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The Antitrust Law Section
Merger Control in Brazil:
Fundamentals and Latest Developments

Brazilian merger enforcement


Friday, October 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020 

1.0 hour of CLE - free for attorneys admitted in NY

RSVP now to sandra.amato@allenovery.com

*This event is complimentary, however, registration is required.

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Join us for a a breakfast panel focused on Brazilian merger enforcement. The discussion will cover the basics of a Brazilian filing, CADE’s standard of review, timing, negotiation of remedies, and the impact of review by other large jurisdictions. The panelists will also look back at some of the recent transactions that CADE has reviewed to shed light on developments and trends in merger control enforcement in Brazil.

Speakers:

Eduardo Frade - Partner, Vinicius Marques de Carvalho Advogadoes
Luis Nagalli - Partner, Camineti Bueno Advogados
Daniel Costa Rebello - Senior Associate, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

To learn more about the Antitrust Law Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell.    

 

 


WHAT M&A LAWYERS WANT ANTITRUST LAWYERS TO KNOW
MERGERS COMMITTEE ASSOCIATES SERIES

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Teleconference Information 
Conference Number: U.S. and Canada (toll free) 866-640-4044
Conference Code: 861301#

The NYSBA Antitrust Section Mergers Committee cordially invites you to the first program of our Associates Series – “What M&A Lawyers Want Antitrust Lawyers to Know.” Our distinguished panel of M&A attorneys will discuss the basics of M&A deals, how antitrust covenants interplay with other provisions in merger agreements, what they expect from antitrust lawyers working on their deals, and their war stories in negotiating antitrust provisions. This program will be hosted as a teleconference. 

The Mergers Committee Associates Series is a series of training programs put on by senior associates to help young antitrust lawyers excel in their practice.  

SPEAKERS:

Moderator
Aleksandr Livshits – Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Panelists
Corey Brown – Foley Hoag LLP
Griffin Doty – McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Jake Saifman – Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Please RSVP to Christina Ghazarian: Christina.Ghazarian@friedfrank.com

For more information about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.


Antitrust Law Section Trial Training Academy Program
Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building
26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center
New York City

October 29-31, 2018

This is a three-day trial techniques program that will teach, advance and improve the courtroom skills of young and new lawyers with an emphasis on direct participation. The program is intended to provide lawyers with an antitrust background the opportunity to hone their antitrust litigation skills. Attendees will participate in video workshops where students will present evidence, examine witnesses and make oral arguments.

Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Antitrust Law Section and the New York Bar Foundation.

Live CLE Program
Monday, October 29 – Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Jacob J. Javits Federal Office Building, 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center, NYC

27.5 MCLE Credits: 27.5 Skills

Antitrust Section Member: $75 
NYSBA Member:  $100 - includes one-year Antitrust Section membership
Non-Member: $300
Non-NYSBA Member: $350 – includes one-year NYSBA membership and one year Antitrust Section membership

Register Here

For more information about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

ANNUAL ANTITRUST SYMPOSIUM: REIMAGINING STAPLES/OFFICE DEPOT ACROSS BORDERS IN 2020: THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM?

Free archive webcast | Recorded December 9, 2016

Moderator  
William H. Rooney, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Counsel:
Cani Fernandez, Partner and Director of the Competition and EU Law Practice at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira 
Clifford H. Aronson, North American Leader – Antitrust and Competition, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Economists:
Dr. Russell Lamb, President, Monument Economics Group LLC
Dr. Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe 

“Federal Trade Commission Commissioner”
Bruce J. Prager, Partner (Retired), Latham & Watkins LLP 

“European Commissioner for Competition”
Rachel Brandenburger, Senior Advisor & Foreign Legal Consultant (admitted in England & Wales) to Hogan Lovells US LLP 

“Commissioner of the Canadian Competition Bureau”
Melanie Aitken, Co-Chair Canadian Competition and Foreign Investment Group, Managing Principal Washington DC Office, Bennett Jones LLP

Video available here:  http://cle.nysba.org/AM/CustomSource/OnlineCLE/index.cfm?ID=ANTIFA16&CFID=25559822&CFTOKEN=99486622 

For more about the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.  Not a member of the Antitrust Section? Dues are only only $35 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm) 

The Antitrust Law Section confers two service awards.  The William T. Lifland Service Award has been given since 1997 and was renamed in honor of its first recipient, William T. Lifland, in 2007.  The Distinguished Public Service Award was created in 2007.

