Speaking Engagement

The Inaugural Global Merger Control Conference: Navigating Uncharted Waters of Global Merger Regimes

Wednesday, October 30 12:00 AM BST to 05:30 AM BST

Paris Office - 96 Boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris France

Join us for a briefing in person or by teleconference

In recent years, there has been a veritable “big bang” of merger control rules and regulations throughout the world. All told, of some 200 sovereign states in the world, approximately 125 have implemented merger control regimes (the latest being the 19 Eastern and Southern African States belonging to COMESA), what the Financial Times recently identified as a “new bottleneck.” How are multinational groups to deal with this regulatory challenge?

In response, Paul Hastings Global Competition Practice has organized, with Concurrences Journal, an afternoon briefing seminar, during which Competition and Antitrust partners from our Paris, Brussels, Washington, D.C., and Palo Alto offices will discuss their views with panelists involved in merger control from various horizons, on a worldwide scale, including, inter alia:

  • Bruno Lasserre
    Chairman, French Competition Authority

  • Randolph Tritell
    Director, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

  • Willard Mwemba
    Head of Mergers, COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa)

  • Christopher B. Hockett
    Chair, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association

  • Kaarli Eichhorn
    Senior counsel, European Competition Law, General Electric

The panel discussions will deal head-on with those controversial issues of strategic importance to multinational enterprises everywhere in the world.


Michael Cohen
Partner, Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto

C. Scott Hataway
Partner, Washington, D.C.

Pierre Kirch
Partner, Brussels/Paris

M.J. Moltenbrey
Partner, Washington, D.C.

Andreas Stargard
Partner, Brussels/Washington, D.C.


Briefing from 1pm to 6.30 pm and Reception from 6.30 pm to 8pm.

RSVP by Tuesday, 22 October 2013. For additional information and to register, please follow this link. You will have the option to participate in person or by teleconference.

Isabelle de Hoop Scheffer

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