Events and Articles

June 2010

Important Issues in Antitrust Law: What Global Companies Need to Know
Taipei, Taiwan
June 4–9, 2010
Orrick partners Stephen Bomse and David Brownstein and senior associate Vena Cheng are presenting a series of seminars in Taiwan addressing current antitrust issues of importance for international companies.

Friends of Europe Forum
Brussels, Belgium
June 10, 2010
Orrick partner Ted Henneberry will participate in a panel discussion on New Transatlantic Trends in Competition Policy. The panel will include EC Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia, FTC Commissioner Tom Rosch, and DOJ Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney. Additional information here.

July 2010

Global Antitrust Enforcement and Compliance
Washington, D.C.
July 20–21, 2010
Orrick partner Robert Rosenfeld will moderate a panel discussion on Vertical Restraints: Preventing Resale Price Maintenance, Distribution and Other Pricing Arrangements that May Raise Global Antitrust Scrutiny.

The Role of Antitrust Law in Analyzing Patent Misuse
Silicon Valley, CA
July 21, 2010
Orrick partners Robert Freitas, David Goldstein and Eric Wesenberg will participate in the second in a series of seminars covering Antitrust Issues for Silicon Valley Companies. The panelists will discuss the convergence of patent misuse and antitrust analysis, and current developments in patent misuse defenses. Register here.

Past Events

May 2010

Bundling and Loyalty Discounts: What the Law Is and What the Law Should Be
Via Teleconference
May 25, 2010
Orrick partner Scott Westrich participated in an ABA panel discussion on the fundamentals of bundled pricing and loyalty discounts and the current state of the law in the United States and the European Union.

Bundled Pricing and Loyalty Discounts: Lawful Incentives or Exclusionary Conduct?
Silicon Valley, CA
May 19, 2010
Orrick senior counsel Larry Popofsky, partner Scott Westrich and of counsel Howard Ullman participated in the first in a series of seminars covering Antitrust Issues for Silicon Valley Companies. For a copy of the presentation click here.

21st Annual Communications and Competition Law Conference
Barcelona, Spain
May 17–18, 2010
Orrick partner Ted Henneberry participated in a panel discussion on Antitrust and the Internet.

Global Antitrust Enforcement: The Perspective from Latin America
São Paulo, Brazil
May 13-14, 2010
Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux, Officer of the International Bar Association Antitrust Committee, participated in a panel discussion on legal and practical issues which arise in the context of merger remedies required by competition authorities when clearing a proposed merger.

April 2010

International Competition Network
Istanbul, Turkey
April 27–29, 2010
Orrick partners Ted Henneberry and Philippe Rincazaux participated in ICN’s 9th annual conference. Ted participated as a Non-Governmental Advisor on behalf of the U.S. DOJ and FTC, and Philippe participated on behalf of the French Competition Authority.

Presentation to China’s Ministry of Commerce
Beijing, China
April 22, 2010
Senior associate Vena Cheng was invited by the division chief of the Enforcement Division of the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of MOFCOM to present on the effects of U.S. cartel enforcement on PRC corporations at a MOFCOM meeting.

Recent Antitrust and Competition Publications

Commission v. MTU Friedrichshafen,” European State Aid Law Quarterly, February 2010 by Andrés Martin-Ehlers

The Supreme Court Holds That NFL Licensing Activities Are Subject to Antitrust Scrutiny,” Antitrust and Competition Alert, May 2010 by Scott Westrich

Vertical Agreements Block Exemption,” Antitrust and Competition Alert, April 2010 by Douglas Lahnborg