2022 Antitrust in the Financial Sector: Hot Issues & Global Perspectives

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - Thursday, April 14, 2022

The 6th annual Antitrust in the Financial Sector: Hot Issues & Global Perspectives co-organized by Morgan Lewis and Concurrences will be held virtually via a series of three webinars in April.

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Webinar 1: A New Era in Banking Competition Policy?

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 12:00 pm EDT/18:00 CEST

Competition in the financial sector is continuously evolving in a variety of ways. We will discuss with former Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Antitrust Division,
Makan Delrahim
, about the steps he took while AAG to address emerging financial sector antitrust issues. Also covered will be his views on competitive developments involving financial institutions and fintechs, how new technologies are impacting the competitive landscape, and what we might expect from the current Administration’s antitrust enforcers.

  • Richard S. Taffet | Moderator | Partner, Morgan Lewis, New York
  • Makan Delrahim | Former AAG, DOJ Antitrust | Member Board Of Directors, Osiris Acquisition Corp, Washington, DC 

Webinar 2: Competition in Traditional Banking Services—Evolving Market Definition, Network Effects, and Two-sided Markets

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 11:00 am EDT/17:00 CEST

Products and services traditionally offered by banks face increasing competition from emerging technologies. With the growing role of fintech companies developing alternatives to traditional banking products and services, the DOJ recently sought public comment on revisions to their bank merger competitive analysis. With a focus on payments and trading platforms, we discuss two-sided markets, and the competitive considerations affecting those markets.

  • Linda Cenedella | Moderator | Partner, Morgan Lewis, New York
  • Robert Clark | Professor of Economics, Queens' University, Kingston
  • Fabrizio Di Benedetto | Team Coordinator Antitrust Affairs, Intesa Sanpaolo, Milan
  • Julie Goshorn | Senior Managing Counsel, Global Litigation and Competition, Visa,
    San Francisco
  • Wojciech Lyszczarz | Case Handler, DG COMP, Brussels
  • Michael Murray | Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division at US Department of Justice, Partner at Paul Hastings, Washington DC 

Webinar 3: The Uncharted Antitrust Waters for Blockchain, AI, & Algorithms in the Financial Sector

Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 11:00 am EDT/17:00 CEST

The financial sector is undergoing a systemic transformation fueled largely by innovations in transactional tools that facilitate new modes of buying and selling financial products—and the price discovery that informs market participants. Blockchain, high-frequency trading, and algorithmic pricing are reshaping the industry—but coordination among data scientists from different institutions can raise competition concerns as much as coordination among traditional traders. In the brave new world of blockchain, AI, and algorithms, what are the new collusion scenarios?

  • Jon R. Roellke | Moderator | Partner, Morgan Lewis, Washington, DC
  • Mark Gidley | Partner, White & Case, Washington, DC
  • Lizzie Malik | Legal Technical Specialist in the Competition Enforcement,
    Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), London
  • Eliza Petritsi | Director Antitrust, Deutsche Bank, London
  • Marc Rysman | Professor of Economics, Boston University


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