Pros and Cons 2008

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We have a tradition of arranging seminars on major issues, where academics and practitioners meet in the same arena.

The seminars, which is open for competition authority employees, researchers, lawyers and competition consultants, have been appreciated for the open discussion among the participants and we hope that this year’s seminar will be no exception.

Seminar in Stockholm on November 7

This year, the theme for the seminar is "The Pros and Cons of Vertical Restraints". As in previous years we will arrange a seminar in Stockholm on November 7 where the contributors will present their papers and leading officials from competition authorities around the world will be the discussants.

Programme, Friday 7 November

8.30 Registration and coffee
9.00 Introduction by the Director General of the Swedish Competition Authority.

The moderator for the seminar is Lucas Peeperkorn.
9.20 Margaret Slade: The Effects of Vertical Restraints: An Evidence Based Approach.
Discussant: Christian Ewald
10.20 Coffee
10.50 Daniel O’Brien: The Antitrust Treatment of Vertical Restraints: Beyond the Possibility Theorems.
Discussant: Valerie Meunier
11.50 Paul Dobson: Buyer-driven Vertical Restraints.
Discussant: Søren Gaard
12.50 Lunch
14.00 Patrick Rey: Price Control in Vertical Relations.
Discussant: Joao E. Gata.
15.00 Coffee
15.30 Joanna Goyder: Is Nothing Sacred? Resale Price Maintenance and the EU Policy Review on Vertical Restraints.
Discussant:  Matthew Bennett
16.30 Closing of seminar, DG SCA and Lucas Peeperkorn

Each speaker has 35 minutes for their presentations; the discussants have 15 minutes each, leaving 10 minutes for general discussion.


The seminar venue is World Trade Center Stockholm, directly adjacent to Arlanda Express, the express rail link with Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The conference venue is marked by red dot.


Paul Dobson, Loughborough University
Joanna Goyder, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Daniel O’Brien, US Federal Trade Commission
Patrick Rey, IDEI, Université Toulouse I
Margaret Slade, University of Warwick, University of British Columbia

We have the pleasure of announcing that, among others, the following senior officials will comment on the presentations:

Matthew Bennett, Office of Fair Trading, United Kingdom
Søren Gaard, Danish Competition Authority
Valerie Meunier, Conseil de la concurrence, France
Joao E. Gata, Portuguese Competition Authority
Christian Ewald, Bundeskartellamt, Germany

Moderator of the seminar will be Lucas Peeperkorn, DG Competition, European Commission.


The registration is closed.

All matters regarding registration and accommodation are handled by Congrex Sweden AB,


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our head of the organizing committee Arvid Fredenberg at .

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