Asian Competition Forum Annual Conference
15th Annual Conference
Europe – Asia: Trade, Investment and Antitrust: Challenges and Opportunities
Co-Organisers: Asian Competition Forum &
Faculty of Law, University of Valencia, Spain
Date: 20 & 21 January 2020
Venue: La Nau, University of Valencia, Spain
This is our 15th anniversary and so it has been decided to broaden ACF’s footprint and to forge a new relationship with a major European Law School that has a substantial focus on international trade, investment and competition law. Consequently, the ACF has partnered with the University of Valencia, Spain to co-host the next ACF Annual Conference.
Given current global trade tensions, this year’s event will explore the theme of Europe-Asia: Trade, Investment and Antitrust: Challenges and Opportunities. The conference will be held in Valencia on 20-21 January 2020.
Judge Christopher Vadja of the Court of Justice of the European Union will deliver the key note speech.
We propose to discuss a wide range of trade and competition issues including:
Trade Policies: Reducing Investment Opportunities or Providing New Opportunities?
Security regulation of trading relationships
Diversion of trade flows
State aid and subsidies, preferential policies
De-globalization – a new economic ‘cold war’ in prospect?
Can EU companies take advantage of US policy choices?
Antitrust and other regulation: inhibiting or promoting Europe – Asia inward investment?
Merger review tests and procedures
Exemption of sectoral interests (such as professional services) and SOE activities
Promotion of national champions
Antitrust and International Transport
Antitrust and International Financial services
Cross Border Cartels: Discovery, Investigation and Remedies
Distribution of Goods and Services: Differences in regulatory approaches
Big Data, Privacy and Competition Regulation
Investment in Intellectual Property Rights and Abuse of Dominance in International Technology Markets
International Markets in Telecommunications Goods and Services: State intervention and the role of Antitrust
Convergence or Divergence in Antitrust Process and Investigatory Techniques?
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