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2018 Antitrust in the Financial Sector: Hot Issues & Global Perspectives

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May 02, 2018

Financial markets are the lifeblood of the real economy, giving businesses and consumers access to financial products. The better and more competitively they function, the better the economy will perform. In recent years, two interesting developments can be observed in the antitrust arena: on one hand, the increased scrutiny by antitrust authorities in the US, Europe and Asia; on the other hand, the increasing growth of different payment systems on a global scale. This two-panel event aims at analyzing and discussing these critical issues with some key antitrust enforcers, lawyers, in-house counsels, and economists.

Morgan Lewis and Concurrences are co-organizers of this two-hour seminar supported by Fordham University School of Law, Charles River Associates and Compass Lexecon.

Agenda and Speakers include:

05:00 PM – Coffee & Registration

05:15 PM – Welcome Remarks
Richard Taffet | Partner, Morgan Lewis
James Keyte | Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute

05:30 PM – Opening Remarks
Andrew Finch | Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice

05:50 PM – The Amex Decision: Turning the Tables?
Beau Buffier | Chief, Antitrust Bureau, NYS Office of the Attorney General
Jonathan Jacobson | Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Jonathan Orszag | Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon
Moderator: James Keyte | Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute

06:50 PM – Fintechs: How to Ensure a Level Playing Field for All?
Omar Shah | Partner, Morgan Lewis
Jon R. Roellke | Partner, Morgan Lewis
Moderator: Michael Salinger | Senior Academic Adviser, Charles River Associates

07:45 PM – Closing Remarks
Bruce Hoffman | Director of Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission

Cocktails and networking will follow the discussion.


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