LeadershIP EU 2018

November 13, 2018 | Brussels

Innovation, IP and Competition Challenges for Global Businesses in the 21st Century

LeadershIP is a recognized forum where global thought-leaders exchange ideas on IP and competition issues at the intersection of research, policy, and industry. This one-day conference brings together a global network of industry experts, influencers and policymakers to promote a balanced and empirically driven dialogue on today's cutting-edge policy issues. The second annual LeadershIP EU conference will explore the impact of IP and competition policy on global business and innovation as we look toward the future, 5G and emerging technologies.

LeadershIP EU 2018 will take place at The Hotel in Brussels.

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Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:45

Registration and Breakfast

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Keynote
Roberto Viola  Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

09:15 - 10:15

Challenges to Innovation for High-Tech Business Leadership in the 21st Century
Business executives and political leaders explore the global and European innovation trends and the upcoming launch of 5G in Europe in 2019.

Featuring:
Roberto Viola  Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Cristiano R. Amon President, Qualcomm Incorporated
Antonio Nicita Commissioner, Italian Regulatory Authority (AGCOM)

Moderated by:
Rochelle Toplensky Financial Times

10:15 - 11:30

Effects-Based Analysis: Where Do We Stand on Both Sides of the Atlantic?
This Fireside Chat between a prominent US and EU judges explores the competition law trends in each jurisdiction.

Featuring:
Honorable Douglas Ginsburg Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia
Sir Robin Jacob Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, University College London; Former Justice in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

Moderated by:
Jean-François Bellis Partner, Van Bael & Bellis

11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 13:00

Recent Decisions from the European Commission: Lessons Learned?
This timely panel focuses on some of the European Commission’s latest big antitrust decisions and remedies on high-tech companies.

Featuring:
Yannis Katsoulacos Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
Miguel de la Mano Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon
Giorgio Monti Competition Chair and Head of Department, Florence School of Regulation
Alfonso Lamadrid Senior Associate, Garrigues (Brussels)

Moderated by:
Matthew Newman Chief Correspondent, MLex

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:15

5G and IoT: Policy Challenges and the Road Ahead
Panelists will create a lay-of-the-land for the IP and competition Policy challenges that are and will likely surface towards making 5G, and other future G’s a reality.

Featuring:
Peter Stuckmann Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems, DG CONNECT, European Commission 
Adrien Facon Head of Research & Innovation, Secure-IC
Eeva Hakoranta Nokia, Senior Vice President and Head of Intellectual Property​
Matthias Schneider Chief Licensing Officer, Audi

Moderated by:
David Kappos Partner, Cravath; Former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:45

Global Antitrust: What Rules and Whose Standards?
Panelists will discuss global trends in antitrust enforcement and whose rules and which standards are on the rise.

Featuring:
Roger Alford Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division
Kaarli Eichhorn Partner, Jones Day
Pedro Gonzaga Economist and Competition Expert, OECD
Thomas Kramler Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, DG COMP, European Commission

Moderated by:
Paul Lugard Partner, Baker Botts

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

17:00

Reception

Speakers

Roberto Viola

Roberto Viola is Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission. ...

Roberto Viola is Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission.

He was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT, European Commission from 2012 to 2015.
Roberto Viola served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG).

He held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004.

From 1985-1999 he served in various positions including  Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Roberto Viola holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

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Cristiano Amon

Cristiano Amon serves as president of Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of all activities related to Qualcomm’s semiconductor business. Amon also serves as a...

Cristiano Amon serves as president of Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of all activities related to Qualcomm’s semiconductor business. Amon also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.

Amon served as co-president of QCT for three years and prior to this was senior vice president of Product Management with QCT, managing the Company’s wireless chipset portfolio. Amon joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer and during this time he has held several other business and technical leadership roles at the Company.

Prior to joining Qualcomm Amon served as the chief technical officer of Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil and held positions in NEC, Ericsson and Velocom Inc.

Amon holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Antonio Nicita

Antonio Nicita is Commissioner of the Italian regulatory authority (AGCOM) and Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Economics and Law at Sapienza University of Rome, has been Associate...

Antonio Nicita is Commissioner of the Italian regulatory authority (AGCOM) and Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Economics and Law at Sapienza University of Rome, has been Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Siena, he was Visiting Fulbright Professor at Yale University. In 2005-06 he was a Non-Governmental Adviser of International Competition Network (ICN) for the report on telecommunications sector. He is on the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of Law and Economics, European Association of Law and Economics and of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE). In 2006-07 he was an economic adviser to the Italian Minister of Communications and member of the Governmental Unit for the Improvement of Regulation. He was Economic Adviser for the 2009 OECD Regulatory Report on Italy.

