The Economic and Legal Considerations of Antitrust Damages
Over the years, antitrust damages claims continue to shoot up and become a widespread phenomenon among businesses and companies. The complex and lengthy process involves various economic and legal considerations that call for strict and effective compliance. Thus, it is essential to stay updated with current and emerging state and federal antitrust laws to obviate possible non-compliance hurdles.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments surrounding the economic and legal considerations of antitrust damages in the 2019 landscape. Speakers will discuss the implications as well as common risks and pitfalls surrounding this subject. They will also offer helpful insights and risk mitigation strategies for efficient antitrust compliance.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Antitrust Damages in 2019: What to Expect
- Economic and Legal Outlook
- Risk and Pitfalls of Antitrust Damages Claims
- Best Compliance Strategies
- Notable Cases
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- Calculation of fines in the US, EU, and other jurisdictions
- Estimation of damages in private antitrust actions
- Background: the economics of damages estimation
- Trends in private settlements and damages awards (US)
- Recent cases and hot topics affecting the estimation of antitrust damages (US)
- Private antitrust damages in the EU following the 2014 damages directive
- Antitrust damages in the rest of the world
- Best practices for attorneys and economists working together to analyze fines, damages, and settlements
- Overview and introduction: General trends in 2019, including record-breaking fines in Europe and Asia
- Increased merger control by stronger enforcement of procedural rules (internal documents, legal privilege and gun-jumping)
- Litigation highlights in USA and EU: Developments in the different market segments
- Digital market and the FANG companies
- Pharmaceutical market
- Financial and security market
- Antitrust enforcement and data privacy issues
- Politics and antitrust enforcement
- Possible impacts tied to Brexit
- Trends and outlook
Who Should Attend:
- Antitrust Lawyers
- Litigation Officers
- Business Developers
- Business Executives
- Civil Litigators
- In-house Counsel
- Chief Compliance Officers
- Legal Advisers
- Other related/interested professionals and organizations
Dr. Aaron Fix, a Vice President at Analysis Group, is an experienced economist with expertise in antitrust economics, econometrics, statistics, and industrial organization. He specializes in the application of statistics and econometrics to antitrust issues, the evaluation of market structure, and the analysis of competitive behavior between firms. Dr. Fix’s litigation and advisory experience includes the estimation of overcharges, cost pass-through, and damages in a wide range of industries such as electronics manufacturing, high tech, agriculture, consumer payments, processed food, health care, airlines, railroads, and automobile and truck manufacturing.
Prior to joining Analysis Group, Dr. Fix taught undergraduate courses in statistics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics while completing his PhD at Boston College. He also recently taught a seminar on the economics of merger analysis at Harvard University.
Dr. Aaron Fix, a Vice President at Analysis Group, is an experienced economist with expertise in antitrust economics, econometrics, statistics, …
Dr. Fabian Leimgruber is a lawyer and senior patent attorney, who has earned an international reputation as litigator and prosecutor mainly in the fields of competition and antitrust law, software and business methods patenting, pharmaceutical and life science IP protection. He practices in an advisory and forensic role as a licensed attorney before various courts on all levels, the Opposition and Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office, as well as national and international arbitration courts.
Juris Doctor in comparative antitrust and competition law. Natural Science Doctor in Physics. Specialized expertise in (i) competition/antitrust law, pharmaceutical industry and reverse payment settlement agreements, (ii) protection of software, business model and artificial intelligence, (iii) information technology (IT), electrical engineering and telecommunications, (iv) nano-technology and bio-chemistry.
Dr. Fabian Leimgruber is a lawyer and senior patent attorney, who has earned an international reputation as litigator and prosecutor …
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General knowledge of antitrust laws
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About Analysis Group, Inc.
Analysis Group is one of the largest international economics consulting firms, with more than 1,000 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.
ThomannFischer is one of the leading commercial law boutiques situated in the center of Europe with a strong emphasis on intellectual property, technology and competition law. Founded in 1998, the firm provides reliable support covering all aspects of commercial law to national and international clients. The firm’s affinity to competition/antitrust and IP law is enhanced by its location in Basel, home to Europe’s biggest life sciences and pharmaceutical cluster. In order to handle and supervise international legal transactions, the firm provides comprehensive expertise in litigation and client counselling work across all fields of competition, antitrust and intellectual property law in the various jurisdictions of the main markets worldwide, as the US, European and Asian-Pacific market.