DATES: MAY 7-11, 2018    
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 


Overview

This course strengthens participant knowledge of the fundamentals of antitrust and competition law and provides participants with important insights on new developments, cutting edge issues, and best practices. In addition, major substantive and procedural fundamentals and developments will be explored through lecture, in-class discussion, and real-world case studies.

Examining the foundations, sources, and underlying principles of antitrust laws, the course will provide participants with the opportunity to critically examine the material with colleagues and experts and to discuss case studies reflecting the application of antitrust principles throughout the world.

Furthermore, beyond foundational material, participants will consider issues relating to cartels, dominant position abuse, mergers, joint ventures, distribution, information exchanges and the IP/antitrust interface, as well as the enforcement strategies employed to achieve these goals in both the public and private sectors. The course is intended for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals, government officials, judicial officers and officials of judicial and legal training units.

 

Course Outline

 

Foundations/Sources of Antitrust/Competition Laws

  • Substantive policy goals
  • Procedures and free markets

 

Antitrust Fundamentals

  • Cartels
  • Dominant position abuse
  • Mergers
  • Joint ventures
  • Vertical restraints
  • Information exchanges and the IP/antitrust interface

 

Competition Enforcement

  • Public (civil/criminal sanctions, ex ante notification)
  • Private and collective redress

 

Evidence/Remedies

  • Important concepts
  • Collusion
  • Abuse
  • Market definition/market power
  • Role of experts

 

Globalization of Antitrust

  • Global restraints/international responses
  • Regional, bilateral and networks – conflicts

 

New and Latest Developments

  • Conflicts to convergence
  • Enhanced enforcement techniques and compliance

 

Dynamics

  • Case studies
  • Teamed problem solving and possible visit to an enforcement agency or a court

 

 

Course Advisor

Howard W. Fogt has practiced antitrust and competition law for more than 40 years as a partner in the Washington DC and Brussels Belgium offices of Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice has involved counselling/litigating on cartels, dominant positions, mergers/acquisitions, joint ventures, information exchanges and the IP/antitrust interface as well as antitrust/competition law in international trade. Mr. Fogt taught EU competition law at Georgetown University Law Center.

He has written and spoken extensively on U.S. EU and international antitrust issues. Prior to entering private practice, he was a law clerk on the Ohio Supreme Court and Associate Counsel on the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is admitted to the Ohio State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court. He is fluent in English and French.