He holds a Ph.D in Economics form the University of Siena, Italy. His research interests cover Industrial organization, Law and Economics, Competition Economics and Regulation. He is the author of numerous publications

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Roger Alford

Roger Alford became the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs, of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, on August 1, 2017. Mr. Alford, a longtime professor,...

Roger Alford became the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs, of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, on August 1, 2017. Mr. Alford, a longtime professor, began his teaching career at Pepperdine Law School in 2000.  In 2012, he joined the faculty at the Notre Dame Law School where he served as professor and associate dean for international and graduate programs.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Alford has taught on a wide range of subject-matter areas including international trade, international arbitration, and comparative law. 

In addition to his academic work, Mr. Alford practiced international litigation and trade at Hogan Lovells and clerked for D.C. Circuit Judge James Buckley.  He was a legal adviser for Judge Richard Allison of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, and a senior legal adviser for the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Activities in Zurich, Switzerland.  Mr. Alford has written on a wide range of international law issues, focusing on the intersection of private and public international law.  In 2009, he coauthored a book with Catherine Rogers, The Future of Investment Arbitration in addition to numerous articles on international law, including several addressing the extraterritorial application of antitrust laws.  

Mr. Alford received his LL.M from Edinburgh University in 1992, his J.D. from New York University in 1991, a Masters of Divinity from Southern Seminary in 1988 and his B.A. from Baylor University in 1985. 

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Jean-François Bellis

Jean-François Bellis is a founding partner of Van Bael & Bellis. Before setting up the firm in 1986, he clerked for Lord Mackenzie Stuart, the British judge at the European Court of Justice,...

Jean-François Bellis is a founding partner of Van Bael & Bellis. Before setting up the firm in 1986, he clerked for Lord Mackenzie Stuart, the British judge at the European Court of Justice, and was a partner in the European law department of a major Brussels law firm. Jean-François has several decades of experience in competition and trade law, representing clients in numerous cases before the European Commission and the EU Courts.

Jean-François assists clients on all aspects of competition law with particular expertise in cartels, abuses of dominance and merger control.  He has acted in landmark competition case including United Brands, Woodpulp, Michelin I and II, Microsoft and Intel.
In 2014, Jean-François was honoured by Chambers & Partners for his “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession”. 

Previously, in 2011, the Global Competition Review (GCR) granted him a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of his longstanding experience in competition law. He has also been named by Best Lawyers as a “Lawyer of the Year” for 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Jean-François Bellis has written numerous books and articles on competition and trade law and regularly speaks on both of these subjects at international conferences and seminars. Jean-François Bellis teaches a course on EU competition law at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels (ULB) and directs a seminar on competition law at the University of Liège. He also lectures on abuses of dominance at the Brussels School of Competition.

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Kaarli Eichhorn

Kaarli Eichhorn has acted on a significant number of high-profile and politically sensitive merger matters globally for more than 15 years. He has extensive experience in international policy work...

Kaarli Eichhorn has acted on a significant number of high-profile and politically sensitive merger matters globally for more than 15 years. He has extensive experience in international policy work with competition authorities globally, including the International Competition Network, OECD, the EU Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Kaarli was global executive counsel of competition law & policy at General Electric Company (GE). During his 10-year tenure at GE he led global teams and regularly negotiated with competition authorities and governments. He handled a significant amount of GE's counseling and compliance (training, guidance, internal investigations, and audits) within the company's business divisions internationally and regularly handled matters related to cartel and abuse of dominance issues. He also engaged in legislative advocacy as a member of GE's government affairs team.

Kaarli has extensive experience advising in energy and oil & gas equipment, transportation, aerospace, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, financial services, and media.

Earlier in his career, Kaarli was in private practice with an international law firm for eight years. He is a non-governmental advisor at the International Competition Network, former vice chair of the In-House Counsel Competition Counsel Association, and a member of the Competition Committee of BusinessEurope and the American Bar Association. He has held leadership roles at AmCham EU and was a member of the board of European Justice Forum for several years.

Kaarli speaks often at international conferences and has authored articles and a textbook on competition law.

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Adrien Facon

As Think Ahead Business Line Director, Adrien Facon leads Research & Innovation at Secure-IC, a French SME which is known as a thought leader in security of embedded devices and shipping every...

