The Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues

Chicago, Illinois
20 May 2010
Hosted By: the Northwestern Law Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth

On 20-21 May 2010, the Northwestern Law Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth in conjunction with the Office of Executive and Professional Education presented this two-day forum, which examined the latest developments in competition regulation around the globe including: the priorities of competition enforcement authorities with regard to cartel investigations; merger review; abuse of monopoly power and distribution; the growth of private remedies; best practices by in-house counsel; developments in China and India; hot topics in Europe; the role of economists and emerging economic theories; and ethical issues in global antitrust. On the first day of the forum, NERA Special Consultant Dr. Michael Baye, the Bert Elwert Professor of Business at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, presented as part of "Monopoly Power and Its Abuses: The new handicap system: How too much of a good thing (innovation and success in the marketplace) can invite unwanted scrutiny and intervention." On the second day of the forum, Vice President Dr. Anne Gron participated in "Business Strategies and Global Compliance: Learning to dance: Effective compliance in a global marketplace." Later that day, Special Consultant Dr. Henry Butler, the Executive Director of the Searle Center, presented "Hot Topics in Distribution in the US and Abroad: Avoiding the pitfalls in resale pricing, bundling, price squeezes, and other vertical restrictions."

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