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PLI's Antitrust Institute 2016: Developments & Hot Topics

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - Friday, May 06, 2016

12:00 AM BST - 12:00 AM BST

This year’s Institute will examine developments in several key areas of antitrust— with emphasis on fundamentals and current developments — reflected in recent decisions as well as vigorous enforcement in the US and around the world.  Panels or nationally known practitioners and senior government enforcement officials will report on and explore developments in competitor relationships, including cartels and other per se antitrust violations as well as the antitrust implications of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations; the legality of various vertical restraints on customers and suppliers;  current merger analysis and enforcement; standards for compliance with U.S. price discrimination laws; and the strategies and priorities of the antitrust enforcers, including increased cooperation among U.S. and foreign competition authorities.

What You Will Learn

Recent decisions addressing:

  • Standards for per se and rule of reason analysis

  • Conspiracy law and competitor relationships

  • Joint ventures and other business collaborations

  • Resale price maintenance, tying and bundling arrangements, monopolization, and attempted monopolization

  • Mergers, acquisitions and similar combinations

  • Trade associations, standard-setting and industry cooperation

  • Intersection of Intellectual Property and Antitrust law

Current federal, state and non-U.S. enforcement priorities

Interactive refresher on Robinson-Patman principles and developments in the law of price and promotional benefits discrimination

DOJ and FTC review of recent mergers, such as Anthem/Cigna and AT&T/DirecTV

Antitrust compliance and ethics

International developments for global industries

Special FeatureEarn one full hour of Ethics credit

Credit OfferedCLE and CPD

Who Should AttendThis advanced program is intended for in-house corporate counsel and attorneys in government and private practice with responsibility for, or interest in, antitrust matters.

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