As Think Ahead Business Line Director, Adrien Facon leads Research & Innovation at Secure-IC, a French SME which is known as a thought leader in security of embedded devices and shipping every quarter hundreds of millions of silicon security blocks. In charge of a Patent Factory in collaboration with France Brevet, Adrien Facon contributes to the development of the corporate IP strategy. In addition to this position in the Industry, he is also a part-time lecturer at Télécom ParisTech and Associate Researcher at the Computer Science Department of Ecole Normale Supérieure within the Information Security Group.

Having joined Secure-IC in 2015 as Special Projects Manager to execute and manage governmental and advanced research projects, Adrien Facon has then been appointed Program Manager directing two programs on “AI for Cyber-Security” and “Hardware-enabled Cyber-Protection“. He was also nominated leader of the French 3-year national project on post-quantum cryptography, named RISQ.

Before joining Secure-IC, he studied several years Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics. After attending French top-ranked engineering school Ecole Polytechnique and spending time conducting research at the Department of Physics at Harvard University, Adrien continued his studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and then joined the famous Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics research team at the Collège de France. He completed a doctoral thesis on “Schrodinger’s cats of a Rydberg atom for quantum metrology” under the supervision of Pr. Serge Haroche, who later won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Adrien’s work was a major breakthrough in the field and was published in the journal Nature. He received the prestigious PhD award in Science from the Chancellery of Parisian Universities. 

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Douglas Ginsburg

Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1986; he served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008. After receiving his...

Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1986; he served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008. After receiving his BS from Cornell University in 1970, and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 1973, he clerked for Judge Carl McGowan on the D.C. Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court.

Thereafter, Judge Ginsburg was a professor at the Harvard Law School, the Deputy Assistant and then Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, as well as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. Concurrent with his service on the federal bench, Judge Ginsburg has taught at the University of Chicago Law School and the New York University School of Law. Judge Ginsburg is currently a Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and a visiting professor at the University College London, Faculty of Laws. 

Judge Ginsburg is the Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Global Antitrust Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of: Competition Policy International; the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; the Journal of Competition Law and Economics; the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy; the Supreme Court Economic Review; the University of Chicago Law Review; The New York University Journal of Law and Liberty; and, at University College London, both the Center for Law, Economics and Society and the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics.  

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Pedro Gonzaga

Pedro Gonzaga is a Competition Expert at the OECD Competition Division in Paris. In his current position, he has been actively collaborating with the OECD Competition Committee in the analysis of...

Pedro Gonzaga is a Competition Expert at the OECD Competition Division in Paris. In his current position, he has been actively collaborating with the OECD Competition Committee in the analysis of competition law enforcement and market regulation, with a particular focus on the Digital Economy. In addition, Mr. Gonzaga has developed economic modeling, data analysis and surveys for several OECD projects that aimed at evaluating the benefits of competition policy, empowering countries with best-practices in competition law enforcement and assessing the competitive impact of market regulations. He has worked on topical antitrust areas, such as algorithmic collusion, personalized pricing, disruptive innovation, big data, e-commerce, and multi-sided markets, as well as on traditional areas where competition typically plays a fundamental role, including consumer protection, public procurement and sectoral regulation of ports. Mr. Gonzaga is a co-author of the OECD background notes “Algorithms and Collusion” and “Big Data: Bringing Competition Policy to the Digital Era”, having also collaborated in several other OECD reports, guides and country studies. 

Prior to joining the OECD in 2015, Mr. Gonzaga was a Post-Doctoral researcher with grant at University of Porto, Portugal, where he was involved in the analysis of pro-competitive policies to promote the process of innovation. He also developed theoretical and empirical research on collusion, which has been presented at several international conferences at universities of economics and law, competition research centres and competition authorities. He participated in a few consultancy projects in the financial sector and was a tutoring professor of industrial economics, microeconomics and game theory. Mr. Gonzaga has a PhD in Economics from University of Porto and has been awarded with several prizes and distinctions.

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Eeva Hakoranta

Eeva Hakoranta is senior vice president, head of Intellectual Property for Nokia and general counsel for Nokia Technologies, the licensing arm of Nokia. She is responsible for IP matters at Nokia,...

Eeva Hakoranta is senior vice president, head of Intellectual Property for Nokia and general counsel for Nokia Technologies, the licensing arm of Nokia. She is responsible for IP matters at Nokia, including patenting, portfolio management and enforcement strategies for the Nokia patent portfolio, the foundation of one of the telecom industry’s most successful licensing operations. Eeva also leads litigation and IP matters for all Nokia business, supporting Nokia Technologies as general counsel and serving on the leadership teams of Nokia Technologies and the Nokia Legal & Compliance function.

