Breakfast with Europe

Breakfast with Europe

"Breakfast with Europe" Webinar Replay - December 21, 2017 Sheppard Mullin's Competition "Breakfast with Europe" was presented on November 16, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group. Moderated by Washington DC partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  1. EU Commission’s Policy Document on Standard Essential Patents
    Presented by: London partner Oliver Heinisch
  2. Court of Justice’s Coty Decision, Restricting Distribution of Luxury Goods Online 
    Presented by: Brussels counsel Dimitris Vallindas

"Breakfast with Europe" Webinar Replay - November 16, 2017 Sheppard Mullin's Competition "Breakfast with Europe" was presented on November 16, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group. Moderated by Washington DC partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  1. The General Court of the EU Quashes Commission's Decision to Impose a Fine in Yen Interest Derivatives Cartel Case Robert Klotz 
  2. The General Court of the EU Clarifies When Companies Must Notify Deals Structured in Staged Purchases Under the EU Merger Regulation – The Marine Harvest/Morpol caseDimitris Vallindas
  3. Screening of Foreign Direct Investments in Europe: Towards the Establishment of a CFIUS-Like Scheme? Julien Blanquart

"Breakfast with Europe" Webinar Replay - October 19, 2017 Sheppard Mullin's Competition "Breakfast with Europe" was presented on October 19, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group. Moderated by Washington DC partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  • Debate Over “Open” Versus “Closed” Technology Systems – Oliver Heinisch and Amar S. Naik
  • Hindering Competition by Removing a Rail Track: The Lithuanian Railways’ Case – Dr. Michael Hofmann

"Breakfast with Europe" Webinar Replay - September 21, 2017 Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on September 21, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco associate Amar Naik, topics and speakers at this session included: 

1. The historic remand of Intel’s $1.26B question to the European lower courts, and implications for dominant players using rebates (i.e., just about everyone) - Isabelle Rahman
2. Germany closing its “Sausage Gap” – a loophole in cartel fine regulation famously threaded by German sausage maker Tonnies, to evade millions in cartel fines - Robert Klotz
3. Important clarification by the European authorities regarding notifications and implications surrounding change in sole to joint control of collaborations and ventures - Dimitris Vallindas


“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - June 15, 2017 Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on June 15, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco associate Amar Naik, topics and speakers at this session included:

Artificial Intelligence Algorithms: Will Perfect Price Competition Overtake the Need for Competition Laws?

Speakers: Sheppard Mullin London partner Oliver Heinisch and San Francisco associate Amar Naik

As in all other areas of life, Artificial Intelligence is exponentially expanding and augmenting human perception. Over the past few years, AI pricing algorithms have attracted antitrust and competition attention. These new technologies interpret and respond to market conditions with far more precision, agility, and consistency than their human counterparts. Will the new AI world be a game-changer for centuries old antitrust laws that govern price fixing?

Listen to our experts as they analyze existing legal doctrines and principles to offer antitrust and competition practitioners guidance as we jump into this “brave new world.” The discussion follows a recent article by Sheppard Mullin lawyers published in Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle.

“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - May 18, 2017

Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on May 18, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  • Harmonization at the National Competition Law Enforcement Level in the EU: What It Means for Multinational Businesses Without Borders – Isabelle Rahman
  • Latest Developments on Brexit: When, What and Whether? – Jacques Derenne

“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - April 20, 2017

Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on April 20, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  • The Continuing Saga of E-Commerce Under EU Competition Law - Marie Lagrue
  • Online Price Comparison Portals: Germany Weighs In! - Dr. Michael Hofmann
  • The U.S. Side of the Coin: Is the Better Money on Convergence or Divergence Regarding These Questions? - Nadezhda Nikonova

“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - March 16, 2017

Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on March 16, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

A policy Q&A, with Washington DC partner Michael Cohen moderating a discussion with London partner Oliver Heinisch and Brussels counsel Yaniss Aiche. Nationalism movements are impacting trade policy across the US, EU and UK, including potential impacts to competition enforcement. Topics will include the latest on Brexit, and the role of competition law in the US, UK and EU in this changing world.

“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - February 16, 2017

Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on February 16, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  • Will the EU antitrust rules preserve or threaten the Olympic Games? Current investigations into exclusivity requirements for athletes – Robert Klotz
  • Car battery recycling cartel: European Commission goes after rare purchasing cartel –Michael Hofmann
  • Priorities for Europe : EU leaders set objectives for 2017 – Wim Vandenberghe

“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - January 19, 2017

Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on January 19, 2017 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  • Recent Aggressive Merger Control Enforcement in the EU: Misleading information – Isabelle Rahman and Gun-Jumping – Caroline Ruiz Palmer
  • Protectionism Measures by Some Member States – Robert Klotz
  • Cartels – UK Competition and Markets Authority’s Disqualification Order Against a Company Director – Oliver Heinisch
  • Competition Year Ahead – EU Cases and Issues to Watch in 
    2017 – Jacques Derenne

“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - December 1, 2016

Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on Dec. 1, 2016 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  • Merger Control Public Concentration – Isabelle Rahman
  • The Sharing Economy in Europe – Wim Vandenberghe
  • What’s Hot in Brussels – Marie Lagrue

“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - November 3, 2016

Sheppard Mullin's monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on Nov. 3, 2016 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  Moderated by San Francisco partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  • Rebates: Where is the EU Case Law Going To? The Intel Case - Jacques Derenne
  • IP and Competition Law: Towards a New Balance? The Lundbeck Case – Dimitris Vallindas
  • Brexit, CETA, and More: Update on the “Messy” EU? – Yaniss Aiche

“Breakfast with Europe” Webinar Replay - October 6, 2016

Sheppard Mullin's inaugural monthly "Breakfast with Europe" webinar was presented on Oct. 6, 2016 by our Brussels EU Competition & Regulatory Group.  As European regulation and political developments are increasingly shaping multinational corporate and commercial strategies, California-based companies (particularly those with global reach or ambition), should know the thicket surrounding the latest policies and legal and regulatory developments from across the Atlantic. Moderated by San Francisco partner Michael Cohen, topics and speakers at this session included:

  • The European Commissions’ e-Commerce Sector Inquiry: Impact on Online Sales – Isabelle Rahman
  • The First Settlement in an Abuse of Dominance Case: Lessons Learned – Michael Hofmann
  • Tax Rulings and Illegal State Aid: Current State of Play – Dimitris Vallindas
  • What’s Hot in Brussels: Important News to Know – Yaniss Aiche