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Webinar: Economics of horizontal mergers for competition law in practice (Recorded date - 15 March 2016)

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Attend this webinar led by Stephen Lewis, from RBB Economics, who has extensive experience with mergers raising both horizontal and vertical concerns before the EC Commission and UK competition authorities

Why listen?

Attend this webinar led by Stephen Lewis, from RBB Economics, who has extensive experience with mergers raising both horizontal and vertical concerns before the EC Commission and UK competition authorities and you will:

  • Gain a practical exploration of the economics of horizontal mergers for competition law
  • Understand the economic principles of merger control and how economics can be applied to merger assessment in practice
  • Obtain an overview of the economic foundations of horizontal merger assessment, and of the analytical techniques and evidence used to appraise the competitive impact of this broad class of merger in practice

The webinar covers:

  • the role of economics and economists in merger assessment
  • the economic principles that underlie unilateral effects concerns arising from horizontal mergers
  • the assessment of unilateral effects in practice, including a discussion of the “price pressure” tests that are increasingly used by competition authorities and some of the common empirical techniques used to assess ‘closeness of competition’
  • coordinated effects in theory and practice

Who should participate?

Competition lawyers and junior lawyers who do not have a background in economics but that wish to gain an understanding of the economic principles of merger control and how economics can be applied to merger assessment in practice.

Speaker

Stephen Lewis is a Principal based in the London office of RBB Economics. Since joining RBB in 2005, he has worked on mergers raising both horizontal and vertical concerns before the EC Commission and UK competition authorities, and has been a key member of the RBB team advising Google on competition matters. He has also advised clients in a number of litigation and arbitration cases involving both Article 101 and Article 102 disputes. His experience covers a range of sectors, including shipping, aerospace, leisure travel, advertising, microprocessors, retailing, live entertainment, motor vehicle manufacturing, mobile operating systems and online search. Stephen studied economics at Oxford University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, where he also taught undergraduate courses in economic theory.

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Benefits of Membership*

Competition Section renewals

The Competition Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Compliance and regulation
  • Brexit
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Damages actions
  • Mergers
  • Cartel enforcement
  • Dawn Raids
  • Sector Inquiries

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Podcasts, Conference, Annual Dinner, Webinars and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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