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2016 ICN Cartel Workshop

Novotel Madrid Center
Madrid, Spain
3 - 5 October, 2016

Enhancing Cartel Enforcement

 



 

Sunday, 2 October

1700 - 2000: Registration
Novotel Madrid Center
Calle O’Donnell, 53 Madrid

1930 - 2130: Welcome Reception
CNMC Headquarters
Calle Alcalá 47 Madrid
Shuttle Bus will leave from Hotel Novotel Madrid Center to CNMC at 19:00

 


 

Monday, 3 October

0800 – 0925: Registration
Novotel Madrid Center
Calle O’Donnell, 53 Madrid

0930 – 1000: Opening Session
Convención Ballroom I, II & III

Speakers:      

                      Dr. José María Marín Quemada
                      President
                      National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

                      ICN Cartel Working Group Subgroup 2 Co-Chairs:
                      

                                   Mr. Marcus Bezzi
                                   Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement
                                   Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

                                   Dr. Vladimir Kachalin
                                   Assistant/Advisor to the Head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of Russia

 


1000 – 1025: Coffee/Tea Break Hall


 

1030 – 1200: Plenary I: Investigative strategies and techniques
 Convención Ballroom I, II & III

Cartels are per se hidden activities, that is agreements that their members try to keep unseen/cover and whose detection only can be possible by means of using tools that allowed antitrust agencies to uncover their existence, bring it to light and effectively  prosecute, prove, judge and sanction. For that purpose all around the globe different competition authorities use different kinds of instruments to make possible the detection and investigation of cartels.

The panel will discuss about the different tools use for detection and investigation of cartels considering the diversity of legislations, prosecution systems (judicial/administrative/criminal), experience in cartel prosecution, or economic and cultural differences.  Leniency programs, dawn raids, covert investigation techniques, economic screens, case/ industry analysis or bid rigging prosecution and investigation features´ will be developed, showing the main areas of convergence and divergence among jurisdictions and the possibilities to improve the effective use of existing or new investigative tools.

 

Moderator:     

                       Mr. Eduardo Prieto Kessler
                       Competition Director
                       National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

Panellists:       

                       Mr. Marcus Bezzi
                       Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement
                       Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
                       
                       Ms. María Luisa Tierno Centella
                       Deputy Head of Unit G2, Cartels
                       Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission
                                  
                       Mr. Hiroshi Yamada
                       Deputy Secretary General for International Affairs
                       Japan Fair Trade Commission

                       Mr. Ragunath Kesavan
                       Commission Member
                       Malaysian Competition Commission
                       
                       Ms. Mbanangwa Naomi Moyo Fulaza
                       Chief Investigator, Cartels and Restricitve Practices
                       Competition and Consumer Protection Authority, Zambia

 

1200 – 1325: Lunch Restaurant: Lima

 

1330 – 1500: Simultaneous Mini Plenary Sessions

Mini Plenary 1: Achieving an efficient and effective leniency programme
Convención Ballroom II

This mini plenary will explore the factors contributing to efficient and effective leniency programmes, including the need to maintain the incentives of the leniency programme and the role of corporate and private advisors in formulating leniency applications.

 

Moderator:     

                       Ms. Isabel López Gálvez 
                        Head of Cartels and Leniency Unit, Competition Directorate
                        National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

Panellists:       

                       Mr. Subrata Bhattacharjee
                       Partner
                       Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Canada
           
                       Mr. Gorka Navea Gomez 
                       Deputy Head of Unit, Cartels
                       Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission
                       
                       Ms. Akari Yamamoto 
                       Chief Investigator Leniency Programme
                       Japan Fair Trade Commission

                       Ms. Stephanie Panayi
                       Deputy Director, Legal and Enforcement
                       Competition Commission of Singapore

 

Mini Plenary 2: Formal tools for detection of cartels, including the use of dawn raids, statutory powers, and covert investigation techniques (AGENCY ONLY SESSION) Convención Ballroom III

This is an agency only session. The session will explore the use of dawn raids (including preparation and planning), surveillance devices and telecommunications intercepts, statutory powers requiring production of documents, information, or compulsory interviews, as well as the interplay between civil and criminal cartel investigations