William T. Lifland Service Award
The NYSBA Antitrust Law Section's William T. Lifland Award is made annually to a distinguished antitrust practitioner in recognition of his or her contributions and accomplishments in the field of antitrust and service to the Antitrust Section.  The Award is presented to the recipient by the Antitrust Section at its annual dinner.

Recipients
1997 – William T. Lifland
1998 – Irving Scher
1999 – Milton Handler
2000 – Eleanor M. Fox
2001 – Barry J. Brett
2003 – David Boies
2004 – Lloyd Constantine
2005 – Pamela Jones Harbour
2006 – Alan J. Weinschel
2007 – Martha E. Gifford
2008 – Barbara Anthony
2009 – Robert L. Hubbard
2010 – Steven M. Edwards
2011 – Ilene Knable Gotts
2012 – Stephen D. Houck
2013 – Molly S. Boast
2014 – Jay L. Himes
2015 – Bruce J. Prager
2016 – William H. Rooney 
2017 - Harry First
2018 - Professor Edward D. Cavanagh


Distinguished Public Service Award

The Public Service Award is made periodically and acknowledges those who have distinguished themselves not only as leading antitrust practitioners, but as individuals who have brought distinction to the antitrust bar as a whole by making significant leadership contributions to the public interest through their service to the bar and to society generally.  The Award is presented to the recipient by the Antitrust Section at its annual dinner.

Recipients
2007 – Ira M. Millstein
2008 – Joel Klein
2011 – Robert D. Joffe (posthumously)
2014 – Eleanor M. Fox
2017 - Hon. Paul A. Crotty

Recent Programs:

September 14, 2018 William Howard Taft Lecture "After Amex: Multi-Sided Markets, Anticompetitive Effects, and the Rule of Reason."  Lecture delivered by renowned antitrust law and economics Professors Herbert Hovenkamp and Dennis Carlton on the paradigm-shifting opinion in Ohio v. American Express.

September 12, 2018 Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee sponsored a program, "Your Corporate Client Received a Grand Jury Subpoena: What Should You Do Next?", with speakers Peter Chavkin, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; and Elizabeth Prewitt, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP.  Moderator Steven Tugander, U.S. DOJ, Antitrust Division.

June 26, 2018 Mergers Committee sponsored a program that focused on high-tech mergers and included discussions on the role of innovation, serial acquisitions, privacy as a competition issue, and data aggregation. Moderator was Illene Knable Gotts, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Speakers Aaron Hoag, Section Chief, Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division, DOJ; and William H. Efron, Director, Northeast Region, FTC.

June 14, 2018 Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee sponsored a panel entitled “No Poach Agreements: What the future Holds.” The panelist were Susannah P. Torpey, Partner, Winston & Strawn; Scott Martin, Partner, Hausfeld and Doha Mekki, Counsel to the AAG, US DOJ, Antitrust Division. The panel was moderated by Seth Farber, Partner, Winston & Strawn. 

May 30, 2018  Class Issues in Multi-Sided Markets with Dr. Michael I. Cragg, The Brattle Group, Principal and Chairman of The Brattle Group, discussing the complexities of class certification when issues regarding platform economics and two-sided markets are presented. 

April 26, 2018 Mergers Committee Presents: Hard Topics in Antitrust Risk Allocation

March 12, 2018  Mergers Committee and KLDiscovery Present: The Meaning of HSR Clearance 

December 7, 2017 Annual Antitrust Symposium:  Multi-Sided Markets: Smoke & Mirrors or Dynamic Competition?

September 12, 2017 Cartel Damages Claims: Economic Approaches to Estimating Overcharges, with James Reitzes, principal and chair of The Brattle Group’s competition group, discussing various methods of estimating overcharges arising from alleged collusion and identify pitfalls in methodology and execution

June 22, 2017 #Antitrust: Social Media Insights for Class Action Litigation, with Mark Pelofsky and Brenda Arnott-Wesson, of Voluble Insights for Litigation, and Prof. Kerin E. Coughlin of NYC College of Technology, discussing the various ways social media analysis can be used in antitrust class actions, and how attorneys can use it most efficiently and effectively.

