Annual Antitrust Conference


03 - 05 October 2019

Lyon, the gourmet capital of France, is the proud host of the next AIJA Annual Antitrust Conference taking place from 3 to 5 October 2019.

During six sessions, lawyers from all over the world will have the opportunity to exchange best practices and learn more from representatives of competition authorities, economists, professors, in-house counsel and judges. Titled 'Antitrust litigation in a modern world: Competition law as a shield or a sword?', the seminar will focus on antitrust litigation in a broad sense, with sessions covering general policies reflected by new developments in national and international legal frameworks as well as practice-based insights. We will look at new developments in public and private enforcement of antitrust law through the recent ECN+ directive, and litigation strategies for plaintiffs and defendants in competition cases.

Lyon is also the city where the Lumières brothers invented cinema at the end of the 19th century and where important players of the French entertainment industry have their head offices today. Characterised by fast-evolving markets and the entry of new operators, the entertainment sector will be another topic which we will address during the seminar.

Finally, negotiation skills are key for antitrust lawyers and litigators. An interactive workshop on how to develop or improve negotiation skills will complement the academic programme.

We look forward to welcoming you in Lyon!

AIJA Commissions

  • Antitrust

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable<= 2019-06-25> 2019-06-25

AIJA Member < 35465,00  €540,00  €
AIJA Member >= 35515,00  €590,00  €
Non AIJA Member < 35565,00  €640,00  €
Non AIJA Member >= 35615,00  €690,00  €
Speaker465,00  €540,00  €
Local lawyers465,00  €540,00  €
In-House Counsel200,00  €200,00  €

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Full programme

Annual Antitrust Conference

Thursday 03 October 2019

17:00 » 18:00
Registration at the College Hotel
Address: 5 Place Saint-Paul, 69005 Lyon, France
18:00 » 20:00
Welcome Cocktail at the College Hotel
Address: 5 Place Saint-Paul, 69005 Lyon, France
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

Friday 04 October 2019

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at the Hotel Cour des Loges
Address: 6 Rue du Boeuf, 69005 Lyon, France
09:00 » 09:30
Welcome address by the AIJA President
Paola Fudakowska, AIJA President, FCO Legal Directorate (United Kingdom)
09:30 » 10:30
New developments in public and private enforcement of Antitrust law
Ms. Pauline LE MORE; LL.M. (Paris/Köln, McGill), LeMore Avocat (Paris, France)
Mr. Pascal BERGHE, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)
Ms. Anne KRENZER, Advisor to the Head of investigations, Leniency & European Liaison Officer, French Competition Authority (Paris, France)
Mr. Nick E.O. GAGLIO, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (New York, United States)
10:30 » 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 » 13:00
Protective purposes of Antitrust law in an interconnected world – for what are we fighting today?
Dr. Yolanda Martínez, LL.M. (Bruges), Marimón Abogados (Barcelona, Spain)
Professor Anne TERCINET, EM Lyon (Lyon, France)
Mr. Patrick GOUDREAU, Municonseil Avocats (Montreal, Canada)
Mr. Alfonso Rincón García Loygorri, Martínez Lage Allendesalazar & Brokelmann Abogados (Madrid, Spain):
13:00 » 14:00
14:00 » 15:30
The plaintiff’s corner – how to fight for your clients’ interests in competition cases?
Mr. Vasil SAVOV, CDC Cartel Damage Claims (Luxemburg, Luxemburg)
Dr. Dirk WIEGANDT, LL.M. (Cambridge, United Kingdom), Hanefeld (Hamburg, Germany)
Mr. Toni KALLIOKOSKI, Dittmar & Indrenius (Helsinki, Finland)
Mr. Mario CELAYA (Paris, France)
15:30 » 16:45
The defendant’s corner: How to fight against civil claims in antitrust law
Dr. Jochen BERNHARD, Menold Bezler (Stuttgart, Germany)
Ms. Khushbu KUMAR, Reed Smith LLP (Paris, France)
Dr. Martin RAUBER LL.M., Eversheds Sutherland (Zurich, Switzerland)
Dr. Fred WANDSCHNEIDER, CEG Global (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Ms. Christelle ADJEMIAN, Head of legal department, GrdF (Paris, France)
Dinner at Brasserie des Brotteaux
Address: 1 Place Jules Ferry, 69006 Lyon, France

Saturday 05 October 2019

09:00 » 10:30
Focus on media – how to struggle with a fast-evolving competition world
Ms. Marion LINGOT, LL.M. Paris/Köln, Fiducial by Lamy (Lyon, France)
Mr. Luca Guidobaldi, LL.M. (U.Wash.), NCTM (Roma, Italy)
Mr. Mattijs BANEKE, Stek (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Ms. Luciana MARTORANO, LL.M. (Universidade de São Paulo-USP), Martorano Law (São Paulo, Brazil)
Ms. Beatrice STANGE, LL.M. (King’s College London), HEUKING KÜHN LÜER WOJTEK, Düsseldorf (Germany)
10:30 » 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 » 12:30
Strategic Negotiations in Competition Law
Dr. Jens STEGER, M.A. (King’s College London), Simmons & Simmons (Frankfurt, Germany)
Dr. René A. PFROMM, LL.M. (Harvard), Strategic Negotiation Expert, Pfromm Negotiations (Germany)
Dr. Till SCHREIBER, CDC Cartel Damage Claims (Belgium)
Dr. Robert HARDY, LL.M. (Harvard), Simmons & Simmons LLP (Netherlands)
12:30 » 14:30
14:30 » 16:30
Sightseeing of Lyon
No extra fee, maximum 30 people
17:00 » 22:00
Optional social program - Wine tasting and dinner at the Domaine Ogier
Not included in the registration fees, payable upon registration





Practical information


Please book your room at the College Hotel prior to 5 September 2019

Hotel address: 5 place Saint Paul, 69005 Lyon

Booking code: AIJA2019

Room rates: 159€ / single room

You can also contact the hotel Cour des Loges per email for a preferential bedroom rate



Organising Committee

Menold Bezler Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB (GERMANY)

MAAT avocat (FRANCE)

Pauline LE MORE
LeMore Avocat (FRANCE)

Simmons & Simmons LLP (GERMANY)