Events and Articles

Recent Events

November 2010

IBA Asia Pacific Forum Antitrust Enforcement
Tokyo, Japan – November 17-19, 2010
Philippe Rincazaux participated in a panel discussion on the growing themes of antitrust enforcement in the region with a particular focus on abuse of dominance and cartel enforcement.

Directors Roundtable
Washington, DC – November 12, 2010
Orrick partners Ted Henneberry and Jay Jurata discussed recent antitrust and competition issues of importance to directors and officers as part of a panel featuring Richard Feinstein, Director of Competition at the FTC.

ICN Merger Workshop
Rome, Italy – November 3-5, 2010
Orrick partner Ted Henneberry participated in the Italian Competition Authority’s 2010 Merger Workshop, which focused on merger enforcement trends, economic analysis in merger review and merger investigations.

ABA-IBA Training Program
New Delhi, India – November 1-2, 2010
Orrick partner David Smutny participated in a training program for the Competition Commission of India staff. Topics discussed included Merger Process, Cross-Border M&A, Cartels, Transparency/Procedural Fairness, Sectoral Regulations and Competition, Antitrust and the Internet, and Dominance/Unilateral Conduct.

October 2010

Association Francaise des Juristes d’Entreprise
Paris, France – October 18, 2010
Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux participated in a panel on “Consequences of the Akzo Judgment” at a conference for the French Association of In-House Counsels.

IBA Annual Conference
Vancouver, Canada – October 3-8, 2010
Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux co-chaired a workshop on “Unilateral Conduct—The Law of Discounts and Loyalty Rebates in the EU, U.S. and Elsewhere.”

September 2010

State Bar of California Annual Meeting
Monterey, CA – September 24, 2010
Orrick partner Robert Rosenfeld was a speaker at the 83rd State Bar of California Annual Meeting in Monterey

IBA Antitrust Conference
Florence, Italy – September 17-18, 2010
Orrick partner Philippe Rincazaux moderated a panel discussion on the latest developments in cartel investigations in Europe and the United States.

August 2010

Ramifications of American Needle, Inc. v. NFL
San Francisco, CA – August 4, 2010
Orrick partner Stephen Bomse participated on a panel with FTC Commissioner Tom Rosch and others for the Antitrust Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. The panelists discussed the impact of American Needle on joint ventures.

Recent Antitrust and Competition Publications

Key Ruling on Legal and Professional Privilege, Antitrust and Competition Alert, September 2010, by Douglas Lahnborg and Matthew Rose
California Supreme Court Denies Pass-On Defense in Price-Fixing Cases, Antitrust and Competition Alert, July 2010, by David Goldstein, Richard Goldstein, Robert Reznick and Howard Ullman

The European Union General Court rules on AstraZeneca v. Commission, Antitrust and Competition Alert, July 2010, by Douglas Lahnborg

Threading the American Needle: Is There Still Room for a Unitary Action Doctrine in Antitrust Cases Involving Joint Ventures?, Competition Policy International, June 2010, by Stephen Bomse

Private Damages Actions in the EU, 2010 Competition and Antitrust Review, Summer 2010, by Douglas Lahnborg and Wessen Jazrawi

Most Favored Nations Clauses in Health Care: Are They Legal or Not?, The Price Point, Summer 2010, by Scott Westrich

European Commission Adopts Revised Block Exemption for Vertical Restraints, The Price Point, Summer 2010, by Douglas Lahnborg and Elizabeth Turner