Disrupting the Disruptors: A Fresh Look at Global Merger Review Involving Tech Sectors
11 AM EST
Thursday, January 24th, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
The global economy has been transformed by waves of innovative and sometimes disruptive technologies. Merger reviews involving tech sectors face challenging issues such as platform competition, big data, and rapid innovations. This panel brings together in-house counsel, economists and attorneys in the US, Europe and China to discuss recent developments in merger reviews involving the technology firms around the world. The panel will share their insights on methods to evaluate innovation effects, tools to assess competitive effects, and strategies to develop consistent and effective messages for cross-border reviews in multiple jurisdictions.
Elizabeth Wang, Compass Lexecon, Boston
• Rafique Bachour, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Brussels
• Michael Han, Fangda Partners, Beijing
• Eric Lipman, Uber, San Francisco
• Mike Keeley, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, Washington DC
Sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law International Antitrust Committee
Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law Central/East Asia & China Committee and International Intellectual Property Rights Committee.