 

Moderator:     

                       Ms.Eva Pelayo
                        Head of Services Unit, Competition Directorate
                        National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain
                       
Panellists:        

                       Ms. Jane Lin
                        Director Enforcement
                        Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

                        Ms. Beatrix Krauskopf
                        Team Leader Dawn Raids
                        Austrian Competition Authority

                        Ms. Hila Cohen
                        Lawyer
                        Israel Antitrust Authority

                        Mr. Francisco R. Téllez
                        General Director of the Anti-Cartel Division
                        Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico
                       

 

Mini Plenary 3:  Tools to fight bid-rigging cartels: public procurement screening and training programmes
Convencion Ballroom I

This mini plenary will explore approaches to public procurement screening and cartel awareness and identification training programmes, as well as formal and informal cooperation mechanisms between competition agencies and public procurement agencies and other domestic government bodies in fighting cartels.

 

Moderator:     

                       Mr. John Kirkpatrick
                        Senior Director Advocacy
                        United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority

Panellists:        
                        Mr. Philip Monaghan
                        Executive Director (General Counsel)
                        Competition Commission Hong Kong

                        Mr. Renato Ferrandi 
                        Senior Officer, International Affairs
                        Italian Competition Authority

                        Mr. Yonghun Lim 
                        Deputy Director, Bid-Rigging Investigation Division
                        Korea Fair Trade Commission

                        Ms. Dina Lurje
                        Council Member
                        Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania
                       

 


1500 – 1525: Coffee/Tea Break   Hall 


 

1530 – 1700: Simultaneous Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1: Leniency, leniency Plus and penalty Plus: recent experiences and lessons learned to create incentives for the complete “cleaning” of a company Oslo Meeting Room

This session will focus on some of the main issues regarding leniency programmes with some illustration of real-life cases, with a particular focus on evidentiary standards, incentives, leniency plus/penalty plus mechanisms and the interplay between leniency and damage actions/criminal prosecution.

Discussion leaders:    
                                 Ms. Amanda Athayde Linhares Martins 
                                 Chief of Staff
                                 Administrative Council for Economic Defense, Brazil
 
                                 Ms. Anne Krenzer
                                 Leniency Officer
                                 Autorité de la concurrence, France

                                 Mr. Gian Luca Zampa 
                                 Partner
                                 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Italy
                                
                                 Ms. Songrim Koo 
                                 Senior Deputy Director
                                 International Cartel Division, Korea Fair Trade Commission

                                 Ms. Kalina Tulley
                                 Assistant Chief, Chicago Office
                                 United States Department of Justice

 

Breakout Session 2: Cartel leads/informants: experiences, challenges and difficulties (including challenges in obtaining reliable evidence) [AGENCY-ONLY SESSION] Paris Meeting Room

This is an agency-only session. This session will explore challenges competition authorities face when dealing with cartel leads/informants and present new tools agencies introduced to address these challenges. The Dutch ACM launched a communications offensive against illegal cartel agreement under the title “Cartels never go unnoticed”, the German Bundeskartellamt introduced a standardized whistleblowing system that ensures the anonymity of the informant, the Hungarian Competition Authority introduced an informant reward system and the U.S. Department of Justice expanded its toolbox for the detection of cartels with an “amnesty plus” incentive which is reinforced by the threat of “penalty plus”.

Discussion leaders:   

                                 Ms. Frederike Finke
                                 International Competition Matters
                                 Bundeskartellamt, Germany
                                
                                 Mr. Ádám Remetei- Filep
                                 International Section
                                 Hungarian Competition Authority

                                 Mr. Stijn van den Broek
                                 Head of Detection Unit
                                 The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

                                 Mr. Khotso Modise
                                 Cartels Principal Investigator
                                 Competition Commission of South Africa
                                
                                 Ms. Emma Burnham
                                 Trial Attorney, Washington Criminal I Section
                                 United States Department of Justice

 

Breakout Session 3: Challenges related to evidence gathering after dawn raids and other formal investigation tools
Madrid & Viena Meeting Rooms

This session will explore the increasing sophistication of cartels, methods of dealing with large databases and terabytes of data (including electronic searches), innovative search techniques or approaches to gather documents efficiently and economically, and how to keep your file manageable.

