat and Dr Richard Stäuber, Homburger
14.15 Limitations of the Current Merger Control Test(s) in Germany by Dr Fabian Pape, Bundeskartellamt
14.40 Discussion: is the SIEC Test needed at all - Much Ado, Few Cases? by Dr Fabian Pape, Bundeskartellamt, Dr Samuel Rutz, Swiss Economics and David Mamane, Schellenberg Wittmer
15.10 Coffee Break
15.40 Merger Control in the US: Current perspectives by Scott Hemphill, Moses H. Grossman professor at NYU School of Law, co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy
16.00 Merger Control Thresholds: Recent EU Developments by Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter & May
16.20 Merger Control Thresholds: the Member States’ Perspective by Stefan Thomas, professor at University of Tübingen
17.00 Discussion: Are New Merger Control Thresholds needed for Switzerland?
Keynote: Walter Stoffel, professor at University of Fribourg, former President of ComCo Podium: Andreas Heinemann, professor at University of Zürich, President of ComCo and Dr Astrid Waser, Lenz & Staehelin
17.45 Concluding Remarks
18.00 Aperitif

Location of the conference:

The sessions will take place at the Sorell Hotel Zürichberg (Orellistrasse 21, 8044 Zürich).

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Registration Fee

Price for the Public: CHF 400.-

ASCOLA Members: CHF 250.-

Members of the Administration:
CHF 250.-

PhD Students/Students: CHF 50.-

 

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