June 20, 2017 first annual Diversity Fellowship Alumni Lunch

April 27, 2017  Class Action Committee Meeting on Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation, focusing on the class action reform bill winding its way through Congress.

March 2, 2017 presentation to Antitrust Section Mergers Committee by Janet Hui, JunHe, LLP and Zhao (George) Wang, JunHe, LLP discusing the Key Challenges Faced by Multinational Companies in China - An Antitrust Perspective.
Fundamentals and Latest Developments of China Merger Control Filing by Janet Hui |  Overview of Anti Monopoly Issues in Company Business by George Wang

December 9, 2016 Annual Antitrust Symposium: REIMAGINING STAPLES/OFFICE DEPOT ACROSS BORDERS IN 2020: THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM?  
View the recorded program here: http://cle.nysba.org/AM/CustomSource/OnlineCLE/index.cfm?ID=ANTIFA16 
Program Flyer

December 1, 2016 presentation to Antitrust Section Mergers Committee by Franco Castelli, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, and Cathleen Peterson, Kroll Ontrack discussing the Nuts and Bolts of Second Request Compliance.

October 19, 2016 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by David Kully of Holland & Knight, Elai Katz of Cahill Gordon, and Jennifer Selendy of Quinn Emmanuel will discuss the Second Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. American Express.

June 15, 2016 presentations to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Dan O'Brien, (now former) Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Trade Commission: Cross Ownership by Institutional Investors; and David Meyer of Morrison & Forester LLP: Overlapping Minority Ownership Positions, A Legal Perspective

May 18, 2016 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Hillary Greene, Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and Professor at University of Connecticut School of Law: Muzzling Antitrust: Information Products, Innovation, and Free Speech

February 18, 2016 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Vincius Marques de Carvalho, President, CADE (Brazil's competition authority): Snapshots of Competition Enforcement from Brazil

December 16, 2015 presentation to Antitrust Section Executive Committee by Jose Azar, Charles River Associates: Anti-Competitive Effects of Common Ownership

September 16, 2015 presentation to the Antitrust Section Executive Committee by FTC Northeast Region Director William H. Efron: FTC v. Cardinal Health, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 24, 2015), complaint and order discussed in FTC Northeast Region Director William H. Efron's Sept. 16, 2015 presentation to the Antitrust Section Executive Committee

November 18, 2015 presentation to the Antitrust Section Executive Committee by NY Attorney General Antitrust Bureau Chief Eric Stock: People of the State of NY v. Actavis ("Namenda") (2d Cir. May 28, 2015)

July 8, 2015 Summer Merger Program http://www.lawyerissue.com/u-s-agencies-take-a-tough-approach-to-merger-remedies/   

September 18, 2014 Class Action Committee CLE program Deciphering the FTAIA: Recent Developments in the Application of U.S. Antitrust Laws to Foreign Trade

June 5, 2014 panel discussion: Perspectives on Global Cartel Enforcement

May 20, 2014 Vertical Restraints Committee meeting

April 23, 2014 presentation by Kevin Caves, PhD (Economists Incorporated): Competition and Monopsony in Labor Markets Powerpoint slide presentation

April 1, 2014 Antitrust Law Section's Lunch with Antitrust Regulators  Video of Panel Discussion

March 6, 2014 Vertical Restraints Committee program"Feeling Blue: Antitrust Challenges to Health Insurers in the Post-Affordable Care Act World": St. Alphonsus v. St. Luke's Idaho Decision

January 30, 2014 Antitrust Law Section's Annual Meeting:

Antitrust Law Section's November 14, 2013 program "Antitrust Basics: An introduction for New Attorneys":  Basics of Antitrust - November 14, 2013 course materials 

Antitrust Law Symposium

The Antitrust Law Section Symposium is the published transcript of the Antitrust Law Section’s symposium held at NYSBA's Annual Meeting in January. Edited by Robert L. Hubbard and Arlene Leventhal at the New York Attorney General's office, the Symposium includes panel discussions and an annual review of antitrust developments. The Antitrust Law Section Symposium is published once per year and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

The Antitrust Law Section Symposium is published as a benefit for members of the Antitrust Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.

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