Antitrust in the Americas IV
Format:
In-Person
Location:
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F., Paseo de la Reforma #500 Colonia Juarez, Mexico, D.F. 06600
Date:
June 1-2, 2017
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Hotel Reservations:       Friday, May 5, 2017
Early Bird Registration:       Friday, May 12, 2017
Online Registration:       Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On June 1 and 2, 2017, government enforcers, corporate counsel, and leading antitrust practitioners from throughout the Americas will convene in Mexico City for the fourth Antitrust in the Americas Conference, jointly sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and the Barra Mexicana.

Antitrust is a growth industry in the Americas.  The past several years has seen antitrust regimes in Latin America mature and expand, to the point where any antitrust counselor must take them into account.  Cartels may be sanctioned criminally in Mexico, Brazil, and Chile as well as in the United States and Canada.  There are active merger control regimes across the region, including a newly revitalized system in Argentina.  A unique approach to barriers to entry and essential inputs that did not necessarily arise from anticompetitive conduct has been established in Mexico.  From the antitrust practitioner's point of view, Latin America presents a fast-changing environment.

The conference will include interactive discussions with experts from throughout the region on cutting edge topics, including:
• Insights on cartel enforcement, bid rigging, and lenience programs from cartel enforcers throughout the region;
• Merger enforcement developments, including the use of economics to guide enforcers' decisions;
• The use of tools to address barriers in markets that do not necessarily have roots in traditional anticompetitive conduct;
• Antitrust enforcement in the telecommunications sector; and
• The views of both judges and enforcement officials from throughout the hemisphere.

Special focus will be given to the emerging antitrust issues that General Counsel and their advisors should anticipate in the dynamic regulatory environment their countries operate in throughout the region.  The program also includes a round table where enforcement leaders from across the Americas will answer questions on their enforcement priorities, challenges, and collaborative efforts with their counterparts across borders.

The conference provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet with government officials who are playing leading roles in competition law enforcement, as well as corporate counsel from throughout the region and leaders of the antitrust bar who are handling antitrust matters making headlines in the region.

The conference will be held at the Four Seasons in the Polanco district of Mexico City, one of the most historic and vibrant cities of the world.

We look forward to seeing you in Mexico City.
 

Russell Damtoft             
Federal Trade Commission                               
Washington, DC         
Conference Co-chair                          
Miguel Flores Bernés             
Barra Mexicana                               
Mexico, D.F.         
Conference Co-chair                          


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