Discussion leaders: 
                                 Ms. Jane Lin
                                 Director Enforcement NSW and Serious Cartels
                                 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

                                 Mr. Gideon Mokaya
                                 Manager, Enforcement and Compliance
                                 Competition Authority of Kenya
                                
                                 Mr. Pedro Bom
                                 General Director of Investigation
                                 Portuguese Competition Authority

                                 Mr. Mfundo Ngobese
                                 Cartels Division Principal
                                 Competition Commission of South Africa

                                 Mr. Peter Alstergren
                                 Senior Advisor, Cartels and Mergers Unit
                                 Swedish Competition Authority

 

Breakout Session 4: The use of indirect evidence in cartel cases, including in leniency cases: how to make stronger cases
Caracas, La Paz & Bahía Meeting Rooms

This breakout session will explore the use of indirect evidence in cartel cases including circumstantial evidence, as well as experiences and challenges in the initiation of ex officio and leniency investigations.

Discussion leaders:    
                                 Mr. Jindrich Kloub
                                 Case Handler, Cartels Division
                                 Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission

                                 Ms. Laura A. Méndez
                                 Deputy General Director
                                 Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico
                                
                                 Ms. Hsuan Hung
                                 Section Chief
                                 Fair Trade Commission, Taiwan
                                
                                 Ms. Li-Ya Wu
                                 Officer
                                 Fair Trade Commission, Taiwan
                                
                                 Mr. Tai S. Milder
                                 Trial Attorney, Antitrust Division
                                 United States Department of Justice
                      

 

Breakout Session 5: Making a leniency application: triggering factors and strategy (NGA Panel)
Londres Meeting Room

In this session Discussion Leaders and Participants will consider the factors that drive companies and legal counsel to apply for leniency –or not- in a multi-jurisdictional context. The discussion will focus on issues that act as incentives or disincentives for companies to enter a leniency program, focusing on the practical concerns of all stakeholders involved in the ‘application decision’. The session will draw on both local and multi-jurisdictional case-situations, and will try to elicit some proposals to increase incentives for future applications. 

Discussion leaders:   
                                 Mr. Luke Woodward
                                 Partner
                                 Gilbert + Tobin, Australia

                                 Mr. Marc Hansen
                                 Partner, Latham & Watkins,
                                 Belgium

                                 Mr. José Alexandre Buaiz Neto
                                 Partner
                                 Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Brazil

                                 Mr. Felipe Serrano Pinilla
                                 Former Head Antitrust Advisor and Deputy Superintendent Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, Colombia

                                 Mr. Yoshihiro Sakano
                                 Attorney-at-Law
                                 City-Yuwa Partners, Japan


2030 Cocktail, AEDC, Club Financiero Genova
(Calle Marqués de la Ensenada, 14-16 Madrid)

 


 

Tuesday, 4 October

 0900 – 1030: Plenary II: Public and private enforcement - challenges
Convención Ballroom I, II &III

This session will provide an overview of private enforcement in the jurisdictions of our panellists and will discuss a number of challenges, including:

  • Are incentives for leniency at risk if countries develop an aggressive private enforcement policy?
  • Should the fining policy for public enforcement take into account the likelihood of successful damages claims?
  • Is private enforcement at risk if the competition authorities rely extensively on commitment decisions to close a cartel investigation?
  • Can competition authorities facilitate private actions through their public enforcement efforts and/or their involvement in the trial?

 

Moderator:        
                        Mr. Antonio Capobianco
                         Senior Competition Expert
                         Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Panelists:           
                        Mr. David Viros
                         Chief of Staff
                         Autorité de la concurrence, France

                        Mr. Jeremy J. Caslyn
                        Partner
                        Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, United States

                        Dr. Katharina Krauß
                        Head of Special Unit for Combating Cartels
                        Bundeskartellamt, Germany

                        Mrs. Maria João Melicias 
                        Member of the Board
                        Portuguese Competition Authority

 


1030 – 1055: Coffee/Tea Break Hall


 

1100 – 1230: Simultaneous Mini Plenary Sessions

Mini Plenary 4: Public enforcement - settlement
Convención Ballroom III

This mini plenary will explore the use of settlement in enforcement proceedings in different jurisdictions, including the challenges and opportunities presented by settlement negotiations, and whether settlement could be made more effective.


