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Institute for Competition and Consumers (ICC)

Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law - Annual Conference 2013

31 May 2013

Time: 8:15am - 5:30pm
Venue: Hotel Le Méridien, Brussels, Carrefour de l’ Europe 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC), Queen Mary, University of London and Crowell & Moring LLP

The Seventh Annual Conference 2013 on ‘Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law’ will be held on Friday 31 May in Brussels. This year, the conference will address significant developments of great interest to both corporate counsel, private practitioners, policy-makers, competition enforcement officials and academics in the major areas: international cartel enforcement; standards essential patents - the emerging landscape; contracts referencing rivals (CRR); and international merger control.

View the full conference 2013 programme [pdf].

How to Book

Visit the Queen Mary e-shop to book and pay online.

For more information download the conference 2013 registration form [pdf].

Speakers include:

For International Cartel Enforcement

  • Christopher Vajda, Judge, European Court of Justice (Panel Chair)
  • Gerald Miersch, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Robert Schulz, Senior Competition Counsel, Siemens
  • Anthony Baldanza, Partner, Fasken Martineau

For Standards Essential Patents - the Emerging Landscape

  • Joachim Bornkamm, Judge, German Bundesgerichtshof (Panel Chair)
  • Nicholas Banasevic, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Nicolas Schifano, Director, Standards and Interoperability Policy, EMEA, Microsoft
  • Mathew Heim, Senior Director, Government Affairs & Counsel, Qualcomm Inc

For Contracts Referencing Rivals (CRR)

  • Vivien Rose, Chairman, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (Panel Chair)
  • Nelson Jung, UK Office of Fair Trading
  • Alvaro Ramos, Cisco
  • David Laing, Partner, Crowell & Moring

For International Merger Control

  • Werner Berg, Partner, Crowell & Moring (Panel Chair)
  • Marius Schwartz, Chief Economist, US Federal Communications Commission
  • Stephan Simon, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Erik Pijnacker Hordijk, Partner, De Brauw Blackstone



The conference offers a unique forum for exchanging ideas and discussing recent developments in competition law across the globe. It brings together leading figures in the field from around the world including judges, competition officials, academics, in-house counsel and private practitioners. The conference combines the policy perspective of the London-based Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) with the real world experience of the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP.

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