Promoted to her current role in October 2018, Eeva was named general counsel of Nokia Technologies in July 2018. Prior to that, Eeva led patent licensing at Nokia for six years, during which time licensing revenues more than trebled to around €1.6 billion in 2017. She joined Nokia in 2006 to create and lead an expert team working on legal aspects of patent licensing and other IP rights-intensive business transactions, at the interface between the IP rights function and the Nokia businesses. Eeva moved to lead patent licensing in 2012.

With many years experience at the intersection of business, intellectual property and competition law, Eeva has closed hundreds of agreements, managed complex litigation and enforcement projects, and been deeply involved in defining terms for major transactions. During her time at Nokia, the company has transformed from a major handset manufacturer to a leading network infrastructure, services and software provider. Before Nokia, Eeva worked in private practice at the leading Nordic law firm Roschier Attorneys advising clients on transactional, IP and technology related matters, including litigation and arbitration.

Eeva holds an LLM from Helsinki University. She is active in positions of trust within several professional organisations and groups in the fields of intellectual property and licensing. She is based in Finland and is fluent in Finnish, Swedish and English.

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Sir Robin Jacob

The Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob is Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law and director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London. He practiced at the...

The Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob is Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law and director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London. He practiced at the Intellectual Property Bar from 1967. From 1976 to 1981 he was the junior counsel for the Comptroller of Patents and for government departments in intellectual property. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981. He was appointed to the Bench in 1993 and from the outset was a designated patent judge. From 1997 to 2001 he was supervising Chancery judge for Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2003. He formally retired from the Court of Appeal in May 2011 to take up his current appointment. He continues to sit from time to time in Court of Appeal. He also acts as an arbitrator, mediator and expert witness on English or European law and is a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators. He is also appointed as an expert in relation to Top Level Domain name disputes handled by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

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David Kappos

David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. He is a leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices as well...

David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. He is a leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets.From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role, he advised the President, Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on IP policy matters. Mr. Kappos led the Agency in dramatically reengineering its entire management and operational systems and its engagement with the global innovation community. He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through passage and implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed into law by President Obama in September 2011.

Prior to leading the USPTO, Mr. Kappos held several executive posts in the legal department of IBM, the world’s largest patent holder. From 2003 to 2009, he served as the company’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property. In that capacity, he managed global intellectual property activities for IBM, including all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. During his more than 25 years at IBM, he also served in a variety of other roles including litigation counsel and Asia Pacific IP counsel, where he led all aspects of IP protection, including licensing, transactions support and M&A activity for the Asia/Pacific region.

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Yannis Katsoulacos

He is Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (www.aueb.gr), Dept. of Economic Science (1994 - ). Was the Chairman of the Department (2011 – 2015), University Vice-rector (2007...

He is Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (www.aueb.gr), Dept. of Economic Science (1994 - ). Was the Chairman of the Department (2011 – 2015), University Vice-rector (2007 – 2011) and Post-graduate Studies Director in Applied Economics and Finance (2000 - ).Holds a PhD and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

He was a Research Fellow of the prestigious London Centre of Economic Policy Research (CEPR, 1992 – 2001) and has published over 100 articles (over 35 in international, including leading, refereed scientific journals) and 10 books in Industrial Organisation, Competition Policy, the Economics of Technical Change and the New Economy.

He served as Commissioner of the Hellenic Competition Commission (1995 – 2005) and as a Member of the Greek National Committee of Economic Advisors (2002 - 2004).

He has been principal researcher or consultant for the CEU, the World Bank and EBRD in over 40 projects dealing with various aspects of micro-economic (competition, technology or environmental) policy since 1991.

He has extensive experience of over 15 years in Executive Training, teaching Competition Economics,  Microeconomics for Managers and Industrial Organization.

He is Senior Consultant for the European Competition Practice of CRA International (2011 - ) and, since 2006, has served as competition consultant for a large number of Greek and international corporations and Competition Authorities.
In 2005 he initiated and since then he is in charge for organizing the CRESSE Annual International Summer School and Conference in Competition and Regulation (www.cresse.info). CRESSE has also been organising a Lawyers’ Course in Competition Economics and Executive Training seminars in the areas of the economics of competition and regulation in many countries throughout the world.