Moderator:       
                        Mr. Justin Oliver
                        Partner
                        Minter Ellison, Australia

Panellists:        
                        Mr. Eric Van Ginderachter

                        Director, Cartels
                        Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission

                        Mr. Pedro Bom
                        General Director of Investigation
                        Portuguese Competition Authority

                        Mr. Joaquím Hortalá
                        Head of Legal Department
                        National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

                        Mr. Kristian Hugmark
                        Partner
                        Roschier, Sweden

 

Mini Plenary 5: Extra-territorial antitrust enforcement – how and why?
Convención Ballroom I

This session will explore issues of extra-territorial antitrust enforcement - when is enforcement extraterritorial under the law? What is our experience in undertaking such enforcement? What are the common challenges of extra-territorial enforcement? What role is there for Agency discretion? How does a private claimant secure damages in an extraterritorial case?

 

Moderator:     
                        Mr. Michael Corrigan
                        Partner
                        Clayton Utz, Australia
                      
Panellists:        
                       Mr. Marcus Bezzi
                        Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement
                        Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

                        Ms. Amanda Athayde Linhares Martins
                        Chief of Staff
                        Administrative Council for Economic Defense, Brazil

                        Mr. Antonio Capobianco
                        Senior Competition Expert
                        Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

                        Mr. Christopher M. Ries
                        Global Antitrust and Indirect Sales Counsel
                        Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, United States


                                   

Mini Plenary 6: Private enforcement – developments and challenges
Convención Ballroom II

This mini plenary will explore new developments and challenges in private cartel enforcement, including balancing the incentives for a strong leniency programme and private cartel enforcement.

Moderator:      
                        Dr. Vladimir Kachalin
                        Assistant/Advisor to the Head          
                        Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of Russia

Panellists:        
                        Mr. Yoshihiro Sakano 
                        Attorney-At-Law
                        City-Yuwa Partners, Japan
                       
                        Ms. Anke Prompers
                        Head of Litigation
                        The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

                        Ms. Evelyne Ameye 
                        Founding Partner
                        Evelyne Ameye Legal Services, Turkey
                        Ms. Sarretta McDonough
                        Of Counsel
                        Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, United States        

 

1230 – 1355: Lunch Break   Restaurant: Lima

1400 – 1535: Simultaneous Breakout Sessions

           
Breakout Session 6: Building an investigation unit (AGENCY ONLY SESSION)
Viena & Madrid Meeting Rooms

This is an agency-only session. This session will explore the skills and competencies sought within an investigations unit; how a unit may interact with other internal teams and external teams; the use of technology; and challenges facing newer agencies. The discussion will also consider what may have failed or required adaption in building an investigation unit - what did we learn?

Discussion leaders:     
                                 Mr. Andrew D. Smyth
                                   Competition Law Officer
                                   Competition Bureau, Canada

                                   Mr. Jens Larsen Underbjerg
                                   Deputy Head of Division
                                   Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

                                   Mr. Tim Lear
                                   Executive Director Operations
                                   Competition Commission Hong Kong

                                   Mr. Michiel Denkers
                                   Director of Competition
                                   The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

                                   Mr. Grant Chamberlain
                                   Team Leader, Cartel Investigations
                                   New Zealand Commerce Commission

                                   Ms. Carmen Cerdá
                                   Deputy Head of Unit, Competition Directorate,
                                   National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

 

Breakout Session 7: Achieving procedural fairness/due process in cartel investigations whilst maintaining efficiency and effectiveness
Caracas, La Paz & Bahía Meeting Rooms

Procedural fairness during cartel investigations safeguards the effective exercise of the rights of defence of the investigated parties. However, at the same time it may also entail significant costs in terms of procedural efficiencies and resources for both agencies and companies. This session will explore ways to balance the requirements of procedural fairness/due process against the need of maintaining an efficient and effective cartel investigation with the focus on the following topics:

  • rights of defence during dawn-raids/inspections (including LPP);
  • the right against self-incrimination during cartel investigations;
  • raising objections and granting access to file to investigated parties;
  • due process issues relating to leniency and settlements; and
  • the right to a fair trial & judicial review.

