09 May 17

Pre-International Competition Network Forum

Porto, Portugal, • English

A conference hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Bar Association (IBA) Antitrust Committee, and the World Bank Group.


Held the day before the 16th Annual International Competition Network Forum, the conference is a unique opportunity for law firms, business and competition agencies to exchange views on key issues affecting the current competition system across markets and jurisdictions worldwide.

Topics include:

  • Reaping competition efficiencies in global markets
  • Legitimacy and effectiveness of antitrust enforcement
  • Fostering global antitrust enforcement
  • Competition enforcement trends and challenges
  • Compliance 2.0: agencies’ and business perspective
  • Elevating competition policies in economic policy agendas.


09:30-09:40Welcome and Opening Remarks by Margarida Matos Rosa, Portuguese Competition Authority, Lisbon
09:40-10:10Introduction and opening keynote address by Johannes Laitenberger, Director General, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
10:10-11:10Reaping competition efficiencies in global markets

  • Global trends in competition policy: how developing economies handle super-cartels, merger waves and reform programmes to open markets
  • Economic integration, trade flows and competition policy
  • Reaping the benefits of the digital economy
  • International cooperation as a tool to foster better functioning global markets
11:10-11:30Coffee/tea break
11:30-11:45 ICC Keynote address on Legitimacy and effectiveness of antitrust enforcement by Paul Lugard, Partner, Baker Botts, Belgium; Chair, ICC Commission on Competition, Paris
11:45-13:00 Fostering global antitrust enforcement

  • Defending firms in global antitrust cases
  • Setting the stage for effective antitrust enforcement: collaboration, independence and implementation
  • Internationalising enforcement tools to fight cartels
  • Abuse of dominance enforcement in a high-tech world: international convergence or divergence?
  • New ex ante merger control regimes – how to get it right
  • International mergers – challenges posed by diverging laws and processes
14:00-15:00 Competition enforcement trends and challenges

  • Fostering effective enforcement through innovative tools
  • Foreign investment controls and protectionism: inter-institutional
  • coordination: a lawyer’s friend or foe?
15:00-16:00 Compliance 2.0: agencies and business perspective
16:00-16:15Coffee/ tea break
16:15-16:30 Keynote address by Ana L. Revenga, Deputy Chief Economist, The World Bank Group, Washington D.C.
16:30-17:45 Elevating competition policies in economic policy agendas

  • The sectoral angle: embedding competition principles in sectoral policies
  • The competitive neutrality angle: levelling the playing field for private sector development.
  • The procedural angle: fostering due process to support to create an attractive business climate.
  • The institutional angle: preventing anticompetitive actions of public bodies,
  • The regional angle: building supranational competition policies in the post-Brexit context/regional competition policies facing disintegration challenges
17:45-18:00Closing keynote address by Andreas Mundt, Chairman, International Competition Network; President, Bundeskartellamt, Bonn
18:00 Closing remarks from ICC, the IBA and the World Bank Group


Stefano BertasiExecutive Director, ICC Policy and Business Practices, Paris
Tembinkosi BonakeleCommissioner, Competition Commission, Pretoria
Rachel BrandenburgerOxford University, United Kingdom
Cani FernandezCuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, Spain; LPD Representative, SPPI Council
Caroline FreundSenior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington DC
Kyriakos FountoukakosHerbert Smith, Belgium; Working Group Coordinator, IBA Antitrust Committee
Calvin GoldmanPartner, Goodmans, Canada; Co-chair, ICC Task Force on ICN, Paris
Antonio GomesHead of Competition Division, OECD, Paris
Tanja GoodwinEconomist, The World Bank Group, Lima
Esteban GrecoPresident, Commission for the Defense of Competition of Argentina, Buenos Aires
Catriona HattonPartner and Practice Group Chair, Antitrust & Competition Law, Baker Botts, Belgium
Patrick HubertPartner, Orrick Rambaud Martel, France; Chair, ICC Task Force on Merger Control Regimes, Paris
Thomas JanssenFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Belgium; Vice Chair and Conference Coordinator, IBA Antitrust Committee
Boris KastenGeneral Counsel Europe, Schindler Management, Switzerland; Co Vice-Chair of the ICC Task Force on Compliance and Advocacy, Paris
Johannes LaitenbergerDirector-General, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels
Paul LugardPartner, Baker Botts, Belgium; Chair, ICC Commission on Competition, Paris
Munesh MahtaniGoogle, United Kingdom; Website Officer, IBA Antitrust Committee
Martha Martinez LicettiCompetition Policy Global Lead, The World Bank Group, Washington DC
Margarida Matos RosaPortuguese Competition Authority, Lisbon
Janet McDavidHogan Lovells, Washington DC; Co-Chair, IBA Antitrust Committee
Graciela MirallesSenior Economist, The World Bank Group, Washington DC
Teresa MoreiraHead of Competition and Consumer Policies, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva
Philana MugyenyiPrivate Sector Development Specialist, The World Bank Group, Nairobi
Alix Muller-RappardGroup Competition Compliance Officer, Maersk Group, Denmark
Andreas MundtChairman, International Competition Network; President, Bundeskartellamt, Bonn
Kirstie Nicholson, ManagerCompetition, Group Legal, BHP Billiton, Singapore
Sara NymanEconomist, The World Bank Group, Washington DC
Alejandra PalaciosPresident, Federal Competition Commission (COFECE), Mexico City
Gagliuffi PiercechiPresident, Peruvian Competition Authority, Lima
Jose ReisManager, The World Bank Group, Washington DC
Ana L. RevengaDeputy Chief Economist, The World Bank Group, Washington D.C.
Michael ReynoldsAllen & Overy, Brussels; Honorary Life Member of the IBA Council and Association
Marc ReysenRCAA Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Frankfurt; Senior Vice Chair, IBA Antitrust Committee
Anne RileyAssociate General Counsel Antitrust, Shell International, United Kingdom; Chair, ICC Task Force on Compliance & Advocacy, Paris
Rod SimsChairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Melbourne
Daniel SwansonGibson Dunn, United States; Vice-Chair, IBA Antitrust Committee
Mariana TavaresLevy & Salomao, Brazil
Yuriy TerentyevChairman, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, Kiev
Klaus TilmesDirector of Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, The World Bank Group, Washington DC
Randy TritellFederal Trade Commission, Washington DC
Mariana Vital MorgadoPortuguese Competition Authority, Lisbon (invited)
Marijke WolfsSecretary General, ICC Netherlands, The Netherlands
Hiroshi YamadaDeputy Secretary General for International Affairs, Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Tokyo

