On February 8, 2017, the American Antitrust Institute will host its first International Antitrust Roundtable "Critical Issues in Global Antitrust: Comity, Intellectual Property, and Due Process." Experts from business, academia, law, and government in the U.S. and abroad will discuss major competition enforcement and policy issues on the global antitrust agenda.
As competition enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad revise their international and/or intellectual property (IP) guidelines, and a new administration takes over in Washington, it is an opportune time to survey a number of issues and controversies. These include the extraterritorial and overlapping application of U.S. and foreign competition law, as well as some of the critical IP/competition issues facing antitrust authorities around the globe. In the process, the Roundtable will take stock of growing concerns over foreign jurisdictions’ due process standards (or lack thereof). These not only raise independent “good governance” issues but also may influence the debate over comity and substantive international antitrust and IP standards.
The Roundtable will consist of an introductory review of key developments in the year, three panels, and a keynote luncheon address. Each panel is followed by a moderated discussion among the panelists and the audience. Register here before February 1.
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