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Thomas Kramler

Thomas Kramler is Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force in the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition. ...

Thomas Kramler is Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force in the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition.

Mr Kramler holds a law degree and a PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria. He has graduated with a Master's degree in European Community Law from the College of Europe (Bruges).

Previously Mr Kramler was deputy head of the unit responsible for antitrust cases in the information industries, internet and consumer electronics sectors.

Before joining the European Commission Mr Kramler worked as agent representing the Austrian government before the European Courts in Luxemburg.

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Alfonso Lamadrid

Alfonso Lamadrid is a lawyer at the EU and Competition Law Department of Garrigues (Brussels). He holds LLM degrees from Harvard Law School and the College of Europe and obtained a Law degree with...

Alfonso Lamadrid is a lawyer at the EU and Competition Law Department of Garrigues (Brussels). He holds LLM degrees from Harvard Law School and the College of Europe and obtained a Law degree with a specialization in EU Law (Summa cum laude) from San Pablo CEU University. He has extensive experience in all areas of competition law and advises clients active in a wide array of sectors, including technology, audiovisual, finance, transport, sports, telecommunications, energy and industrial products. Alfonso has a vast litigation experience, having acted on behalf of clients in over 60 cases before EU Courts. Chambers& Partners has consistently ranked him as the “Star Associate” for EU Competition law. He is also recommended by GCR/Who’sWho (“Most Highly Recommended Future Leader” for EU Competition, 2017), The Legal 500 (“Next Generation Lawyer” for Belgium/EU Competition), Best Lawyers, IFLR1000 and LMG’s Rising Stars. In 2018 he was among the 6 candidates shortlisted by the International Bar Association for the “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” Award. Alfonso has published extensively on international and EU competition law matters and is regularly invited to lecture and participate in specialized conferences. He is a Visiting Professor at the Brussels School of Competition and co-Director of the annual EU & Spanish Competition Law Course at the IEB (Madrid). In 2017 he was appointed a European Commission Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (Unilateral Conduct Working Group).

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Paul Lugard

Paul Lugard is a highly regarded EU and international competition lawyer. His practice focuses on complex merger review proceedings, investigations into alleged anticompetitive business practices...

Paul Lugard is a highly regarded EU and international competition lawyer. His practice focuses on complex merger review proceedings, investigations into alleged anticompetitive business practices and cartels. 

Over the past 20 years Mr. Lugard has successfully steered over 100 international mergers and joint ventures through the merger review process of the European Commission and government agencies around the world.  He has counseled some of the world's leading companies on strategic cooperation agreements, platform competition, distribution agreements, technology licensing agreements and standardization. 

Mr. Lugard was a senior vice president and the Head of Antitrust of Royal Philips Electronics  from 2005 until 2012.

Mr. Lugard is active in the development of international competition policy.  He is the Chair of the ICC Competition Commission and serves as a European Commission Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) and as Vice Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.  From 2011 until 2013 Mr. Lugard served as President of the Dutch Association for Competition law.

Mr. Lugard graduated in law in 1989 at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and in 1990 at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

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Miguel de la Mano

Dr. Miguel de la Mano is an Executive Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s European competition policy practice, based in Brussels. ...

Dr. Miguel de la Mano is an Executive Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s European competition policy practice, based in Brussels.

Before joining Compass Lexecon, Miguel de la Mano was Head of Economic Analysis and Evaluation at DG Internal Market. Since 2012, he led a team of experienced financial economists in support of the EU Commission's unprecedented regulatory overhaul of EU banking, insurance, and financial markets.

Miguel joined the European Commission in late 2000 as a competition economist. In 2003 he became a member of the newly created Chief Economist Team. He was appointed  Deputy Chief Economist in early 2009.  From October 2011 to May 2012 he was Acting Chief Economist at the UK Competition Commission.

He has co-drafted guidelines setting out the European Commission's analytical framework on merger control, vertical and horizontal agreements (Article 101) as well as single firm conduct (Article 102). He also co-drafted "guidelines on the submission on economic evidence" for DG COMP and the "new market investigation guidelines" for the former UK Competition Commission.

Over the last fifteen years, he has been closely involved in dozens of in-depth merger and antitrust investigations, at the fact-finding, analysis, and decision making stages. He has defended the EU Commission in several court proceedings and provided economic testimony to EU Courts in several high profile antitrust and merger cases. He has written articles on EU competition policy and financial market regulation, with the aim of shaping and guiding EU enforcement and policymaking.