Logistical notes

Venue: Alfândega Porto Congress Centre, Rua Nova da Alfândega, 4400 Porto, Portugal

Tel: +351(22) 340 3000

Date: 9 May 2017

Time: 08:30- 17:00

Language: All working sessions and conference materials will be in English


This event is open to representatives from ICN Member Agencies and observers as well as ICC affiliates.

Given the restrictions in the number of attendants, the World Bank Group and the ICC will receive expressions of interest to participate until April 10 in the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/PREICN2017

Final invitations will be sent by April 12 on a personal basis in order to ensure a balanced and diverse regional and institutional representation of ICN Member Agencies and observers.

Attendants to the ICN with a different affiliation wishing to participate in this conference shall pursue registration through the IBA webpage.

Registration includes:

  • Attendance at all working sessions
  • Conference materials, including any available speakers’ papers submitted to the IBA before 28 April
  • Access to the above conference working materials from the IBA website (ibanet.org) approximately seven days prior to the conference
  • Access to mobile delegate search application
  • Lunch on Tuesday
  • Tea and coffee during breaks

Please note that registrations are not transferable.

List of participants

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed at the conference, your registration form must be received by 2 May at the latest.

Registration confirmation

All documentation regarding your attendance at the conference can now be obtained from the IBA website. Upon receipt of your payment for the conference a confirmation email will be sent containing instructions on how to download the documents. Registration confirmation will not be distributed by post.

Photography and filming

Certain sessions and/or social functions may be photographed and/or filmed and some of this content may be used for future IBA marketing materials, member communications, products or services. Should you have any concerns with regard to this, or do not wish to be featured in any of these materials please contact the IBA Marketing Department at ibamarketing@int-bar.org

Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education

*The number of CPD/CLE hours available may vary depending on the rules applied by the members’ bar association/law society on time recording criteria.

For conference delegates from jurisdictions where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the IBA will provide a Certificate of Attendance for the conference. Subject to CPD/CLE requirements, this can be used by conference delegates to obtain the relevant number of hours’ accreditation.

A CPD/CLE Certificate of Attendance is available to conference delegates on request. Please ask at the IBA conference registration desk for information on how to obtain the certificate.


The organisers may at any time, with or without giving notice, in their absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars, or withdraw any invitation to attend. In any case, neither the organisers nor any of their officers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be liable for any loss, liability, damage or expense suffered or incurred by any person, nor will they return any money paid to them in connection with the conference unless they are satisfied not only that the money in question remains under their control but also that the person who paid it has been unfairly prejudiced (as to which, decision shall be in their sole and unfettered discretion and, when announced, final and conclusive).

Sponsorship opportunities

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximize your visibility to competition agencies, practicing lawyers, business professionals, and academics.

For more information about sponsorship, please contact: Jennie Irving

For more information, please contact:

  • Caroline Inthavisay
  • Policy Manager - ICC Commission on Competition
  • Jennie Irving
  • Events Manager - ICC Department of Policy and Business Practices