Comparative Competition Law Conference

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You are invited to attend the “Comparative Competition Law Conference,” sponsored by CIDE and Alianza por la Competencia. This conference will bring together leading academics and legal practitioners to provide guidance on current developments in competition law in Mexico, the United States, EU and Latin America.

Professor Richard Whish, a leading competition law scholar from King’s College London, will provide a keynote speech. The event will include morning panel programs on issues in private enforcements and leading trends, as well as issues in global and Mexico-specific competition law. Lunch with be followed by an afternoon roundtable session that offers a practical perspective of competition issues using a trade association case study.

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A.C. (CIDE)
Auditorio Cuajimalpa
Carretera México-Toluca 3655
Col. Lomas de Santa Fe 01210
México, D.F.

Registration contact: 
Tel. +52 55 5727 9800 x2436/email:

Registration cost:
Ps$300. Students: Ps$100


9:00 a.m. Introductions from host, CIDE (Alain de Remes)
9:30 a.m. Panel I: Essential Facility Doctrine
Aitor Ortiz (CIDAC), moderator
Richard Whish (King’s College London)
Octavio Gutiérrez (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica)
Alexander Elbittar (CIDE)
Rodrigo Morales (Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey)
10:30 a.m. Q&A
10:45 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. Panel II: Global and Mexican Hot Topics in Competition Law
José Roldán (CIDE), moderator
Carlos Mena (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica)—Implementing the Reform: New Guidelines and the Investigations Agenda
Ana Paula Martinez (Levy & Salomão Advogados, Brazil)—Level of Sanctions and the Role of Compliance in Brazil
Iker Arriola (White & Case, Mexico)—Remedies on Concentrations
12:15 p.m. Q&A
12:35 p.m. Onsite lunch with keynote from Prof. Richard Whish, at approximately 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Panel III: Private Enforcement
Nicolas Lewin (Noguera Larrain & Dulanto, Chile), moderator
Peter Carney (White & Case, Washington, DC)—Global Cartels
Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola Chicago), Rise and Fall of the Antitrust Class Action
Pontus Lindfelt (White & Case, Brussels)—Private Damages for Breaches of EU Competition Law
Pablo Trevisan (Estudio Trevisan, Argentina)—The Challenge of Private Actions in Argentina
Miguel Flores (Greenberg Traurig, Mexico)—Private Actions in Mexico
3:30 p.m. Coffee break
3:45 p.m. Roundtable I & II: Using Trade Association Hypothetical & Compliance
Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola University), moderator
Ana Paula Martinez (Levy & Salomão Advogados, Brazil)
Pontus Lindfelt (White & Case, Brussels)
Nicolas Lewin (Noguera Larrain & Dulanto, Chile)
Lucía Ojeda (SAI, Mexico)
Peter Carney (White & Case, Washington, DC)
5:15 p.m. Closing remarks from “Alianza por la Competencia” (Aitor Ortiz)


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