July 23, 2018

ABA Section of Antitrust Law to host Global Seminar Series in Brazil on July 12

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2018 — The American Bar Association Section for Antitrust Law will host its Global Seminar Series: Brasilia and focus on the topic, Divergence in Dominance: Experimentation Toward a Possible “Third Way,” on July 12 in Brasilia, Brazil. The Global Series are sessions on competition and consumer protection presented to provide a method of information exchange and networking globally.

Global Seminar Series: Brasilia
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 2-5:30 p.m.

CADE Offices
De Utilidade public North – SEPN
515 Entrequadra, set D, lot 4 building Carlos Taurisano
Brasilia - DF

Following opening remarks by ABA Section of Antitrust Law chair Jonathan M. Jacobson and

Alexandre Barreto de Souza, president of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense

(CADE), there will be two primary sessions. Each will be followed by a discussion.

2:15-3:15 p.m.: “MNF Clauses on Digital Platforms: Possible Harm to Competition” — Panelists will focus on the effects of most favored nation clauses when applied to OTAs and other digital platforms under Brazilian law, assess the effects and possible efficiencies of these contractual provisions and draw analysis parameters for concrete cases. The panel will also comment on similarities and differences in enforcement approaches in other jurisdictions.

4-5 p.m.: “The Role of Innovation” — This panel will explore the approaches to exclusionary effects analysis under Brazilian and Chilean law in cases in which innovation, product design and intellectual property rights play a prominent role. The discussion will address questions, such as:

·        Are there any important differences among the two jurisdictions and their counterparts in the U.S. and European Union in their respective approaches toward assessing claims that a dominant firm’s innovations, product improvements and new products are pro-competitive?

·        Should the degree of protection afforded to intellectual property rights (IPRs) depend on the IPR holder’s share of the relevant market, and if so, how should the analysis be structured?

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Robert Robinson at 202-662-1097 or Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.

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