Merger Control in Dynamic Markets

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Merger Control in Dynamic Markets

Merger Control in Dynamic Markets

About the speakers
  • Henri Piffaut
    Henri Piffaut
    Vice President at Autorité de la concurrence
    Henri Piffaut is a Vice President of French Competition Authority. He is a former Adviser to the Deputy Director General for mergers at DG Competition of the European Commission. He has spent most of his career in the competition policy field. During the academic year 2016/17 he served as a fellow at Harvard University where he pursued research on the interaction of competition policy and platform industries. He has been a head of unit for merger control and for conduct cases. Both at DG Competition and in the private sector he dealt with pay-for-delay cases in the pharmaceutical industry, conduct and merger cases in the energy, payment systems, IT and telecom industries, State intervention in the transport industry and merger cases in a variety of industries. He holds degrees in science and engineering, political science and economics.
  • Andreas Kafetzopoulos
    Andreas Kafetzopoulos
    Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Andreas Kafetzopoulos focuses on European and international antitrust/competition law. Mr. Kafetzopoulos provides strategic advice to multinational corporations on complex cross-border merger control cases and multijurisdictional cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. He also advises clients on the antitrust aspects of joint venture and cooperation agreements, license and technology transfer agreements, supply and distribution agreements, and global compliance programs. Mr. Kafetzopoulos represents clients before the European Commission, the European courts and major antitrust regulators around the world. His experience covers a diverse range of industries, including aviation, information and communication technology, insurance, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and petrochemicals, nuclear energy, renewables, mining, automotive and engineering. In recognition of his work, he has been named to Who’s Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders.
  • David Dauchez
    David Dauchez
    Counsel - Antitrust & Competition at Uber
    David is Antitrust and Competition Counsel at Uber. Prior to joining Uber, David was an associate in Hogan Lovells Brussels office where he advised on EU law, including competition, state aid, merger control and cartels. David also gained expertise in EU litigation at the General Court where he worked as a référendaire in the vice-president's cabinet.

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