Join Steptoe's Antitrust Group for a webinar discussing the EU Commission's recently announced consultation on replacing the Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations and its Horizontal Guidelines. These regulations exempt certain horizontal agreements from EU competition rules that prohibit anticompetitive agreements between competitors and are due to expire during the time of the new Commission. This will be the first in a series of webinars discussing hot topics and emerging issues in antitrust.
Date: Tuesday, December 3
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CEST
If you are unable to participate in the live webinar but would like to receive a link to the recording, please let us know by requesting here.
Industries on both sides of the Atlantic are facing challenges to meet new climate goals set out by the Paris Agreement, as well as the growing need for digital transformations to meet consumer trends. Should companies be able to collaborate with the aim to reduce carbon emissions, meet tougher environmental regulations, or advance digital technologies? To answer these questions the European Commission plans to launch a new round of detailed public consultations inviting stakeholders to comment on the functioning and scope of the Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations.
Topics for Discussion:
- Beginning with the why: Understanding the reasons behind the Commission's consultation and what the proposed guideline changes could mean for your company
- Making your voice heard: Effectively engaging with the Commission during the consultation process
- Identifying horizontal 'hotspots': Understanding potential 'hotspots' for revised guidelines in key sectors
- Crossing the Atlantic: US perspective, including potential reaction and engagement by US authorities
- David O'Sullivan, Senior Counselor and former EU Commission Secretary General and EU Ambassador to the US
- Charles Whiddington, Partner
- Damon Kalt, Partner and former DOJ Antitrust Division trial attorney
- Zanda Romata, Associate
CLE Credit Available:
- New York: 1.0 hour of CLE credit.
- California: 1.0 hour of CLE credit. No credit may be claimed for required CLE in legal ethics, recognition and elimination of bias in the legal profession, and competence issues.
- Illinois: 1.0 hour of General CLE credit.
If seeking CLE credit in other jurisdictions, please make note in your registration form.