Discussion leaders:     
                                  Ms. Maria Luisa Tierno Centella
                                   Deputy Head of Unit G2, Cartels
                                   Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission

                                   Ms. Anne-Sophie Delhaise
                                   Advisor for European Affairs
                                   Autorité de la concurrence, France
                                  
                                   Mr. Atsushi Yamada
                                   Partner
                                   Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Japan
                                  
                                   Ms. Pia Ödqvist
                                   Senior Case Officer
                                   Swedish Competition Authority
                                  
                                   Mr. Yüksel Kaya
                                   Advisor
                                   ENRE, Energy, Competition and Regulation Consultancy, Turkey

 

Breakout Session 8: Retos y problemas procedimentales en la realización de las inspecciones (en castellano) (Sólo agencias) [Session in Spanish - Dawn raids: procedural challenges (AGENCY ONLY SESSION)]  
Paris Meeting Room

This session will explore procedural challenges encountered during the planning, preparation, and execution of dawn raids, with a focus on preparations undertake before conducting a dawn raid, during the execution of the dawn raid and after the dawn raid.

 

Discussion leaders:     
                                 Mr. Felipe García Pineda
                                   Head Advisor to the Superintendent
                                   Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, Colombia

                                   Mrs. Geraldina Leiva Montoya
                                   Lawyer
                                   Anticompetitive Practices, El Salvador Competition Superintendence

                                   Mr. Alberto Ramos Diego
                                   Director, Cartel Division
                                   Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico

                                   Mr. Jordi Fornells
                                   Head of Unit, Competition Directorate
                                   National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

 

Breakout Session 9: Relationships between agencies and their prosecutors [AGENCY ONLY SESSION]
Londres Meeting Room

This session will explore the relationships between NCAs and their prosecutors, presentation of cartel evidence to a jury.

Discussion leaders:   
                                 Mr. Marcus Bezzi
                                   Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement
                                   Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

                                   Mr. Jim Marshall
                                   Deputy Chief Federal Prosecutor
                                   Public Prosecution Service of Canada

                                   Mr. Leo Farmer
                                   Legal Counsel
                                   New Zealand Commerce Commission

                                   Ms. Maureen Banda
                                   Director Legal and Corporate Affairs
                                   Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Zambia

 

Breakout Session 10: International coordination to increase the efficiency of multi-jurisdiction cartel investigations
Oslo Meeting Room

This session will discuss the exchange of information between NCAs in multi-jurisdictional civil and criminal cartel investigations, mechanisms to promote sharing of information, as well as making investigations faster and less costly.

Discussion leaders:     
                                 Ms. Anne Krenzer
                                   Leniency Officer
                                   Autorité de la concurrence, France

                                   Mr. Hiroshi Nakazato 
                                   Director, Planning Office, Investigation Bureau
                                   Japan Fair Trade Commission

                                   Mr. Antonio Capobianco
                                   Senior Competition Expert
                                   Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

                                   Ms. Cindy Chang
                                   Senior Assistant Director (Legal & Enforcement)
                                   Competition Commission of Singapore

                                   Mr. Mehluli Nxumalo
                                   Cartels Investigator
                                   Competition Commission of South Africa

 


1530 – 1555: Coffee/Tea Break Hall


 

1600 – 1730: Plenary III: Sanctions and tools for deterrence  
Convención Ballroom I, II & III

This session will discuss new or current issues in deterring and sanctioning cartels, including fines, compliance programmes, plea bargains, administrative resolutions and the intersection of anti-cartel and anti-corruption actions.

