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.
|Registration and Coffee
|Welcome Address by Peter Georg Picht, professor at University of Zurich, Chair ASCOLA Swiss Chapter
|SIEC Test: EU Experiences by Birthe Panhans, European Commission
|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
|SIEC Test: the Austrian Model by Dr Natalie Harsdorf-Borsch, Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde
|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
|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
|Limitations of the Current Merger Control Test(s) in Germany by Dr Fabian Pape, Bundeskartellamt
|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
|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
|Merger Control Thresholds: Recent EU Developments by Philippe Chappatte, Slaughter & May
|Merger Control Thresholds: the Member States’ Perspective by Stefan Thomas, professor at University of Tübingen
|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
Location of the conference:
The sessions will take place at the Sorell Hotel Zürichberg (Orellistrasse 21, 8044 Zürich).