He completed graduate studies in economics at the Institute for World Economics in Kiel, Germany, and the European Institute at Saarbrucken University, Germany. He conducted his Ph.D. research at Oxford University, UK.

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Giorgio Monti

Giorgio Monti is Professor of Competition Law at the Law Department and the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is also the Scientific Coordinator of...

Giorgio Monti is Professor of Competition Law at the Law Department and the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is also the Scientific Coordinator of the Florence Competition Programme, which provides judicial and executive training in the field of competition law: over 250 judges from nearly all Member States have received training here since 2011. He is the joint author of one of the major texts in European Union Law (Chalmers, Davies and Monti European Union Law: Text and Materials, a fourth edition of which is in preparation which will account for the impact of Brexit on the EU). He has published articles and book chapters across a range of topics in competition law and regulation. In 2015 he led a team of rapporteurs to prepare a study entitled ‘EU law and interest on damages for infringements of competition law: a comparative report’. It is the first major study on the various ways interest on damages for claims under competition law are is assessed.

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Matthew Newman

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about mergers, antitrust and cartel investigations. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 as a reporter for community newspapers in...

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about mergers, antitrust and cartel investigations. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 as a reporter for community newspapers in Massachusetts. He spent five months as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993. He then moved to Chicago and covered police, courts, and schools for the City News Bureau of Chicago. In 1995, he moved to New York City to work for Dow Jones Newswires, where he wrote about personal finance. He was transferred to Brussels in 1999 to cover European Union regulatory affairs. He specialized in trade, including the World Trade Organization’s talks in Seattle and Doha. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News at the Luxembourg-based European Union courts in 2004. He returned to Brussels in 2005 and became the antitrust correspondent. In 2010, he began working as a spokesman for Viviane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission for fundamental rights. While at the commission, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules. He began working at MLex in April 2012 and spent several months in Washington, DC writing about mergers. He spent a year studying French, history, and communications in Grenoble, France in 1988 and 1989 and is a graduate of Boston University with degrees in history and journalism. He earned a diploma in competition law from King’s College in 2016.

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Matthias Schneider

Dr. Matthias Schneider is the Chief Licensing Officer at Audi AG. He has been active in the area of IP management and licensing for many years. He was Vice President for IPR at Siemens...

Dr. Matthias Schneider is the Chief Licensing Officer at Audi AG. He has been active in the area of IP management and licensing for many years. He was Vice President for IPR at Siemens Communication Devices and BenQ Mobile and Global Head of Defensive Licensing at Nokia Corp. Matthias Schneider has played an important role in the development of the Siemens 2G and 3G patent licensing program and was the lead negotiator of numerous high-value licensing deals (offensive and defensive) for various companies. He has been an advisor of major telecom manufacturing companies and patent licensing entities. He is also the inventor of more than 20 granted patents related to user interface and communication technology. Matthias Schneider teaches courses on User Interface Design and Human Factors at the Technical University of Munich.

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Peter Stuckmann

Peter is managing the Commission’s policy on 5G communication systems ...

Peter is managing the Commission’s policy on 5G communication systems
and the related research and innovation programme. Before his appointment
as Head of Unit he was managing the office of the Director General of DG
CONNECT, Roberto Viola, coordinating the Commission’s digital policy initiatives.
The portfolio included Digital Single Market, Broadband Policy, Telecoms,
Media and Online Policy, the Copyright Reform as well as the EU ICT Research
and Innovation Programme. Between 2010 and 2014 he was Head of Sector
“Spectrum Policy”, was penholder of main elements of the Commission proposal
on the Telecom Single Market and the Roaming regulation, and was responsible
for the implementation of the EU telecom rules in Germany and Austria. Between
2005 and 2010 he coordinated the EU R&D programme leading to the 4G mobile
communications standards. Before joining the European Commission in 2004
he has occupied several engineering and management positions in industry,
academia and start-ups. He holds engineering and doctoral degrees from RWTH
Aachen University, Germany.

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Rochelle Toplensky

Rochelle Toplensky writes about antitrust, energy, environment and tax for the Financial Times and is based in Brussels. She previously lived in London and wrote for the Lex column. Prior to...

Rochelle Toplensky writes about antitrust, energy, environment and tax for the Financial Times and is based in Brussels. She previously lived in London and wrote for the Lex column. Prior to joining the FT, Rochelle worked in internet and telecom companies in the UK and as a chartered accountant in Canada.

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