Moderator:     
                        Ms. María Ortiz
                       Member of the Council
                       National Commission for Markets and Competition, Spain

Panelists:       
                        Mr. Diogo Thomson de Andrade
                      Deputy Superintendent
                      Administrative Council for Economic Defense, Brazil
           
                      Mr. Carlos Mena-Labarthe
                      Chief Prosecutor
                      Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico

                      Mr. Chris Fonteijn
                      Chairman of the Board
                      The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

                      Mr. Makgale Mohlala
                      Cartels Division Manager
                      Competition Commission of South Africa
                       
                      Mr. Marvin Price
                      Director of Criminal Enforcement
                      United States Department of Justice

 

2030 – 2300: Social Event/Dinner – El Prado Museum
Entrance Gate: Los Jerónimos. (Calle Ruiz de Alarcón, 23)
Shuttle bus will leave from Hotel Novotel Madrid Center to Prado Museum at 2000

 


 

 Wednesday, 5 October

0930 – 1100: Simultaneous "Mini" Plenary sessions
 

Mini Plenary 7: Sanctions, remedies and damage redress

Convención Ballroom III

This mini plenary will explore issues in sanctioning cartels, limits of plea agreements or settlements in cartel cases. More broadly, how to sanction cartels effectively: whether administrative resolutions may be appropriate or whether cartel enforcement should be an “all or nothing” approach.

Moderator:      
                       Ms. Monique van Oers

                       Director, Legal Affairs
                      The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

Panellists:      
                       Ms. Anne-Sophie Delhaise
                      Advisor for European Affairs
                      Autorité de la concurrence, France

                      Mr. Luis García Santos Coy
                      Partner
                      Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, Mexico

                      Ms. Stephanie Panayi 
                      Deputy Director
                      Legal and Enforcement
                      Competition Commission of Singapore
                       
                     Dr. Javier García-Verdugo
                     Chief Economist
                     National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

 

Mini Plenary 8: The intersection between cartel enforcement and the fight against corruption

Convención Ballroom I

Collusion and corruption often go hand in hand, but prosecutions often are handled separately. Panellists will explore the reach and intersection of antitrust and anticorruption laws. When and why do enforcers collaborate in fighting collusion and corruption, and how does it impact strategies for investigating, defending and settling cases? 

Moderator:    
                       Mr. Stéphane Hould
                      Deputy Commissioner Cartels Directorate
                      Competition Bureau, Canada

Panellists:       
                       Ms. Hila Cohen
                      Lawyer
                      Israel Antitrust Authority
           
                      Mr. Carlos Mena-Labarthe
                      Chief Prosecutor
                      Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico

                      Mr. Makgale Mohlala
                      Cartels Division Manager
                      Competition Commission of South Africa

                      Mr. Devon Mahoney
                      Supervisory Special Agent
                      United States Federal Bureau of Investigation     

   

Mini Plenary 9: Fine setting: considerations and methodologies
Convención Ballroom II

In this session, the panel will further develop work recently commenced by the CWG to update the ICN's report on “Setting of Fines for Cartels in ICN jurisdictions”.  Drawing on experience across a number of jurisdictions, the panel will review the issues involved in sanctioning cartels, including the objectives and underlying principles of fine setting, the bases for determining fines, limits of fines, aggravating and mitigating factors, interaction with other types of sanctions on cartels and interaction with settlement and plea agreements.

Moderator:     
                       Mr. Ross Zaurrini
                        Partner
                        Ashurst, Australia

Panellists:       
                        Mr. Daniel Andreoli
                        Partner
                        TozziniFreire Advogados, Brazil

                       Mr. Gerald Miersch
                       Head of Unit, Cartels
                       Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission

                       Mr. Takujiro Kono
                       Senior Investigator
                       Japan Fair Trade Commission

                       Mr. Terence Minishi
                       Analyst, Enforcement and Compliance
                       Competition Authority of Kenya

                       Ms. Basak Tekcam
                       Agency Enforcer
                       Turkish Competition Authority

 


1100 – 1125: Coffee/Tea Break Hall


 

1130 – 1300: Simultaneous Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 12: Compliance activities and priorities, including promoting compliance to prevent collusion
Caracas, La Paz & Bahía Meeting Rooms

This session will explore new, effective or innovative compliance activities, including discussion of compliance priorities, early intervention, education and promotion, features of sound compliance programmes, the role of NCAs in corporate compliance programmes.

Discussion leaders:     
                                 Mr. Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto

                                   Partner
                                   Pereira Neto, Macedo Advogados and FGV Law School, Brazil

                                   Mr. Kohei Yamamoto
                                   Deputy Director, Investigation Bureau
                                   Japan Fair Trade Commission

                                   Dr. Luis Ortiz Blanco
                                   Partner
                                   Garrigues, Spain

                                   Ms. Lucília Falsarella-Pereira 
                                   Assistant Director, Cartel Enforcement
                                   United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority

 

Breakout Session 13: Innovative remedies
Madrid & Viena Meeting Rooms

This session aims to encourage participants to engage with ideas about innovative remedies for cartel conduct. Examples discussed will include remedies applicable to corporations and individuals, such as disqualification orders, adverse publicity orders, monitoring and auditing, exclusion from public procurement processes and incarceration. The conversation will consider not only the remedies themselves, but also what drives the search for new remedies and what limits constrain this search.

Discussion leaders:     
                                 Mr. Michael Corrigan
                                   Partner
                                   Clayton Utz, Australia

                                   Ms. Sharon Burnett
                                   Competition Law Officer, Cartels Directorate
                                   Competition Bureau, Canada

                                   Mr. Iker Arriola
                                   Partner
                                   White & Case LLP, Mexico

                                   Mr. Michiel Denkers
                                   Director of Competition
                                   The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

                                   Mr. Sergio Sinovas 
                                   Deputy Head of Unit, Competition Directorate
                                   National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

 

Breakout Session 14: Procedimiento y criterios para la fijación de las multas (en castellano) [Session in Spanish – Fine setting: criteria for calculation]
Londres Meeting Room

This session will explore the rules and criteria for calculation of fines in cartel cases.

Discussion leaders:   
                                 Mr. Felipe García
                                 Head Advisor to the Superintendent
                                 Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, Colombia

                                 Ms. Geraldina Leiva Montoya
                                 Lawyer, Anticompetitive Practices
                                 El Salvador Competition Superintendence  

                                 Mr. Alberto Ramos Diego
                                 Director, Cartel Division
                                 Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico

                                 Mr. Diego Castro-Villacañas
                                 Deputy Head of the Legal Service
                                 National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

 

Breakout Session 15: Criminalisation of antitrust infringements in administrative jurisdictions: Yes or No? When and How? 
Paris Meeting Room

This session will focus on some of the main issues and challenges regarding criminalisation of antitrust infringement, including

  • What do we mean for criminalisation of competition law enforcement? And why?
  • The interplay between administrative proceedings and criminal proceedings
  • The implications on leniency programmes of cartel criminalisation
  • Pros and cons of criminalisation of antitrust infringements

Discussion leaders:   
                                 Mr. David Viros
                                 Chief of Staff to the President
                                 Autorité de la concurrence, France

                                 Mr. Gian Luca Zampa
                                 Partner
                                 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Italy

                                 Ms. Laura A. Méndez
                                 Deputy Director General, Cartel Division
                                 Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico

                                 Ms. Cani Fernández
                                 Partner
                                 Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Spain

                                 Mr. Stephen Blake
                                 Senior Director, Cartels and Criminal
                                 United Kingdom Competition and Markets Authority

 

1315 – 1345: Closing Remarks and Completion of Feedback Forms   
 Convención Ballroom I, II & III

Speakers:      
                        Mr. Eduardo Prieto Kessler
                       Competition Director
                       National Authority for Markets and Competition, Spain

                       ICN Cartel Working Group Subgroup 2 Co-Chairs:                             

                                 Mr. Marcus Bezzi
                                 Executive General Manager, Competition Enforcement
                                 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

                                 Dr. Vladimir Kachalin
                                 Assistant/Advisor to the Head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of Russia

 


1345 – 1500: Lunch Restaurant: Lima


 Workshop concludes